28 responses to Raber’s Bookstore

  • Joyce Raber Van Osdel
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (May 5th, 2010 at 14:08)

    This is so neat to hear about a Raber bookstore. I found out from my aunt in west virginia we are related to amish rabers. God Bless Joyce

  • G. Stutzman
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (May 5th, 2010 at 16:58)

    Can you publish the exact address for Raber’s Bookstore. We would like to check it out on my next trip home to Berlin. Charm is, and always has been one of my favorite places on earth.

  • Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (May 5th, 2010 at 20:53)

    Anything with “bookstore” in the name gets my vote – I wish I could go there right now! Sounds adorable and I bet it’s so flattering when you walk into these places and they know of you and your book – that’s awesome! ☺

  • Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (May 6th, 2010 at 22:06)

    To G. Stutzman:
    If you go south on CR 600 out of Charm, Raber’s bookstore is right before you come to TR 188, on the west side of the road. Don’t worry about not finding it; everybody in the southeast part of Holmes County probably knows where Raber’s Bookstore is. Just ask where “Bookstore Ben Raber” lives. (Yep more than one Ben Raber in Holmes County :-) ) Mike

  • :)
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (January 11th, 2011 at 07:36)

    the address is
    2467 CR 600
    Baltic, OH 43804

  • Naomi
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (January 26th, 2011 at 17:13)

    needless to say my mom had a fit when I told her “Rabers Bookstore” is on the world wide web! My Great grandpa started the shop, Then grandpa Ben and Emma kept it going until my parents Aden and Mary took it over a couple yrs ago.And yes they are seeing more out of towners and wondered why until mom stated asking where they found out about the bookstore! Need I say the web.90% of there business is mail orders but anyones welcome to stop in.I do love the pic that is posted, that is on my home place where I lived my first 22 yrs, it is the Chestnut Ridge School House where grandpa Ben went to school. The new Flat Ridge School is 1/2 north of there place now!

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  • Carol Goodlace
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (March 22nd, 2012 at 13:54)

    Raber's Book Store Information

    Hello, My husband and I was in the area on 3-13-12. We wanted to stop at Raber’s Bookstore but didn’t seem like it was open at 1:30 in the afternoon. There was no sign out front or anything indicating they were open.
    I was wondering if they close for winter or have specific hours? If you have that information, I would greatly appreciate it. Out of respect, I didn’t go to the door, I would never intrude.
    Thank you so much for all that you post.

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    • :)
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (March 22nd, 2012 at 16:23)

      There are no specific hrs as of yet we are working on setting hrs but if nobody is in the store check the houses there’s always someone around!

    • naomi
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (March 22nd, 2012 at 21:32)

      Sorry that you didnt get any service that day, but do not hesitate to knock on the door. On march 6 grandpa Ben Raber passed away and Mary Raber (mom) who is usually in the bookstore had a emer triple by-pass done the same afternoon, so she had been home only 4 days when you stopped in, but somebody is usually there to wait on customers. She is recovering greatly at this time!God is good!
      Remember we do about 80% mail orders compared to our in store customers, so were usually packing books.

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  • Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (June 10th, 2013 at 23:48)

    Looking for a book...

    I’m looking for a book “German Made Easy” (definitions & english pronounciations) compiled by, Laura Auker. You have to book or any info on where I can get it, it would be appreciated.-Susan

    • Linda
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (June 11th, 2013 at 08:04)

      www.abebooks.com has a used copy.
      “German Made Easy” was listed in the 2009 catalog of Brookside Bookstore in Parkesburg, PA. Maybe someone else has an up-to-date catalog. Or maybe Raber’s will respond.

    • rachelle
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (June 11th, 2013 at 22:50)

      german made easy

      We have the German Made Easy book at Rabers Bookstore. Send the order to 2467 CR 600, Baltic, oh 43804 and we will mail the book and an invoice.

      • Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (June 12th, 2013 at 18:29)

        Thank you for responding. Can you tell me the cost? I’m enquiring for a friend (who doesn’t have computer or internet) .. I’ll get the info to her & then let her take it from there. She’s very interested in obtaining a copy. -Susan

        • rachelle
          Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (June 12th, 2013 at 22:44)

          German Made Easy

          I’m not 100% sure, i dont have the price list with me right now but i believe it is a little under $10.00 and shipping would be $4.00 for regular mail or $6.00 for priority. The store phone # is 330-893-1313, it is only for voicemail but if you leave a message somebody will call you back with a price or leave your # and i will give you a call when i am there tomorrow.

