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Barter Books, Alnwick

4.7
Gift & Specialty Shop · Shopping
Browse through shelves of books at Barter Books, one of Europe's largest second-hand bookstores. Wander the aisles and flick through antique books, contemporary fiction, and everything in between. Make your selection in comfort while sitting in a cushy chair by the fire. Trade in old books for new ones, if you happen to bring them along. Enjoy the atmosphere of this shop, built inside an old Victorian railway station and its details, such as high arched windows and a model training running above the stacks. Put Barter Books into our Alnwick online journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Alnwick.
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  • Amazing shop, fantastic setting with a real atmospheric feel. Great range of books. Beautiful coffe shop with great service and food.  more »
  • This secondhand bookshop is very special for a number of reasons: - It's located in the old Alnwick railway station building, - A model railway runs across the top of the bookshelves, - Dogs are...  more »
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  • Simply amazing. Barter Books is a magical place in the heart of Alnwick. It has wall to wall bookcases of second hand books, just walking in to Barter Books makes you feel special. It truly is an amazing place. The food in the cafe is absolutely beautiful, the Thrice fried fries are so good you will have to order more! Other than that, if your into old buildings and old books and just getting that special kinda feeling, barter books supplies them all!
  • The most incredible treasure trove of books, that's also dog friendly. It's a must visit for anyone that loves reading because you never know what you will find. The staff are very helpful, and know where everything is. It also has a great cafe with lovely home cooked food, and they'll bring it to you if you find a little nook to sit and read. I could have spent hours there, and definitely will be back.
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