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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Delightful, A Charming Place to While Away An Hour or Three

I have visited Barter Books on four occasions now and haven't been disappointed once. The building... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Exeter, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great & unusual place

Well worth a visit.... there are so MANY books to browse whilst having a coffee. They do a lovely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pamela H
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One of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Barter Books has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the North East of Englnd.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old railway” (131 reviews)
“book lovers” (103 reviews)
“second hand” (72 reviews)
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have visited Barter Books on four occasions now and haven't been disappointed once. The building is lovely and welcoming from the moment you walk through the door - especially on colder days when they have the coal fire burning. The choice of books -...More

Thank ramster999
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit.... there are so MANY books to browse whilst having a coffee. They do a lovely lunch/meal

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is no ordinary second hand bookshop, the location, the book selection, the ability to sit down and read whilst there, the high-level toy train and there is a cafe make this a great attraction. If you enjoy reading this is a must visit place.

Thank Barnstones
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time we are in Northumberland we visit as we are both big book lovers. Have to say it never disappoints and I always buy loads of books. If you love books and old train stations you'll love it here! You can sit and just...More

Thank Jobi66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are into books then this is a place to visit. Thousands of second hand books to search through. I am not too interested in old books but I can appreciate that many people, who are into books, would find this place really interesting....More

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 2 days ago

Characterful place, located in an old railway station. It is huge, has a huge range of books, lots of comfy chairs, a café, which although we didn't try, was clearly popular and smelt delicious and toilets. Dogs are also welcome, what more could you ask...More

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Housed in the old station, Barter Books is a place to linger. There is a wide range of books from second hand popular novels to first editions. There are armchairs, tables and an excellent cafe. You can also trade your old books in and get...More

1  Thank BigJazza904
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really quirky place. Worth a visit although it was packed the day we went and we couldn't get in to have lunch. Massive array of books with lots of books and crannies to sit and read. A bòok lover's paradise although some books were...More

Thank Caitlin_35
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Driven past many times over the years and always wondered what it looked like inside. What a find and what an Aladdins Cave. If you are a real bookworm this is a definite find and a return is to be planned.

Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely town Old historic railway station HUGE second hand book shop with cracking cafe If you are in the area it is a must do!

Thank Darren W
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linda w
2 August 2016|
Response from BoytonBoyAbroad |
Yes, I am certain there were two disabled bays right up by the entrance
linda w
2 August 2016|
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Response from magsbr | Reviewed this property |
Think there was, may be limited though. We parked in the street at the side - mother has a walker & managed fine.
14 July 2016|
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Response from Rika G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take dogs to Barter Books!!!