The Forefather’s Book Shop: Day 9 of “12 Days of Christmas: Penns Valley Gift Guide”


(the vault formerly used for the bank; now stocked with books)

Yesterday, we highlighted Main Street Yarn, today we highlight its sister shop, The Forefathers Book Shop. You’ll find these charming shops in the same building on Main Street in Rebersburg.

Forefathers Book Shop is where you’ll find a perfect gift for your history-buff, book-loving friends and family. You’ll love browsing the 15,000 beautiful selections. Once you find the perfect book, wrap it up in brown paper, tie it with twine, and you’ll make your certain someone smile from ear to ear.

shop aisles

This shop is an excellent source for books on American history. In fact, scholars travel quite a ways in order to peruse the collections. Just think: we have this treasure at our finger tips! With biographies of every President, numerous Supreme Court Justices, hundreds of politicians at all levels of office, the shop also includes detailed accounts of the Revolutionary War period, the Wild West, the Civil War and beyond.


(I went in looking for Churchill. I found Churchill!)

Beyond political and historical works, the shop also includes the classics, novels, true crime, sports and entertainment, English literature, religion, mathematics, speech and writing, animals and the outdoors, children’s books, and much, much more! 

They purchase new collections weekly with the most recent being 150 books on President Theodore Roosevelt.  You never know the treasures you’ll find when you become a regular visitor.

Special holiday hours just for you: from Friday, December 13th until Christmas Eve, the shops will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will close at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas Day. They reopen Dec. 26 with regular hours.

Forefather’s Book Shop Regular Hours:

Thu – Fri – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Check out last year’s “Penns Valley Gift Guide” by clicking here.)

 Enjoy your home,

About Laura

We are one little family and we're on a mission: we want to discover our hometown and share the treasures with you! Just think of all the tractor-pulls, restaurants, farm stands, mom-and-pop shops, and local attractions that we'll enjoy together. We hope that our discoveries and ideas strengthen your family and our hometown Penns Valley, Pennsylvania.
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3 Responses to The Forefather’s Book Shop: Day 9 of “12 Days of Christmas: Penns Valley Gift Guide”

  1. Beth says:

    Where is it located?

  2. Laura says:

    Beth, both Main Street Yarn and Forefather’s Book Shop are located on Main Street in Rebersburg. :)

  3. Erin H. says:

    (I couldn’t submit a comment on Main Street Yarn’s special page, but…) I must get out there! My BFF is an amazing knitter and she’s visiting NEXT WEEK. I have had my eye on a yarn ball bowl for some time, though I cannot imagine what kind of yarn she’d prefer. I’ve also been thinking about getting this book for her (it’s a compilation of short stories about knitting in the authors’ lives, and how it -literally- knits parts of their lives together): “Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting”

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