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The Book Barn

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Address: 41 W. Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: (860) 739-5715
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Coolest bookstore I've ever seen

Loved it !!! Fun place to be, great selection, good prices and friendly customer service. It's also just a fun place to be - I brought along 3 non-english reading kids, and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Loved it !!! Fun place to be, great selection, good prices and friendly customer service. It's also just a fun place to be - I brought along 3 non-english reading kids, and they had no problem entertaining themselves outdoors around the books.

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New London
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is just wonderful!!!! So many great books in such an amazing place!!!! Definitely must see!!!! We love it!!!!

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North Tonawanda, NY
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

No doubt about it, this is a wonderland for book lovers. The Book Barn is spread out among five locations in Niantic, CT. We visited the main Book Barn (with five annexes) at 41 West Main Street and found more than enough to engage us. Everything is well-organized. Most hardcover books are priced $1-$4. Books seem to turn over fast,... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We love the Book Barn with all our book loving heart! We make twice annual trips down from NH to scour all their locations! Best used book store in New England by a very long way!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Having lived in SE Connecticut my whole life, I've experienced most forms of entertainment that the area has to offer. None of them could hold a candle to The Book Barn. There's nothing quite like this place. You can find used books among the thousands of titles that the Barn currently has available, while enjoying a cup of coffee, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My 12 year old daughter is a book lover and she loved the book barn! She was so excited to find books she wanted at low prices. The books she purchased were in very good condition. Not all books are in good condition and the place is a little dirty, to my taste. (My daughter didn't notice.) The books are... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We LOVE The Book Barn!!!!!!!!! It is so quirky and special. Loved the cats, goats and turtles along with the decorations and themed book areas. Any book you could ever desire could be found there. And everything is so cheap!!! We spent hours there and can't wait to go back. We went to the original Book Barn to shop for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

They're growing and growing! The Book Barn is a unique experience. The main location is an amazing wonderland of books and nooks and whimsy. The only problem is that they've grown so large that they had to divide the books into different locations. So, for instance, downtown has certain subjects, but another subject that you want is back at the... More 

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've been going to this bookstore for about 4 years now and its the best used bookstore I've ever encountered! 4 locations, staff that is very polite and knowledgeable about their books. The prices are very good. Most of my books cost $1-4, though I'm sure there are some at a higher price point. They have a buying program, and... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

No matter what you genre preference is you can find it at one if the book barns 5 locations! Lots of $1 books and tons more for $4 or slightly more, they not only sell gently used books it they also buy them. This is a must do destination for any reader

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