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Review of Barter Books

Barter Books
Ranked #1 of 15 Shopping in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love books you will love this place 350,000+ used books covering all areas, some rare. So easy to lose track of time here. Lovely cafe at station or help yourself to coffee and biscuits in the front of the store and pay by honesty box.

Thank Glenda W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen Barter Books on the TV a couple of times & also have a friend who'd visited, telling us how good it is, so we were very keen to see for ourselves. We were not disappointed; home to thousands of books many of which are rare & valuable, we spent ages browsing & trying not to spend too much money!
The murals & model railways are also lovely, & there is a good café too - perfect!

Thank John H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic bookshop set in the old railway station building. Especially loved the model trains running around the tops of the book shelves. Very good cafeteria set in the old waiting rooms, we went back twice!

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing this place on tv, we just had to visit it. There is such a wide selection of books for everyone’s taste. There are a couple of places within the store to get a bite to eat and a drink. You are left alone to browse books at your leisure.

Thank fidgylove
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could have spent hours in this place perusing all the books and spending time in the cafe area! It’s like stepping back in time and I can see why it always busy with tourists as it’s just so unique. Fabulous for a rainy afternoon!

Thank Janette1982
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