The Book Barn

The Book Barn, Niantic: Hours, Address, The Book Barn Reviews: 5/5

The Book Barn
5
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Gerard G
East Lyme, CT22 contributions
great place for all kinds of books.great prices
Feb 2020
We have lived in East Lyme for many years and have been going to the Book Barn since the 1980's.The new #3 has been expanded to include fiction,music CD's and great hard covered books on art,traveletc.Many are $1-great.
Written May 2, 2020
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Deb W
Windsor, CT71 contributions
A book-lover's dream but cluttereed
Feb 2020
I really wanted to love this place, and I did like it. It is the way you would picture an ideal used bookstore with its quirky with cats and couches and nooks and crannies. It's very sprawling (including outside, not so fun in the winter) and in some ways that is cool but if I ever actually wanted to find something I think it would be difficult. It was not a place to take my kids where I was continually distracted. I'd say go here alone on a rainy day and spend hours browsing. It's important to note that they have two other locations and most of the children's books are not at the barn building but down the road on Main Street. The actual barn building is very heavy on certain topics (history, anyone??!) but lite on others. An interesting adventure, for sure...
Written February 16, 2020
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Susan
4 contributions
Great place
Sep 2019
Allow time to browse, browse and browse some more. All kinds of books in sheds, outbuildings, on picnic tables, and the main store. Taking time to enjoy sampling is encouraged, take lots of it.
Written January 19, 2020
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Craig W
5 contributions
Looking for a book.
Oct 2019 • Solo
If you are looking for old books are any book on any subject try here first. An amazing collection and able to help with any search. Two locations
Written October 27, 2019
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6happyhikers
Albany, NY130 contributions
Found way too many books to buy!
Oct 2019 • Family
Great place. Spent way too much time here and way too much money. Ha! We did have to turn down a couple of books due to water damage. There is just no way for them to keep all of those kiosks dry I suppose. Loved the cats. Loved the goats. Love the Halloween decor. Main St location gave me an educator discount.
Written October 20, 2019
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tom646
Belmont, NH364 contributions
Probably a good venue, but not my cup of tea
Sep 2019
I am sure that folks who want to spend hours looking for the write publication enjoy this place. To me it was messy, disheveled and need of some basic housekeeping. Cats are a nice touch, but some folks are allergic to them. Prefer a more orderly approach to book buying
Written October 5, 2019
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cjfog92
Ellington, CT277 contributions
Great $1 books
Oct 2019 • Couples
They have great books for $1 and the most I spent for one book was $4. Decorated for Halloween and so cool to roam around. A must stop when in Niantic
Written October 3, 2019
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Molly C
3 contributions
A book lover's heaven!
Jul 2019
My friend and I went to the main location first and spent HOURS collecting books we were going to get. Not only do they have books that you can no longer find, but they have cats wandering the area who love getting cuddled, the prices are great and the staff is friendly.

After we spent the first half of the day at the main location we went to the new location they opened it which has a huge room just filled with romance books alone (They have a mixture of books at the main location so they had those there too.)

That location while smaller, was also FILLED to the brim with books and I was able to find a book I have been looking for, for over 5 years (Its out of print now)

I can't say enough good things about the Book Barn. I am definitly planning to come back on my next vacation!
Written September 11, 2019
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Andy M
Yorktown, VA69 contributions
An experience!
Jul 2019
This is a true book lovers experience. It is a journey of discovery. There is something for everyone and just pleasure in the hunt. You will not be disappointed.
Written September 9, 2019
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Amanda C
11 contributions
A book lover’s dream!
Sep 2019 • Friends
Plan an entire vacation around The Book Barn if you are a serious reader! You can easily spend hours between the three locations- everywhere you turn are more books and crannies with books. I was very impressed by the organization of genres and even authors for a used store. The staff was not very friendly and some books seem over priced but it was still the place of dreams for a bookworm!
Written September 4, 2019
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The Book Barn is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM