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—a 200-year-old stone bank barn filled with thousands of old books. A browser’s delight!

Our distinctive establishment offers better used, out-of-print, collected, distinctive and rare books in all fields. We have Central PA’s largest selection of antique maps, prints and views. Canaday’s Book Barn offers a diverse general selection with specialties, including:

Americana, Local & Pennsylvania History, American & Regional History; Travel & Exploration, Military History, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Antiques & Collectibles, Art, Gardening, Cookbooks, Music, Literature, Religion, Fine Bindings, Children’s and Illustrated Books, True Crime; Sporting, Transportation, Natural History, Science & Technology, etc.

You’ll also find within our walls vintage magazines, vinyl LP and 45 records, antique photographs, posters, postcards, bookends and a host of other interesting and unusual items. Tour this site and then visit us at the barn! We’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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A REMINDER... WHAT MAKES A PERFECT COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG. In light of the apparent debacle at the CMT Awards the other night, I felt obliged to list the required ingredients, according to David Allan Coe. The song must mention Mama, or trains, or trucks, or prison, or getting drunk.

"I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison
And I went to pick'er up in the rain
But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
She got runned over by a damned ol' train"

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REMEMBERING...THE GREATEST! It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of Muhammad Ali. Truly one of the most controversial, flamboyant, impressive & inspiring sports figures of all times. Period!

I am usually reluctant to "share" personal stories publicly, but felt moved by his memory. The picture that accompanies this post is taken of my father with Muhammad Ali at his training camp in Deer Lake, Pa.. My father was there to film a TV commercial with Ali. He had been named "Father of the Year" by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for his untiring support and advocacy. During the lifetime we shared, I witnessed him face the daily indignities thrown at him by this cruel & debilitating disease. He faced them with patience, courage, determination and bearing on a heroic level. For that he is THE GREATEST in my book!

While only 4 years old, I have will-of-the wisp memories of the visit to Deer Lake. I specifically remember watching the filming and eventually being banished to the far side of the gym under the watchful eye of my mother for some falsely accused indiscretion. I have been told Ali joked with me and playfully sparred with me. Sadly, I do not remember. This was an age long before smart phones and the photographic record of my early life is rather scant. What I wouldn't give for a picture of me sparring with Ali! I will have to be satisfied with my own fuzzy memories and the stories passed down by my parents. They will suffice and be cherished!
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SPECIALIZING IN OLD AND RARE BOOKS, MAPS AND PRINTS