Think of this as a Frequently Asked Questions post, of sorts. We try our best to communicate all of the services that we provide and all of the different things that you can do upon visiting us, but naturally some things get missed.

So, we've put together this post, similar to this list of 10 Things You Didn't Know About Bookbarn, to give you the low-down on what you can do and what you can find when you visit.

Book Recycling


Don't throw your books away! They don't deserve it, not when someone else could love them the same way that you have. We happily, enthusiastically, ecstatically take donations of any quantity, any subject at any time of the day. So please bring your books to us once you are finished with them, so we can help them find new homes. Think of us like a dog shelter or rescue center, but for books instead of dogs and cats.

Book searching


Many of our visitors aren't aware that we have a vast warehouse full of books hiding behind the scenes, or that you are able to search those books on your visit to us. All you need to do is take a seat at the computer desk and type into the database the titles or authors you are looking for, bring the info to our booksellers, and then wait for your books to be brought out to you. Coffee not included, though very much encouraged.

Fully Veggie Cafe

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The Full Stop Cafe serves incredible food and drink all day, every day. All of which is 100% vegetarian. Our hardworking café manager, Beki, is vegetarian, and so are many of the Bookbarn team. As an environmentally conscious business, it seemed like the right choice. To learn more about our lovely cafe, follow them on Facebook.

Books by the Yard

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After sending many bulk boxes of books around the UK for set design, interior design and more - we figured we'd make something out of it. Our Books by the Yard service was introduced, and has been thriving ever since. Both in store and online you can choose whatever style of books and how many of them you'd like, and our team will do the rest. For more info, head to the Books by the Yard website.

Rare and Antique Books


Our Darwin Rare Books Room opened in Summer 2017, and has been a constant source of eye-candy ever since. The shelves are filled top to bottom with beautiful books, leather bound books, books that are hundreds of years old, signed books and much more. Make sure you take a peek inside on your next visit.

Community Involvement


From hosting school visits, to helping provide books for community book exchanges, to providing space for charity groups and creative groups in the area, we do all that we can to get involved in our local area. If you have a project you could use our help for, why not pop in and speak to our friendly booksellers?

-Written by Emma Bilsborough, Sales & Marketing Coordinator

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