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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Super bookshop

Fantastic bookshop set in the old railway station building. Especially loved the model trains... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine M
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Lots of books for everyone!

After seeing this place on tv, we just had to visit it. There is such a wide selection of books for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
fidgylove
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Nottingham, 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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“book shop” (137 reviews)
“old railway” (156 reviews)
“book lovers” (125 reviews)
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic bookshop set in the old railway station building. Especially loved the model trains running around the tops of the book shelves. Very good cafeteria set in the old waiting rooms, we went back twice!

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After seeing this place on tv, we just had to visit it. There is such a wide selection of books for everyone’s taste. There are a couple of places within the store to get a bite to eat and a drink. You are left alone...More

Thank fidgylove
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I could have spent hours in this place perusing all the books and spending time in the cafe area! It’s like stepping back in time and I can see why it always busy with tourists as it’s just so unique. Fabulous for a rainy afternoon!

Thank Janette1982
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has the wow factor when you go in. Plus the food is great. Well worth going out of your way for although parking can be very restricted.

Thank Scottishkayaker
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit here annually when in the area. This year we bought 18 books between us. The selection of second hand books never disappoints. The shop is located within the old town railway station and it full of quirky touches. A true gem for the...More

Thank Kaycee J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of books in all shapes, weights, and appearances, peculiarly stacked on high shelves, with many a variety of genre and style. Train enthusiasts are welcomed.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to browse books and have a coffee. Lots to see and a great building Just be careful with parking - it can be manic

Thank VelvetBrown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take an old disused unloved Railway Shed. Turn it into a lovely shabby chic haven for book lovers et al. Selling and bartering for books. Quaint eating rooms that cater for all tastes and quirky high level railway, that kids and adults alike all adore....More

Thank YorkshireMadMick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister had drawn up an itinerary for our week long trip to Northumberland and what a delight to find that she had included Barter Books as part of our Alnwick day trip! I'd honestly never heard of it, but I certainly won't forget it....More

Thank LukewarmCatastrophe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World famous for a reason. An absolute treasure trove of literature. It's well worth taking your time to look through the shelves.

Thank Christopher S
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Lucy G
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linda w
2 August 2016|
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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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