Going-out-of-Business Sale

All Books Discounted 50%

Over the next several weeks we will be shelving thousands of fresh-to-market books in all categories.  Some of these books have been in storage for as many as 10 years. We are amazed at the quantity and quality and are constantly surprised at the gems that are surfacing from hibernation!  What were we thinking..  allowing them to sit in boxes all these years?  All must go now, before we are gone.  We are shelving as many as we can each day.  Come visit and find a treasure for yourself!!!

Open Tues thru Sat 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.



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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50% OFF ALL BOOKS!!!! Fresh Material Being Shelved Everyday throughout the Sale until our backlog is depleted!


A Huge Stone Barn Stuffed w/ Old Books... An Amazing Collection of Antiquarian, Out-of-Print, Collected, Distinctive & Rare Books!

Over 70,000 Books! Great Gifts for Someone Special or a Well Deserved Treat for Yourself!!

The shelves are bulging. Great books in all categories. Come now to grab a deal before we close on January 6th. Be sure to dress warm... its cold in the barn.. but it will be well worth the trouble once you see our selection and the quality of the books. Perhaps an attractive 200 year old leather-bound volume, or a decorative book of poetry from the Victorian age, Classic Literature, a vintage children's book, a huge art folio of your favorite artist's works, Gardening, Historic Architecture, Colonial American history, history of cavalry raids during the Civil War or Indian customs of the Great Plains. We have something for everyone!

All must go now, before we are gone. Come visit and find a treasure for yourself!!!

Check out the pics or take a photo tour on our website. The shelves are bulging with Treasures!

Hurry to get the Best Selection!

Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM to 5PM.

MC,VISA, Discover & Debit Cards Accepted!

Visit www.canadaysbookbarn.com and take the tour.

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When the kids were small we watched a lot of Nature DVDs... They Loved It! Now that they are teenagers we want to expose them to the incredible history of our country and of the world.

We make an effort to watch TV as a family and are looking for appropriate material. While we cannot afford to buy these films new, we would pay what you would expect to sell them for at a yard sale or we could trade for some of the wonderful books we offer in our store.

We are looking specifically for the PBS "American Experience" and Ken Burns Documentaries, but will certainly consider any quality production. Historical and Literary Dramas need to accurately depict the era in which they are set and demonstrate quality cinematography and acting. A short list of titles we seek include:

"Anne of Green Gables", "Silence", "Matewan", "The Name of the Rose", "Far From the Madding Crowd", "Dunkirk", "The Sting", "The Battle of Algiers", etc.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg, but should give you an idea of what we are looking for.

Stop by with you DVDs and Bluerays. Let's Make a Deal!!!

Kindest Regards,
Ted Canaday
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