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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Book heaven

This place had been recommended to me by a fellow book lover and although live in the West Midlands... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alison R
via mobile

My husband & 8 year old daughter also loved visiting this huge, used bookstore. Be sure to check... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie F
Marion, Arkansas
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old railway” (134 reviews)
“book lovers” (111 reviews)
“second hand” (75 reviews)
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place had been recommended to me by a fellow book lover and although live in the West Midlands was determined to visit somehow and I am so pleased I did This place is awesome!! only managed to spend couple hours here, being on a...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband & 8 year old daughter also loved visiting this huge, used bookstore. Be sure to check out the toy train above the book shelves near the checkout area. Huge store with lots of books to choose from & areas to explore. Could have...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed yesterday

This a wonderful second-hand bookshop and one could spend hours in here and still come back for more. We walked through the front door and were totally overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place and the vast numbers of books on many different subjects....More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kept the whole family interested for an hour at least - and as in the best bookshops bought stuff I never would have found online

Thank ccooper8901
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's easy to spend several hours here and still want to come back for more. Found many books that I didn't know I wanted to read!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a place! We enjoyed our visit, we could have easily of stayed a couple of hours, especially near to the roaring fire as the weather was damp and a little chilly. Disappointedly we found some staff disinterested and lacked manners. Despite this would suggest...More

Thank PeaPod4910
Reviewed 4 days ago

As we were staying just round the corner from the bookshop it would have been a serious omission to not visit. Huge place in the old station. Quite a transformation but still a lot of character remains from the station and all wonderfully complemented by...More

Thank sidjen2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow! Absolutely love it here. Spend a good few hours perusing the amazing selection of books and drinking numerous coffee's. It's a must see if you are ever in Alnwick.

Thank paulwilkinson2222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuesday 22nd August 17, my husband and I decided to go into Alnwick to visit either the castle or garden. On the way into Alnwick my husband and I noticed a sign for ‘Barter Books’, a second hand bookshop located in the old railway station....More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly great place. We went there for breakfast and enjoyed the whole Barter Books experience. It is a unique place and the cafe food is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my smashed avocado on toast washed down with freshly-squeezed orange juice and served...More

Thank tessie1
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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!!!