Barter Books, Alnwick

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We highly recommend  a trip to Barter Books during your stay in Northumberland.  The book shop is shrouded in history, giving you many reasons to spend your afternoons there.

Inside the book shop there are three stunning 40-foot murals, a mini-cybercafé and free wi-fi. Here you can enjoy a good read in front of the open fires in winter, or indulge in good food, served in the Station Buffet.

For children, there is a dedicated room with enough toys to play, giving parents the option to browse elsewhere in peace (provided one guardian is left to look after the children!)

For adults, Barter Books has lined a huge room with over forty glass cases that contain many of the more interesting antiquarian books.

Furthermore, Barter Books is set within a restored station amongst many original features such as the lovely old canopy that has been re-exposed and fireplaces which have been restored back to working order.  .