        • rachelle
          Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (June 13th, 2013 at 13:11)

          german made easy

          Sorry I had a different book in mind. These are $3.95 plus $4 postage

  • Lisa Wiebe
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (August 9th, 2013 at 11:35)

    German New Testament

    Hi; I am looking for a German New Testament, it is Leather Bound, with “Neue Testament” in gold script across the top front of the cover. It is embossed with spiral rings. The size of it is 6 and 3/8 inches tall and 4 inches wide. Inside the front cover it has the following. “Das Neue Testament nach der deutschen uebersetzung Martin Luthers- Neu durchgesehen nach dem vom Deutschen Evangelischen Kirchenauschusz genehmigten Text-London Britishe und Auslaendische Bibelgesellschaft-1957. All Print is in Black, I would like to know if you carry them for sale. you can get in touch with me at 432-209-1211 or my email-liwiebe@yahoo.com
    A response would be greatly appreciated. Lisa Wiebe with Old Colony Mennonite Church, Seminole, TX

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  • Lisa Wiebe
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (October 7th, 2013 at 10:48)

    Hello My name is Lisa Wiebe. I am with the Old Colony Mennonite Church in Seminole, Texas. I need to order some Bibles again.
    We have ordered from you before, I think the last time we ordered Bibles was in 2011.
    The SKU for the Bibles on my receipt is BGERL, it’s a Ger/Eng Red Letter 6 X 8 3/4. I believe they come in 10 to a box, I would like to order at least 40 Bibles.
    You can get in touch with me at 432-209-1211
    Thank You and Have a wonderful Day
    Lisa Wiebe

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    • Valerie
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (October 8th, 2013 at 06:46)

      Will try to help

      Hi Lisa,
      Unless someone has a better idea, I can go to Rabers Bookstore soon, and give them your request. I can then call you with a total, not sure if they require payment upfront or not.

      I don’t believe the Rabers would see this website to know about your request, they do not use internet from my understanding so I will call you when I get the information, within the next week I hope to go there.

      God Bless,

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    • Rachelle
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (October 8th, 2013 at 22:25)

      Hello Lisa, I will be working tomorrow afternoon and i will give you a call then and we can go from there! Thank you! :)

  • Rachelle
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (October 8th, 2013 at 22:31)

    Bookstore Orders.

    Hey everyone, if you have questions about books, prices, ect. please feel free to write to the bookstore. Rabers Bookstore, 2467 CR 600, Baltic, OH 43804. or you can email me RachelleKaye@live.com i only work there a few days a week now but i will do my best to get back in touch with you and answer any questions that way!

    • Rachelle
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (October 8th, 2013 at 22:33)



      above is the FB link i made for the bookstore.

    • Valerie
      Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (October 9th, 2013 at 11:49)

      Thank you Rachelle

      That is great information you provided and thank you for taking care of this, maybe I’ll meet you soon myself.
      I’ve only been there once but I think it was Mrs. Raber who was working. She was sooo sweet. Did Mr. Raber pass away?
      That is a great bookstore, glad to know people have easier access to it then just driving there! :)

      • Rachelle
        Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (October 10th, 2013 at 19:35)

        No problem! The bookstore is run by my grandma (Mary Raber) right now, her husband, my grandpa is still alive but doesn’t work in the store, before that it was run by my great-grandpa and he passes away about a year and a half ago.

  • Lindsey
    Comment on Raber’s Bookstore (March 24th, 2014 at 01:21)

    Raber Family History

    I’m working on my husband’s genealogy line. His great-great grandfather was William Raber born in 1840 in Pennsylvania. My father-in-law just told me tonight that Williams’s father’s name was Benjamin Raber. When I googled Benjamin Raber, I stumbled upon this website for your bookstore. I can’t help but wonder if there might be a connection to your family. Do you happen to have any info on a Benjamin Raber from the early 1800′s that had a son named William in Pennsylvania? I would greatly appreciate any info you might have.

    Thank You!

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    • To get in touch with Raber's

      Lindsey I’d suggest writing directly to Raber’s bookstore if you want to get in touch with them. They know we’ve posted about them here, but since they are Amish I’m not sure how often they are aware of updates/comments. There are also a number of genealogy books among Amish which might shed some light.

      Raber’s Bookstore
      2467 CR 600
      Baltic, OH 43804

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