About Us

Founded in 2000, we are one of the largest booksellers in the UK - shipping new, used and rare books from our warehouse in Somerset to customers all over the world every day.

You might even have bought books from us before on sites such as Amazon, AbeBooks, eBay, Barnes & Noble and Biblio. We also sell books in bulk to interior design studios, film/TV production companies, museums and more.

With a large variety of books old and new making up our stock, you can visit us to browse our vast bookshelves in person. We’re one of the only book warehouses in the country to have a bookshop customers can visit year round to browse- and enjoy the perks of our wonderful on-site cafe (complete with wood burner!).

Our large team is dedicated to providing excellent order handling and customer service. We are passionate about all things books - and hope you enjoy your experience with us, whether in real life or online!

Who We Are

We are a small, independent business with big ideas. In January 2013 we started to transform and rebuild Bookbarn - giving the old business a transformation with global reach.

We have a dedicated, enthusiastic and close-knit team from all walks life who are passionate about books and always happy to help customers. Bookbarn has been shipping fantastic books at great prices to book lovers all over the world since the year 2000. 

Bookbarn International recycles responsibly

We find loving homes for as many used books as possible. We hate to see books go to waste and never to a landfill! Our shop is a fantastic way to save books that are no longer suitable to be kept in our busy warehouse for sale online but are easy bargains for happy shoppers. Only a tiny percent of the books are disposed of, even then they are always recycled. They may end up as packing material or even toilet paper ..... so there may be more literary material in your loo than in your reading books. All unused packaging material and cardboard is recycled and we also make sure that our team recycle their drinks bottles, cans, lunch packaging and paper too.

Come and see for yourself...

We are not just a barn full of books; though our stacks are pretty awe inspiring! We have a pretty(ish) face too! You can visit our bricks and mortar shop in the heart of Somerset seven days a week. We are located just 30 mins from the cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells.

The Full Stop Café serves delicious home made food, sourced locally.

Darwin Rare Books is a handpicked selection of rare and collectable, old, hard to find or just fascinating and beautiful books out on display and waiting for you.

We are child and wheelchair friendly too with plenty of free parking space.

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