I didn’t grow up on a farm or even in the country but I have an early affinity for barns. My dad was a college professor and an avid reader. I have many memories of trips to Baldwin’s Book Barn -a used bookstore housed in the most amazing dairy barn near our home in West Chester, PA.
Built in 1822, this 5 story barn had so many nooks and crannies, odd staircases and interesting doors to explore! My love of barns began with books – an unusual combination I know, but one that has me fascinated with the sizes, shapes and stories of barns to this day.– Tara Reed