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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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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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New Haven, Connecticut
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A friend suggested this place and I did not expect anything this big! The prices are very good. There are many $1 books, among which even great titles.The books are organized in various huts. One of them was dedicated only to mystery books! In the basement of the main building there is a whole section of books about the Middle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We were driving by and noticed this book barn. You have no idea how many books there are unless you get out and walk around. There are houses and houses of books. A barn with mystery books, A barn with chit lit, another with books on sports, another with spooky books, fiction and non-fiction, kids books, teen books, paranormal books...... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Plan on spending hours here at one, or all of their 4(?) locations all within seconds of each other, plan on buying tons - if you like books, and plan on spending very little money! You can't lose! Every conceivable category of books, most in great shape - definitely a destination - - and the staff is very knowledgeable.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is so much fun to explore all the different locations of The Book Barn. We spent hours going through hundreds of books and having a wonderful experience This is a not to miss stop while in the area!!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You have to visit The Book Barn in Niantic, Ct. It is one of our favorite date places. You can easily spend a day here. The main facilitity has many out buildings, each holding a different genre of book. You can both sell and buy books there. There are hundreds of thousands to choose from. Prices average from$1 to approx... More

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