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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Hours of fun

On a day when the weather was so-so we spent hours browsing this wonderful old... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MightySkiddaw
Unique bookstore worth a stop

Really great repurposing of an old station building into a spacious yet cozy used bookstore. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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“book shop” (133 reviews)
“old railway” (149 reviews)
“book lovers” (119 reviews)
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
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+44 1665 604888
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a day when the weather was so-so we spent hours browsing this wonderful old bookshop/station. Relaxed setting and even found a 1970 Dandy annual last read when I was 8 yrs old. Great.

Thank MightySkiddaw
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really great repurposing of an old station building into a spacious yet cozy used bookstore. I loved the atmosphere, plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and a nice cafe to refuel in. As for the books themselves, prices were decent but selection quality varied...More

Thank inkwave17
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love books, this is the place to visit. There is limited parking at the old railway station where the shop is situated, but there is plenty in the town of Alnwick which is only a short walk away. Truly an Aladdin's Cave, there...More

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a place to visit. 1st visit to the place and so busy. Very friendly staff and the food was very good. Thanks.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard great things of this secondhand and antiquarian bookshop, so had high expectations. Well there are definitely some positives. It is a large bookshop with a pretty wide range of books. It has a really nice cafe with a good range of cakes...More

Thank BruceTheSheep
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommend a visit for the books and the nice cafe as we were in Alnwick visiting the gardens.I will thank her when I get back to work! We really enjoyed our visit. The old station and waiting rooms with its ceiling mural make...More

Thank Louise Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spectacular place, thousands of books everywhere. Places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Gifts to take away to.

Thank Sonicacaca123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing secondhand book store! Never seen so many books! Lots of interest, you can browse for ages in this massive shop. Its in the old railway station, and has many aspects of the old station still in evidence. Nice cafe too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful for people of all ages...something for everyone. Good food, well laid out shelves, clever notes and recommendations. Just fabulous and bring your dog as well. Parking can be a challenge but its worth it...

Thank suep2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a little time before an event I was attending and walked past, then saw the gorgeous building and backtracked. The staff were really helpful and pleasant, gave me a very accurate estimate of the walking time to where I was going and directions...More

Thank annies658
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Lucy G
6 March 2018|
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Response from paulnferguson72 | Reviewed this property |
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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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