Amazing second hand bookshop, huge collection on every topic. Lovely cosy place with real fires, great way to spend a dark winter afternoon.
I had seen a video clip about Barter Books and knew that I had to visit. Our main reason for going to Alnwick was to go to this paradise of a secondhand bookshop and drink in the atmosphere. It's housed in the old Alnwick Railway station which, in itself, is the perfect place to have a bookshop and one can... More
Dogs welcome, coffee provided, comfortable seats, no pressure, wonderful lunches not expensive and cheerfully served. A great way to fritter a day!
Put aside 3-4 hours of your day & get lost in another world. Barter Books is an amazing place to pick up or simply peer at books, both new and very old. Whether a book worm or not, you'll find Barter Books charming & be able to drift off into a corner somewhere to flick through a leaf or 2.... More
A beautiful place to relax and browse through hundreds of good second hand books, plenty of places to sit and have a coffee and now there is a wonderful coffee shop, with the original station waiting rooms done out into delightful eating rooms, there is a varied choice of food and prices to choose from, I was there on a... More
Excellent stock but grossly over-priced - £6.50+ for an average, unremarkable hardback that would not find a buyer at a pound in a charity shop. Avoid the car park if at all possible.
The parking is horrendous, you need a brave heart to park in the station car park. I managed to get parked and then was greeted with a superb place, full of books everywhere. It had little nooks and crannies to look for something new. Part of the visit was to the Station Buffet, what super food. I have a bacon... More
If you like browsing through books in warm and pleasant surroundings, this is the place to be. It is one of the largest second hand book shops in the country and has an amazing selection which is well organised and displayed. One can spend hours here and repeat visits are always worthwhile. The establishment has a 'real' fire and coffee... More
I visited barter books as it was recommended to me I thought it was great was an old railway station and you can tell it's got all sorts of books or anything you can want theirs a cafe and a seated area by a fire where you can have a warm drink.Dogs are allowed too just not in the cafe... More
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