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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

nothing there to dislike, it was quirky, inventive, fun, would go again and its a real gem and there should be more of them around the country!

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Wymondham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not often a bookshop delivers a "wow" factor! Loved this place & will certainly return. Luxuriated in the chance to sit back in a comfortable armchair & read at my leisure. No pressure to buy but the temptation was too great.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We always visit Barters and I always manage to find something of interest - this year a book about the place where my Dad spent his working life. There is a book for you here! Good value refreshments/light lunches as well. Keep Calm and Carry On Reading!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What an amazing place for a book lover to visit. Not only did we browse for an hour or more, but the food in the café was very wholesome and reasonably priced.

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West Yorkshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Barter Books is somewhere I always visit when I'm in Northumberland. It is a very special book store because it has English charm about it. Everything feels old but cared for and the honesty box next to tea and coffee makes it feel lost in time. The little trains running around the top of the book shelves are special touch... More

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a delightful place. A nice tearoom, and cases and cases full of books of all genres, shapes and sizes. If your looking for something to read you'll be hard pushed not to find it here. And there are some gems among the rare books on display.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have visited many times and love the nostalgia and romance associated with this old railway station. The buffet is always welcoming especially the coal fires in the winter and the thrill of finding a book (or sheet music) you are looking for is very addictive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Forget the Castle and the garden this is the reason we visit Alnwick. We try and make the pilgrimage at least once a year from the North West. The building is endlessly fascinating, the mural enthralling, and the trains are still there albeit it in model form running above your head. Then there's the books every type of book in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had lunch here then spent an hour browsing through the books. A great atmosphere and a historic place to have good food and wine, if you like books you will love it.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Immediately greeted by the large fresco on the upper wall as you go in, and the lovely trains that travel across the top of the book-shelves. Tons of choice, from current publishers to first editions. Well worth a browse. One tip I'd give is - if you are having a cream tea, then share it, as the scones are HUGE!

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