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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Great for books and snacks

We visit here on a regular basis it's only 5 minutes away from where we live in Alnwick. If you are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alnwick, United Kingdom
via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Barter Books and decided to have Brunch there served from about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rika G
Northumberland National Park, 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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old railway” (146 reviews)
“book lovers” (114 reviews)
“second hand” (81 reviews)
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visit here on a regular basis it's only 5 minutes away from where we live in Alnwick. If you are looking for books which are rare you have a good chance to find it here plus the food/snacks are delicious..

Thank captainmarvel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Barter Books and decided to have Brunch there served from about 9-11.30am. I chose Avocado on multigrain toast with chilli flakes & a poached egg. My friends enjoyed their choices too. The cafe was quite busy but the service...More

Thank Rika G
Reviewed 6 days ago

During our recent break in Northumberland we decided to visit this place after being told it was a must if we visited Alnwick. When we walked through the doors it was clear this was a bookshop with a difference. You spend as much time looking...More

Thank lynn h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard of this establishment at our local book club it was on our list of places to visit, not disappointed, especially as it was a very cold morning and all the old coal fires in the place were a blaze! Great place to spend...More

Thank BMcGill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barter Books is a great bookshop with a huge selection. We had lunch here as well and the food was really good. Very nice that you can pick a book and sit down and read for a while in front of the fire. The bookshop...More

Thank Bagus08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have long been a fan of this book shop Great atmosphere love the honesty coffee to Cafe looks good too Could do with better loos though

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing book shop this place is!!! Shelf, after shelf, area , after area of books, books and more books. So many books, it was a case of.........where do you look first. You could easily spend half a day in this book shop, log...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and laid back atmosphere. Open fires complete with dogs laid in front of it. Cosy and chilled. Great books too. Oldyworldy feel and something for everyone. Love the model train traveling above the books.

Thank justmeandmycat2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read about Barter Books for many years I finally visited this week and was overawed by the size and sheer beauty of the building. The layout and decor of the old railway station is a work of art in itself besides the sheer range...More

Thank 27joanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for the first time with family on Christmas Eve, a book lovers delight so many books and so little time to browse! Beautiful old station building with very welcoming staff. We ate in the cafe and all our food was excellent and brought...More

Thank Jan T
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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!!!