Thousands of New Books on the Shelves!!!

The Beginning of the End, Closing Sale Continues, 50% Off

Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm.

web Barn 20Old bookstores are best enjoyed by leisurely browsing. For this reason, we hope you can plan to spend an afternoon. We have over 75,000 volumes covering just about every subject.

The bookstore resides in a historic limestone  Pennsylvania Bank Barn built in 1800. The original architectural features of the barn have been retained and highlighted, blending harmoniously with the fine selection of old and antiquarian books. Leather volumes feel at home between hand-hewn chestnut beams, 18-inch-wide oak floor planks and 2 foot thick stone walls.

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The barn is heated by a turn-of-the-century antique pot-bellied stove salvaged from an old railroad station. Even so, standards of heating from that era don’t quite meet modern expectations. We recommend a good sweater (and sometimes a hat or gloves) during the colder months, so that you may better enjoy your browsing. Lighter clothing is recommended during the “Dog Days” of summer, especially if you will be browsing in the loft.

We close the Book Barn between Christmas Day and a date in Mid-March each year. During this time we can meet with customers by appointment.

 

 

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions make for a full day of adventure! The surrounding area is rich in history and natural beauty. What could beat a day of “Bookbarning”? Only a day of “Bookbarning” combined with a visit to the following attractions:

A visit to Meadowbrooke Gourds—practically in our backyard—world famous supplier of decorative gourds to the likes of Martha Stewart. Their seasonal tours should not be missed.

A visit to Downtown Carlisle, a quaint traditional “mainstreet” community, home to numerous antique shops, boutiques and intimate restaurants.

A walk on the Army Heritage Trail at the Army Heritage Center. Open to the public and free of charge, it features recreations of a World War I Trench System, a Revolutionary War Period Redoubt, Old Artillery Pieces and Tanks, Replicas of Old Military Barracks, etc.

A walk or ride on the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Trail. The recently renovated trail runs between Newville and Shippensburg on the bed of the historic Cumberland Valley Railroad, which began hauling passengers and freight in 1837.

Attend one of the world famous Carlisle Car Shows. The main shows are scheduled in the Spring and Fall and now include collector car auctions. A total of 11 car events fill out the summer schedule.

And farther afield, Gettysburg National Military Park and the National Civil War Museum.

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Prime Midtown Harrisburg Restaurant /Retail Property to be Sold at Auction!

May 7th at 4:00pm.

Open House: Sunday, April 22nd, 1pm to 3pm.

Full Suite of Commercial Restaurant Equip.,
Incl. Large Stainless Steel Fire Suppression Hood
w/ Make-up Air!

Located in the Middle of the HACC Midtown Campus and just a stone's throw from the Midtown Cinema. A short walk to the Broad Street Market, Susquehanna Art Museum and New Federal Courthouse Building Site.
306 Reily Street.
Perfect Niche Restaurant Location.
Recently in operation as Nellie's Cafe.
Very Clean Property.
Brand New Furnace.
All Modern Electric, Gas & Plumbing.
Upgraded Electric would support Neighborhood Grocery.
Easy Project for Re-Purpose as High End Residential Units.
Endless Possibilities in this Desirable Location!
Reserve Price a Very Significant Reduction from Conventional Listing Price.

Please see a full descriptive listing w/ tons of pics at AuctionZip.com or at www.rowesauctionservice.com.
???s Call Dave at Rowe's Auction Service at (717)574-1008.
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HOORAY!!! Canaday's Book Barn will Re-Open
on Friday, March 30th.!!!

If you are in the area, stop by to visit over Easter Weekend. Hopefully, Old Man Winter will be gone! Normal store hours will resume. Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Over the winter we have shelved thousands of new books in most categories. Particularly numerous additions have increased our selection in Religion, Philosophy & Science and all of the Intersections between those disciplines. Also, lots of new Pennsylvania related material.

This will be our last Spring / Summer with the store closing for good before fall. Come get your deals while they last. The 50% off sale continues with tons of new additions!!
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SPECIALIZING IN OLD AND RARE BOOKS, MAPS AND PRINTS