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Address: 19 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
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+44 1634 811651
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Lost hours to this shop in the best way

I love books and to me a full bookcase is a happy bookcase. My partner and I "popped" in to Baggins only to spent an hour or 2 perusing the many categories available. We left with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love books and to me a full bookcase is a happy bookcase. My partner and I "popped" in to Baggins only to spent an hour or 2 perusing the many categories available. We left with so many more books than planned and will definitely be returning soon. A must visit for all book worms!

Thank FLouise91
Haines City, Florida
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In keeping with the old high street, antique shops, charity shops and vintage shops. Could do with more signage but plenty of books

Thank dawn34273
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is one of the best bookshops in the world! Every wall filled with amazing books! Every nook and granny filled!

Thank Jade P
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114 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Baggins Book Bazaar was on my programme for Rochester and I even made time for the visit. I was glad to find the place, glad to meet a very affable owner, obviously well acquainted with his trade, glad that the well-stocked bookshop is not all on database and that the customer is asked to browse like a good old bookworm.... More 

1 Thank Ray V
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Well, where to begin.... Baggins Books is a true book lovers book shop.. One of my favourite reasons for going is the smell, this might sound odd but it smells of old books which is just what a bolts hop should smell like... Not the sanitised rows of new paperbacks perfectly arranged while wafts of coffee pass your nose ,... More 

1 Thank Amanda A
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Huge range of second hand books, could spend hours in here. I bought several books on US history, but would have bought a lot more had I the stamina to look at every section.

Thank Tony S
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Every time I go to old Rochester I visit this amazing emporium of second hand books. Every interest under the Sun, very knowledgeable and helpful staff, floors galore and hours of quiet enjoyable searching. Do try it.

Thank dolomede
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

If you like second hand books and I do, this place is a must. It is a place of adventure for all lovers of the written word. Shelves upon shelves of old and newer second hand books that others have had the adventure of reading before you. Maybe not in the best alphabetical order, more just in groups of topics... More 

Thank ConnyMyra
Rochester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This is such a lovely rickety old book shop, almost a museum. Even if you are not a big reader it's well worth spending a bit of time in the numerous rooms and aisles of this shop, I almost guarantee you buy a book on an interest you never knew you had! Take the kids too and get them away... More 

1 Thank Scott B
Rochester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Baggins is a great second hand bookshop dealing in anything from rarities to pulp paperbacks and it just goes on forever. It feels like a library out of a fantasy novel where the normal rules of space have been suspended. Lovely people too who amazingly seem to know most of what is there.

Thank RobinBegley

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