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A great place for book lovers, with a large selection of paperbacks, hardbacks, collector's editions in a beautiful building (formerly Alnwick railway station). The Station Buffet in the former waiting rooms serves coffee, drinks and homemade food, while filter coffee (with an honesty box) is available. Coal fires and comfy chairs allow you to browse your selection in comfort.
Barter Books is one of the biggest antiquarian bookstores in the UK with a tremendous selection of books from antique to contemporary novels. The place is so big you could literally spend a half a day here easily, inside the building you will find the orginal waiting rooms with roaring fires and places to sit and browse the books, they do what their name suggests as well, you can take in used books and trade against new purchases. They have a website www.barterbooks.co.uk - enjoy!!