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The Book Barn

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Address: 41 W. Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: (860) 739-5715
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Greatest used bookstore on Earth

I love used bookstores and this is the absolute Mecca. Dollar paperbacks and an incredible selection. And the atmosphere is fun to boot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Andrew W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love used bookstores and this is the absolute Mecca. Dollar paperbacks and an incredible selection. And the atmosphere is fun to boot!

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Thank Andrew W
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited multiple times.....always great book finds, reasonable prices.....and free coffee to enjoy while browsing. Grandchildren can play on multiple things....easy to see/watch them while continuing to look for good books. If you haven't yet been....definitely stop when in the area!!

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Thank Croquetgal
Killingworth, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my first ever load of books in the other day. Some they took and the rest I donated to Goodwill. They offered $18 cash or $21 in credit, which I took. My teenager promptly spent the credit and then some. I didn't have .73 cents and didn't want to use my atm card for it so I asked... More 

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Thank Donna C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always have seen the place packed and couldn't imagine how a used book store could be so busy and have so many locations all in the same town. The main store has cute little buildings, animals to pet, kids play area, places to read and eat lunch. Very nice place!

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Thank Shari F
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love books and couldn't wait to go, but even the kids that say they don't like to read/ books enjoyed this trip. Little fairy gardens, ponds with fish and turtles, paths. Tons of books that cover anything you could ever want of image.

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Thank Tammy B
Pound Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first went in the dead of winter, then again today, in drizzle. Doesn't matter as you roam among the buildings on the main campus or head to the other outlets (downtown, midtown, or #4). We spend more time than we expect to, distracted by so many subcategories. Friendly staff. Will buy books and accept donations. Cute grounds for children.

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Thank Joy T
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four locations near each other has thousands of used books, books on tape and CD's. You can also sell books to them, after 11:00 am at main store for credit to purchase books. Just love this place, I can find my favorite authors plus books I have not found anywhere else and at $1.00 each for paperbacks it's a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must stop over for at least half a day if not more ! Good selection of poetry anthologies . Picked a couple of them. Nice setting in a barn

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Thank Harish P
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An extensive collection of used book. A huge selection of poetry + very friendly & helpful staff. Great to see a book shop so full on a Monday afternoon.

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Thank waterlove69
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Of course I am a book lover. Between their few locations in Niantic they must have every book ever published. It is so much fun walking through and looking and looking. I always find some gems and I leave like a treasure hunter who found a great chest of booty.

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