Sunday, March 29, 2015

Baldwin’s Book Barn: A Chester County Retailer Rooted in History

March 24, 2015 2:46 pm

Baldwin's Book Barn is exactly what it seems: a barn full of books. But there's more to it than that. This Chester County institution dates all the way back to 1822, when the five-story stone barn was first built. Nowadays, instead of housing barnyard animals, the distinctive white structure hosts more than 30,000 used books, some of which are rare, plus manuscripts, maps, and prints

That said, when you arrive at Baldwin's, don't expect your cookie-cutter bookstore experience. Here, the wooden floors creak under the weight of footsteps, some of the inventory might sport a layer of dust, and the store's resident cats are likely to snake between your ankles in request of a scratch behind the ears. It's all part of Baldwin's charm, though, especially if you find time to settle into a cozy alcove to preview your new reads.

If you'd like to check out this unique store for yourself, you can stop by between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Baldwin Book Barn
865 Lenape Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 696-0816

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King of Prussia Mall: Spend a Day at One of the Largest Malls in the Country

March 17, 2015 3:28 pm

While the Mall of America gets the recognition of being the largest mall in the country, the King of Prussia Mall gives it a run for its money. This impressively large mall offers a great mix of over 400 retailers, from Burberry to Forever 21. Whatever your favorite luxury label or mall brand may be, it likely has a home here.

Department stores, like Macy’s and Nordstrom, make up a large portion of the retail space, and there’s both an expansive food court and a number of full-sized restaurants for a quick lunch stop during a day of shopping. Explore both the original Court section of the mall and the newer Plaza, and then pop into the Cheesecake Factory or Legal Sea Foods to fuel up on some delicious grub.

King of Prussia Mall is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Parking is available in either the large garage or the open parking lots, though it is often quite crowded. To beat the crowds, regulars recommend shopping earlier in the morning.

King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-5727

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 9:36 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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