We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
Review Highlights
Most tastes in books catered for

A great place to look for books not seen since my childhood. Could have spent a long time in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leeds, United Kingdom
Amazing place for book lovers

A friend told us about this so we called in to check it out. What a treasure trove for books. You... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leyburn, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 1,225 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“old railway” (141 reviews)
“book shop” (107 reviews)
“book lovers” (105 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
Write a Review
Reviews (1,225)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,216 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

A great place to look for books not seen since my childhood. Could have spent a long time in the shop and had a brew, In the end we bought a couple of Vinyl albums (in very good condition). Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Macnet57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A friend told us about this so we called in to check it out. What a treasure trove for books. You can take up to 2 carrier bags of books if you want and they will be valued and credited to your account. You can...More

Thank itguitar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely book shop, feel like your in a movie walking through it. Lots of choice but also just a lovely place to unwind, spacious and food available.

Thank fooodielover
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not to be missed, a wonderful cosy building full of interesting books of all kinds. Don't miss the cafe with varied menu. Best bacon sandwich ever!

Thank Roy N
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very Facinating shop as much for the setting, surroundingso, lovely coffee shops and reading areas and let's not forget the train sets above your head which is all wonderful but don't expect a bargain, the books are cheaper but I was surprised at just...More

Thank debcox
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have to stop myself visiting here more often. Fabulous second hand book shop with books for everyone. Wonderful cafe with really nice cafe food. A place that you can relax in for as many hours as you wish to .

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very sympathetic use of the railway station, keeping its original features. Fantastic book selection.

Thank Priya223
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What more can I say. Dog friendly too (though not in the cafes). What an absolute gem. Even if books are not really your thing (and they will be after your visit here) its worth going just to enjoy the ambiance of this stunning book...More

Thank hvine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The former railway station has been put to good use with the very extensive selection of books available here. There is also a café with a self service section in front of a roaring coal fire, perfect on a cool day. Parking is a bit...More

Thank menubuster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Berwick upon Tweed, i must admit that it's 40 years since I visited the Castle, and haven't got around to visiting the Gardens yet. But Barter Books is a several times a year guilty pleasure. If you can, bring some of your read...More

Thank tweedsider
Nearby Restaurants
Station Buffet Barter Books
457 reviews
.01 km away
Caffe Tirreno
521 reviews
.34 km away
Manor House Hotel Restaurant
200 reviews
.56 km away
372 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alnwick Castle
3,904 reviews
.71 km away
The Alnwick Garden
3,601 reviews
.38 km away
Howick Hall Gardens
454 reviews
.58 km away
Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery
141 reviews
.89 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
linda w
2 August 2016|
Response from BoytonBoyAbroad |
Yes, I am certain there were two disabled bays right up by the entrance
linda w
2 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from magsbr | Reviewed this property |
Think there was, may be limited though. We parked in the street at the side - mother has a walker & managed fine.
14 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Rika G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take dogs to Barter Books!!!