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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Best 2nd hand bookshop

Kept the whole family interested for an hour at least - and as in the best bookshops bought stuff I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ccooper8901
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Colchester, United Kingdom
More time needed

It's easy to spend several hours here and still want to come back for more. Found many books that I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael M
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old railway” (134 reviews)
“book lovers” (111 reviews)
“second hand” (75 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Kept the whole family interested for an hour at least - and as in the best bookshops bought stuff I never would have found online

Thank ccooper8901
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's easy to spend several hours here and still want to come back for more. Found many books that I didn't know I wanted to read!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a place! We enjoyed our visit, we could have easily of stayed a couple of hours, especially near to the roaring fire as the weather was damp and a little chilly. Disappointedly we found some staff disinterested and lacked manners. Despite this would suggest...More

Thank PeaPod4910
Reviewed 3 days ago

As we were staying just round the corner from the bookshop it would have been a serious omission to not visit. Huge place in the old station. Quite a transformation but still a lot of character remains from the station and all wonderfully complemented by...More

Thank sidjen2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow! Absolutely love it here. Spend a good few hours perusing the amazing selection of books and drinking numerous coffee's. It's a must see if you are ever in Alnwick.

Thank paulwilkinson2222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuesday 22nd August 17, my husband and I decided to go into Alnwick to visit either the castle or garden. On the way into Alnwick my husband and I noticed a sign for ‘Barter Books’, a second hand bookshop located in the old railway station....More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly great place. We went there for breakfast and enjoyed the whole Barter Books experience. It is a unique place and the cafe food is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my smashed avocado on toast washed down with freshly-squeezed orange juice and served...More

Thank tessie1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you've ever needed to enjoy shopping under one roof - I never thought I'd admit to enjoying shopping but this second hand emporium has it all......a lovely vast space, familiar seating, food and drink, time and so many options to pass away a rainy...More

Thank malcolmroderick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is basically a absolutely mega used book store and what a store! It's enormous. It took a while to get into the layout but the range and choice is very impressive. There are a couple of areas I saw internally to eat or grab...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your typical 2nd hand book store. The stock is well laid out, well organised with plenty of chairs to sit on and a small eatery (though this does get crowded at times). Parking is limited but lurk for a little and something...More

Thank Martin H
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linda w
2 August 2016|
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Response from BoytonBoyAbroad |
Yes, I am certain there were two disabled bays right up by the entrance
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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.
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philipr685
14 July 2016|
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Response from Rika G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take dogs to Barter Books!!!
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