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The Literary & Philosophical Society

23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, England
+44 191 232 0192
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Where lots of the Old Books are!

I visited this with my daughter, and she joined! The Society offers a place to read in a quiet room... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Helen A
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Sacramento, California
A hidden gem in Newcastle

I went to the tour of the library which is on the first Saturday of each month with my sister. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Catcherintherye2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“central station” (11 reviews)
“book lovers” (6 reviews)
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23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited this with my daughter, and she joined! The Society offers a place to read in a quiet room (if you join). For all, it offers old books of all genres, including children's and Newcastle/Northumbria historical books. It has friendly and helpful staff and...More

Thank Helen A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the tour of the library which is on the first Saturday of each month with my sister. Our guided tour around this hidden gem of a building was with Helen. She was fab, she brought the history of the library to life...More

Thank Catcherintherye2013
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Building is a very historical building right in the hart of Newcastle City centre. The inside of the building you can go in and study , read and learn about the history of mining community of the area. The staff are friendly in here...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

What a treasure of a place - was passing and noticed a poster for an art lecture that evening. Thoroughly enjoyable. Arrived early and spent the time browsing and sitting in a comfy chair! Much better than the cinema! If I lived any where near...More

Thank Alofi227
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The building is perfectly quiet which is great for studying and they have the biggest variety of books that I have ever seen! The staff are very friendly too. The only problem I'd say is that when you go upstairs, it's tilted and it creaks...More

Thank unknowngeordie
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Popped in as tourists to city and felt a warm welcome as non-members. Found the ambience delightful and settled down with some journals for longer than we intended ! We were treated to a wonderful free lunchtime baroque cello performance as well. A rare and...More

Thank 588phoebe
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Not far from Newcastle's busy train station The Lit & Phil library is a haven for the book lovers as I am. This library is full of personality and small corners to read, study or just relish the sight of thousands of books neatly organised.

Thank André S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We are members of this place and absolutely love it. We could spend all day there. It reminds us of libraries of long ago. The staff are friendly and there are so many books to be read. New books are available which is a real...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This has to be the most amazing Library outside of London and lots on offer to benefit from being a member, the Interior is simply breathtaking , membership is £120 per yr so one needs to know they are going to use it on a...More

Thank josie d
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

If you love books this will be your idea of heaven. Find a quiet corner/comfy chair/good book then you will know how your edwardian female ancestors spent an afternoon. I found the librarians helpful and informative well worth a visit.

Thank cyn1946
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