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Barter Books

Alnwick Station, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Ranked #1 of 7 shopping in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Traveler Description: A great place for book lovers, with a large selection of paperbacks, hardbacks, collector's editions in a beautiful building (formerly Alnwick... more »
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a secondhand book shop... but that wording doesn't do it justice! It's a treasure trove of wandering and absorbing. There are sofas as you are encouraged to sit and read and our dogs were welcomed too. Great! The staff were incredibly welcoming. The car parking is a bit skinny outside so walk to it if you can.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This second-hand bookshop in an old railway station has to be seen to be believed. All sorts of valuable old books on offer - with lots of local subjects as well as a wide selection of standard subjects. Refreshments and a working model overhead train add to the entertainment value of this excellent wet (or dry) day visit.

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Sussex
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I love the atmosphere here, books and calm and coffee and the model train. It's one of a kind and a must-visit as far as I'm concerned. You could spend a couple of hours browsing here on a rainy day and feel contented. Well I could anyway.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place has to be seen to be believed. Set in the old station, it's huge! It has also maintained much of the character of the station building, complete with tiled waiting room (including the original fire) set out with tables and chairs, a cafe, an "honesty box" drinks and snacks counter, and lots of comfortable seating throughout so you... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Quite deceiving from the outside, but an amazing place to visit with an enormous selection of second hand books set in this former railway station complete with model train. Allow yourself plenty of time to have a good look around, and bet you don't leave without making a purchase?There is certainly a book to suit everyone here or more.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is well worth a visit - I couldn't go to Alnwick and miss it! A wonderful eclectic mix of books, all secondhand and many antique, set in an old railway station. The paperbacks are good value but some of the older books can be a bit on the expensive side and there are a few dodgy prices - one... More

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A visit to Alnwick Village, where the Alnwick Castle stands proud, is owned by the Duke of Northumberland, who is one of the wealthiest men in the country. Part of Harry Potter movies were filmed there. A walk down to the river to capture the best photographs of the castle and through the delightful village we spied Barter Books and... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
33 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sooooooo many books and in such a gorgeous setting you can mooch for ages. Great in the winter with the fires lit and fab yesterday when it was very sunny.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This book shop is like Aladians Cave, it just goes on and on. Theres books from today and a lot further back on ALL topics.There are places that you can sit and browes though the vast collection.Not a kindle in sight. If you like books then this is the place to come but be warned allow at least half a... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Is there another bookshop like this anywhere else? We doubt it. Set in the old railway station it took our breath away. Such a wonderful and well organised selection of books. Model trains move around a track above some of the bookshelves and on one of the main walls there is a list of the names of all the staff... More

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