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Barter Books

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Address: Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 604888
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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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Absolute must visit

An amazing place in the old Alnwick station. You have to go in to appreciate it. You can buy all sorts of second hand books but it it he decor and the waiting rooms where you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing place in the old Alnwick station. You have to go in to appreciate it. You can buy all sorts of second hand books but it it he decor and the waiting rooms where you can sit relax and read your book over a cup of coffee and cake that also add to the enjoyment.

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Amble, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A treasure of second hand books. Hundreds to choose from every genre... fiction and fact. Very pleasant surroundings cosy fires in winter.. coffee, tea and bisciuts with honesty box. And theres a train.. its just fab .. i can and do spend hours in there.. great for a rainy afternoon entertainment.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family of four, with two teenagers and two dogs. We spend a lovely morning at the book shop and the dogs were welcome too. Good quality second hand books at a great price. The buffet car looked good also!

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Thank Lisa L
Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I`ve always been fond of Alnwick, and last Sunday afternoon after a trip to Bamburgh, with some time to kill, I thought my wife and son would like to saunter around in the early evening sunshine. I`d heard of Barter Books and luckily stumbled across it but assumed it would be closed. Luckily, it was open until 7, so we... More 

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Thank Daryl C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Barter is an excellent bookshop, with a great (and sometimes eclectic) range of books. But it's more than that. It has plenty of seats so that books can be browsed. There's a café, ans a model railway running around above the shelves. The building is great too, being the old railway station. And the staff are helpful and friendly. I... More 

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love visiting Barter Books, full of character and caters for everyone. It's the first time I took my two children with me and they loved it too.They had a great time having a go on the little toys and choosing special books to take home....plus watching the little train ride around the ceiling! Would love to spend my whole day... More 

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Peterborough UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Originally found Barter Books while stopping in Alnwick to break a long drive from Edinburgh. Fantastic building and great selection of books. This time we holidayed in Northumberland and introduced our book loving daughter to Barter books. We like the atmosphere, the building, the trains, the quotations, mural and of course the books. I also loved the sofas and chairs... More 

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Thank chrism
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally got to visit on a Sunday morning earlier this month. Has been on my list of things to do for years! Living about half an hour away we know Alnwick well but never seem to have time to call in. Friends & colleagues had all spoken highly of the bookshop but I wasn't aware there was such an amazing... More 

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Thank Lynn S
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to brouse for any manner of books,categories of all description,and places to sit and digest a book which is of interest,have a cup of coffee.or a bit to eat.

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Thank Joan R
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As someone who is not clued up with technology I can still appreciate the feel of paper and turning pages of a book - could have spent hours browsing the shelves! Left with quite a few purchases! The buffet is also well worth a visit - the toasted sandwiches were well filled and tasty. Just grab a table, make a... More 

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