Bookstores in Northumberland

Barter Books Ltd

Alnwick, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Since its opening in 1991 within the premises of a small model factory at Alnwick Station, Barter Books has grown well beyond original expectations. Starting off in what was the ticket and parcel office of the original Station, the bookshop has expanded down the platforms and through the waiting rooms, until it now covers over one-quarter of the whole Station site. This translates into an area exceeding 8000 square feet and containing over 350,000 books on more than three miles of shelving. Also the Famous Writers Mural - 40 feet long by 18 feet high, the similarly sized Railway Mural and the Tennyson Installation. The bookshop also sells secondhand videos and music (CDs, LPs, cassettes, sheet music), as well as a small but growing section of artists' prints. And then there are the shop's many extra features! These include an open fire in the winter, coffee and cookies, a model railway running above the book columns, a mini-cybercafe, generous seating and browsing areas, a children's room, and dozens of glass cases containing many of the more interesting antiquarian books. The latest feature is the Station Buffet with hot and cold food and a fine selection of coffees and teas. A final note: during the enlargement process the owners took (and are taking!) particular pleasure in restoring, as they can, various features of the Station. This so far includes the original North Eastern Railway cast iron fireplaces, two of the Station clocks, a drinking fountain, and various waiting rooms. Most dramatic of all, however, was the restoration of part of the glass roof. That was when we all stood about watching as the sun came streaming in for the first time in many years to bring the wonderful old Station visually back to life.

Bennor Books

Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom

I specialise in used books covering all aspects of Northumberland, North East England and the Scottish Borders and the associated fields of railways and mining. I also hold books on prehistoric art and titles on field sports in the 19th and 20th centuries. As I sell on commission, I often have a wide range of uncommon titles on other subjects.
With regret, I can no longer accept orders from France or Germany.

Countryman

Brampton, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Specialist woodworking books of interest

Pinwell Books

Wooler, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Member of the PBFA trading at their fairs.

Richard Verrill

Alnwick, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Private individual

Ryan OHorne Books

Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Here at Ryan OHorne Books we stock a large selection of rare, out-of-print, antiquarian and ex-emporium books and our tailor-made database and online cataloguing system allow you to browse and search with ease. Whether you are a collector, an avid reader, have specialist interests, are looking for that perfect gift or are just a curious passer-by, we are bound to have something of interest amongst our vast and daily updated inventory; and if we dont have what you are looking for we will find it for you! Just give us a call or email us to let us know. As a small, family run business we are, above all else, fastidious about customer service. After many years of being, not only an online retailer, but avid online consumers too, we appreciate the needs and concerns of our customers and fellow shoppers. We want you to feel at home whilst browsing our virtual shelves and we strive to make your online experience as relaxed and hassle-free as possible. With that in mind we offer a comprehensive pre & post purchase customer care service, so that you can browse with ease & purchase with confidence. In addition to complete & accurate representation of our goods and high quality images of each and every item we want our customers to feel free to email, or call us, with any questions & to request more photographs or information wherever they see fit. If and when you decide to make a purchase with us we will endeavour to keep you abreast of your chosen item’s progress including payment & dispatch information; this is all part of our prompt, friendly and personal service.