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Address: 41 W. Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: (860) 739-5715
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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I've been to all three of their stores and love the all!! We don't stop by when we are 'in the area', WE MAKE IT A DESTINATION TRIP, from Cape Cod to Connecticut. The Barn shop is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I've been to all three of their stores and love the all!! We don't stop by when we are 'in the area', WE MAKE IT A DESTINATION TRIP, from Cape Cod to Connecticut. The Barn shop is amazing, set in beautiful surroundings, including a garden with plenty of seating, under sprawling shade trees. Fun stop for kids, too-the giant chess... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped in as a avid reader I always buy books there. Staff has improved much more friendly then last stop about 6 months ago. They have done more landscaping so it looks more inviting. Was a great stop.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For those of us of any age, who enjoy an actual book on paper, this is the place to go. I have visited it many times and almost always leave with a treasure. It is fun to visit, with friends, relatives or alone. It is charming and quirky with goats, flowers,odd statues and signs, and the cats which will accompany... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Book Barn completely and utterly ruined me for other bookstores about fifteen years ago. With the prices, selection*, and atmosphere (not to mention resident cats and awesome staff that always feels like old friends even if you've never met them), I just can't justify buying used books anywhere else (even online), and make sure to stop by and weigh... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

So many books. If it's published they most likely have a used copy for sale. Love the free coffee and overstuffed chairs to read a bit and see if you want to buy. Never any pressure from the knowledgeable staff.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Come here to get your summer reading books for the kids! Great selection -- they don't just take anything at this used book store, they know their stuff. Prices are fair, selection, good, tasty coffee and cute cats while you browse and read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Let the kids play while you shop or explore the garden and shelves together. Wonderful! Would be nice if they had indoor plumbing/toilets but it's basically an outdoor bookstore which on a nice day is a nice place to linger.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is simply no place as unique as The Book Barn for browsing and buying books for any age group. Living nearby, it is THE destination for gifts, hard to find subjects and wide ranging choices and all a bargain price. There are 4 Book Barn destinations in Niantic ! For used books in great shape and variety, you cannot... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is an experience that once you have had you can never forget! The main location has acres of books, quirky trails and features, farm animals and other fascinating and fun things for everyone. The downtown location is also an excellent place to spend a whole day. They buy books too at the main location. I find myself almost at... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited both the Book Barn, and the Book Barn Downtown, and picked up a couple of used books we've been trying to find for years. Do you want a cookbook that shows you how to prepare local seafood - they have it; or how about that Nero Wolfe selection that has always been missing from your library - yes... More 

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Additional Information about The Book Barn

Address: Address: 41 W. Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: (860) 739-5715
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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