On June 29th, our team will be gathering together to celebrate one successful year of our Darwin Rare Books Room.


This time last year we were frantically painting, filling the shelves (then emptying them when they didn't look quite right and refilling them!), and putting all the finishing touches on what has become a really special area in our shop.

All of the hard work paid off, of course, and we have now been running our Darwin Rare Books Room for a full year, and our customers and visitors have enjoyed it even more than we could have imagined.


It has been brilliant to showcase all of our vintage, rare, and beautiful books, and the presence of the room has meant that customers have been bringing collections of their own antique books to us, telling us stories of how they came to have them, who they belonged to.

Lots of our visitors have enjoyed the familiarity of the books, whether having owned a copy as a child, or having seen the books on the shelves of grandparents and older family members.

On Friday 29th of June, we will be hosting a birthday party in the Darwin Room, with a 25% discount all day, poetry readings and music.

We hope to see you there, and if you're unable to make it, pay us a visit some other time - if only just to breathe in that old books smell!

If you've any questions about the event, don't hesitate to contact us on 01761 451777, or send us an email at bookbarn@bookbarninternational.com.