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All reviews book shop old railway book lovers waiting room station buffet model railway station building book shelves toy train trains running children's section biscuits comfy chairs open fire could spend hours original features treasure trove
There are absolutely loads of books in this bookshop. It is so hard to choose a book. They have music, fishing, and birdwatching. They also have seats so you can sit down and read. They also is also a large train set that goes around...More
What an amazing place..incredible use of the station building. Loved the model train running arounc the top of the books, the open fires, the honesty coffee bar, and of course the huge selection of books (mainly second hand) but a few new ones by local...More
Never visited before, what a great surprise! If you like or love books, then you’ll love this place, if you like open fires on a cold day, chairs and a settee to sit on in front of the fire, whilst having a coffee, it’s for...More
Visited Barter Books on Boxing Day and was surprised to see how busy it was (as were the staff!!). Having browsed the 1000s of books on display, we opted for bowls of home made Plum Tomato Soup in the Buffet/Waiting Room – the soup was...More
Living locally, I have used Barter Books from its first opening and have always taken visitors there and shopped there myself. However, they are becoming increasingly self important and greedy in their dealings. I have in the past both bought and sold expensive books and...More
huge selection and catalogued. Mainly second hand. Great cafe and tea room/restaurant Next to the books. Is housed in the former alnwick railway station buildings. Limited parking but there's a handy supermarket with parking next to barters
This is a great book shop and worth a visit whilst in Alnwick, whether you just want to browse the books or are looking for special editions. There is a lovely atmosphere and at Christmas they give out free mince pies and sherry!
A good size and interesting place. The fire is nice. But certain sections of books appear not to change that much eg the stock is often the same. Certain subjects are lacking like motoring Audio, HI FI. Not many Technical books either, It is very...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... 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.