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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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UNIQUE PLACE TO SPEND THE DAY !!

Absolutely LOVE this place. Books books books...of every topic and interest! Staff are like family...very helpful and nice. Plus the cats are an added bonus! Books displayed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Niantic, Connecticut
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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Absolutely LOVE this place. Books books books...of every topic and interest! Staff are like family...very helpful and nice. Plus the cats are an added bonus! Books displayed neatly and can be easily found via category, and are housed in special little out buildings of their own...with little nooks and crannies. Very welcoming place for all...even free coffee and cookies !... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you like books you will like the Book Barn. It's worth the ride if you are not from the area. Only had time to see the original store but am looking forward to browsing the others.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was a cold day in the low teens when I was taken to this used bookstore by a local, and I stayed so long my fingers, toes and face went numb! It was amazing, with a huge array of books and a really sweet and helpful staff. The book Barn is now my first stop when I am in... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Book Barn is a destination in itself. Not only will you find an inexhaustible supply of books of every description, but you'll enjoy wandering from building to building to shed to cart to browse the collection and enjoy the surroundings. There are cozy places to sit (and read) both indoors and out, a staff that's extremely knowledgeable and helpful,... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have been visiting the book barn for 10 years and always enjoy the hours browsing in the odd little sheds that dot the property -Halloween is the best time because of the wild decorations and warm enough to be outdoors! You can always find something at the barn!

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Love this place. It was a perfect 10 today. The sun was shining on our backs as we browsed the new arrivals, books were coming in by the wagon load and I was just chilling with my husband. We figured it was the last hurrah of gorgeous weather and so did a lot of other people. Gosh, everyone is so... More 

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Kansas
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17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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

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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