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The Book Barn

41 W. Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-5715
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Niantic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
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Kansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of a kind find! Eclectic, fun place to visit with so much to see. Don't miss this place! Bought several children's at one dollar each!

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Despite having a Nook and a Kindle I still like the feeling of having a book in my hands. I read the E books when the light is poor and real books in daylight. I still love browsing in book stores and there is nothing like finding one you have been looking for for ages. Here in the West Main... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you like books, these 4 shops are the places to visit. The main store is an old barn and located at 41 Main Street in Niantic, CT. There are other kiosks and out buildings filled to the brim with books. This place is fun because of the unique and whimsical landscaping, garden decorations and live cats. The other stores... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

The book barn is a great place to visit and find great books. Unfortunately I went to the mid-town store and the customer service was poor. My son came in and closed the door, but it didn't latch. Instead of saying hello, she said "the door doesn't shut itself you know." A simple can you please shut the door would... More

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My fiancee has family in the area and we always make it a point to stop at each of the Book Barn stores when we are in the area. They have an incredible selection at affordable rates. The layout and the cats also make for a pleasant browsing experience!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Because this place has expanded into several sites around the town, if you're looking for something specific it's good to know where each genre is kept! Browsing here means coming away with piles of treasures, and considering the vast number of volumes (more coming in every day) is very well organised. Add to that free coffee & snacks, roaming kitties... More

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Randy is a personal friend of mine so this review is biased, but if you want used books, I know of no better place to go. This summer, a fourth store was added to accommodate the store's bulging inventory, and though it would be nice if everything were at one location, three of the stores are within walking distance of... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you love books like I do - wandering around for a morning is no problem at the Book Barn. It has three locations in Niantic - and all three are worth your perusal time. I love Historic fiction, Books about war, religion and cooking. The other day I spent two hours and found a little of each - bought... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Book Barn is certainly a unique and fascinating first adventure. I took over 100 hard cover books to be traded but unfortunately, since they were mostly best selling novels, I was unable to cash in most of the books. However, the service and courtesy of the staff and owner were outstanding. We will certainly do this again in the... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Credit cards are accepted at several but not all of the locations. I love to read and checked out the Main Street location first. Check the website or call to see where your favorite genre is located. Parking is next to the building and behind the store, though there was limited on-street parking available too. This site accepts credit cards... More

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