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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Great weird place, biggest book place I’ve been in, lots of choice and lo5s of little seats... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Blacktowergirl
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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A "must see" for any book lover

I've been to Barter Books several times now and each time I enjoy the charm and uniqueness of this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephanie T
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“book shop” (140 reviews)
“old railway” (159 reviews)
“book lovers” (124 reviews)
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
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+44 1665 604888
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great weird place, biggest book place I’ve been in, lots of choice and lo5s of little seats everywhere. I was quite taken with the place, I didn’t buy anything but I will in the future.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to Barter Books several times now and each time I enjoy the charm and uniqueness of this place. If you are a book lover, plan on spending money. No matter how hard I've tried, I never leave the place without buying a book....More

Thank Stephanie T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years and it still never disappoints! Bring your unwanted books (especially children’s ones!) and get yourself some credit to spend on fresh books and while-away several hours exploring the delights this place has to offer!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are interested in books this a a former station which you must see. It buys and sells second-hand books and has a very wide range. The staff are helpful.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place. We nipped in to buy some books and spent hours in here. It’s got a great selection (maybe not the latest titles) and some unusual books, so good for a mooch. The cafe is excellent - really lovely food and cakes. Definitely one...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After the recommendation of the owner of the blue bell inn, we decided to visit the book store...and it is fabulous!’ We spend almost the whole day and got lost between the books from kind of every century!

Thank Catrin B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Packed, with people and books. We all bought at least one book, my wife bought several and we could have spent all day browsing and spent a fortune. The building is interesting as it's the old station. Packed to the rafters with books of all...More

Thank Waldr
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Reviewed 6 days ago

WE were on a tour of the North and had seen this book shop featured on the TV and knew it had a geocache nearby as well. The whole location is worth seeing from the railway running around the top of the bookshelves to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t really like books or reading but i did enjoy the book shop as it very unique and interesting. Its nice to see all the books of hundreds of different genres. Really good place to take photos for instergram as it is picturesque. The...More

Thank kc B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Desperate for z cold drink I cslled in. Lovelh to be out of the sun. Hsd a refreshing cold drink znd a look around some of the books

Thank Patricia C
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Corinne C
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I love your enthusiasm! we have some cool book events going on this weekend, i could put you in touch with some local recommended places to stay if you like? and help with travel tips?
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