Recommendations: Barter Books

This week’s recommendation is geographically tricky for most of the world and for me, most days of the year, but Barter Books is one of my favourite places.There are books and lights and a model train and proper fireplaces and a cake shop.

If that wasn’t enough, you can take the books you don’t want into them and trade them for credit, they then keep the information on a card and you can come back whenever.

It’s in Alnwick in the old railway station building and it feels like a shop that could exist in any decade of the last 50 years, it’s polite and lovely and did I mention full of books.

It’s also the place where the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster that has spawned a thousand copycats was found.It’s just book heaven, we visit whenever we’re in Amble and if you can, you should go and visit.

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