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Baggins Book Bazaar

19 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
+44 1634 811651
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Lost hours to this shop in the best way

I love books and to me a full bookcase is a happy bookcase. My partner and I "popped" in to Baggins... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Large second hand book shop

In keeping with the old high street, antique shops, charity shops and vintage shops. Could do with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Haines City, Florida
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19 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
+44 1634 811651
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love books and to me a full bookcase is a happy bookcase. My partner and I "popped" in to Baggins only to spent an hour or 2 perusing the many categories available. We left with so many more books than planned and will definitely...More

Thank FLouise91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In keeping with the old high street, antique shops, charity shops and vintage shops. Could do with more signage but plenty of books

Thank dawn34273
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is one of the best bookshops in the world! Every wall filled with amazing books! Every nook and granny filled!

Thank Jade P
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Baggins Book Bazaar was on my programme for Rochester and I even made time for the visit. I was glad to find the place, glad to meet a very affable owner, obviously well acquainted with his trade, glad that the well-stocked bookshop is not all...More

1  Thank Ray V
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Well, where to begin.... Baggins Books is a true book lovers book shop.. One of my favourite reasons for going is the smell, this might sound odd but it smells of old books which is just what a bolts hop should smell like... Not the...More

1  Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Huge range of second hand books, could spend hours in here. I bought several books on US history, but would have bought a lot more had I the stamina to look at every section.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Every time I go to old Rochester I visit this amazing emporium of second hand books. Every interest under the Sun, very knowledgeable and helpful staff, floors galore and hours of quiet enjoyable searching. Do try it.

Thank dolomede
Reviewed 9 November 2015

If you like second hand books and I do, this place is a must. It is a place of adventure for all lovers of the written word. Shelves upon shelves of old and newer second hand books that others have had the adventure of reading...More

Thank ConnyMyra
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This is such a lovely rickety old book shop, almost a museum. Even if you are not a big reader it's well worth spending a bit of time in the numerous rooms and aisles of this shop, I almost guarantee you buy a book on...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Baggins is a great second hand bookshop dealing in anything from rarities to pulp paperbacks and it just goes on forever. It feels like a library out of a fantasy novel where the normal rules of space have been suspended. Lovely people too who amazingly...More

Thank RobinBegley
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Tory H
Is there parking available close to the entrance as I will be bringing 8 boxes of books to sell and they are very heavy?
18 October 2016|
Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
Not very close it's about a 5 minute walk so maybe borrow a trolley ..also get to the car park early it gets full up really fast every day!