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All reviews book shop old railway book lovers waiting room station buffet model railway station building book shelves children's section toy train trains running biscuits comfy chairs open fire could spend hours original features treasure trove
Great use of old railway station.
I'm a massive book lover and have been wanting to visit here for years, and finally did today. Some fabulous old books, but the prices are extreme, even for modern paperbacks that can be bought for pence from any...More
We spent 2 hours in this amazing place housed on the old Alnwick railway station.
You can take books you don't need anymore and trade them in for credit to spend there. With over 300,000 books in stock we found exactly what we were looking...More
The books here are well over priced. I use to like going but the prices are getting far to much money we will not be coming back.If you are wanting second hand books go to a another second hand book shop or a charity shop...More
This is a wonderful place to spend a few hours or more in this beautifully renovated Victorian railway station. There are so many second hands books to browse through with nooks and crannies to tuck yourself away and have a quiet read.
The waiting room...More
Well I certainly didn’t expect to find such a huge bookstore with a model train, open fire and many seating areas.
A very interesting place to have a coffee and a wander around.
The shelves are packed and we were looking for a particular author....More
I regularly come to Barter books (normally on a Saturday). I visited today (Tuesday) with a view to a quick lunch, and had my laptop with me to get through a few emails whilst I ate. I was told by the waiter that I would...More
No trip to Alnwick is complete without a trip to Barter Books! A quirky old fashioned book store, with a model railway running around the top of the shelves. So many books of different editions and values are here, it's easy to get completely lost...More
I’ve loved Barters ever since I was a kid and now I have family living in Alnwick I visit regularly
Absolutely tons of books on a range of topics - something for everyone
A good kids area with books, toys and bean bags etc
You don’t donate but barter. Take your books and they offer a barter price( or not). You can use the money to buy books. If you return a book bought from them you usually get half of what you paid. They will explain all to... More
You don’t donate but barter. Take your books and they offer a barter price( or not). You can use the money to buy books. If you return a book bought from them you usually get half of what you paid. They will explain all to you at the desk. They won’t take too many at once and some they won’t take at all. Hope this helps.