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Address: Alnwick Station, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 604888
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Description: One of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the...
One of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Barter Books has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the North East of Englnd.
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book heaven

what a brilliant place could have stayed here forever- heaven fro the book lover. car park a bit tight though

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

what a brilliant place could have stayed here forever- heaven fro the book lover. car park a bit tight though

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Spent a very interesting Sunday afternoon at Barter Books while the rest of my family visited Alnwick Castle. It takes a while to suss out the layout, although a map is provided. Loved the atmosphere, very relaxed with small children and dogs very welcome. Picked up a couple of books just perfect for what I'm doing with my life but... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Different and relaxing as you are able to sit and have a coffee/tea whilst perusing the massive selection of books - old and new available. could spend a week there!

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very friendly local shared this secret with us ... otherwise we'd have missed out !!! Hundreds and hundreds of books are housed within an old railway station, which has been sympathetically turned into a unique book store. Even if you are not an avid reader it is such an interesting place - with lots of 'special' and quite expensive... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place for any book lover. I can't explain how huge the place is and how many books they have. Spent several happy hours milling through hundreds of books. they have refreshments and toilets on site. They also buy books, all the books are second hand some cheap, some not so cheap, rare books too. Bought five... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited out of curiosity on a busy summers day. Paying 20p was worth the self guided history tour leaflet to bring the building and it's story to life. Books are good to browse - more interesting are the speciality books with their price tags in the cabinets. Sofas were great for people watching even if we couldn't get the free... More 

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Vilas, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

HUGE selection of used books in every imaginable genre. They have several model trains that run around a track suspended above your head. Lastly, they claim to have the original Keep Calm poster... which you can buy on a magnet or mug.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This a bookstore with a difference,you can bring your old books and obtain a credit note to buy books. There is a lovely feel to the place and there is also very good cafe available. They serve tea and coffee,scones and cakes,hot bacon sandwiches etc etc. Overall a nice place to spend a few hours.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Barter Books, is a fantastic, fascinating place to visit. Plenty of parking available, when you do decide to pop-in. Something for everyone, children, teenagers and adults alike. Barter Books use to be a railway station, and the transformation is a brilliant idea. Lots of areas to relax with your chosen book of interest, in a peaceful, and calm environment. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have been going for many years and it is still one of our favourite places. Thousands of books in the old railway building with a great cafe and lots of places to sit in the old waiting rooms. To be honest some of the books - especially the hard backs - can be a bit expensive but you will usually... More 

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