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Baggins Book Bazaar
Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Rochester
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A great bookshop on Rochester high street. Fantastic amount of stock nice staff. It seems to go on forever.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Loved this bookshop which is on different floors and goes back for what feels like miles, Tardis like.
Spent far too long browsing around and came out with two books which Ive been looking for for quite a while.
Nice to see a busy bookshop

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Extremely disappointed with how i was treated selling a collection of books to them. 2 months they had them. Went into ask and was told the buyer hasnt looked at them so i should wait. Strangely i then had a call later that day with a price. I popped in a week later to be spoken down to by a female worker told my books were in poor condition and practically shouted at me in front of customers was rude and sarcastic.I returned to collect a cheque a few days later when buyer would be in,waited over an hour for him tried to spark a discussion about the books yet wasnt intrested the same lady brought the books to the desk said what a great collection and condition they were in and good sellers they were! So complete different attitude to the other day. I asked how they priced them and they both said that he wouldnt of looked at the books! I took the cheque because i needed the money. Completely dishearted with how i was treated as its a local shop for me and i always try to support local buisness unfortunately this is one i would never return to or recommend.
Refused to do a bank transfer for funds had only to be cheque despite being an on line book shop also

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

What a treasure the shop has a very small frontage but it just goes on and on. Thousands of books of all sorts. You could browse for hours.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Tardis-like Baggins Book Bazaar extends well beyond its modest shop-front into rooms, then further rooms, both on the ground floor and above. It's all the more impressive that it's divided into best themes with every book neatly stacked on shelves, where so many other second-hand bookshops or printshops leave many of their wares lying in boxes orvon the floor. Here everything is accessible, and given the sheer size of this place, that's mightily impressive. Near the entrance are books about Rochester and other Medway Towns. As an erstwhile Oxford history student I was impressed to see a four volume folio edition of Eric Hobsbawm's economic world history. Inside I was intrigued by a paperback proclaiming small pieces of joy in a morass of filth (or words to that effect).

Date of experience: June 2017
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