It seems I always manage to find a book shop on my travels.
This is no ordinary book shop.
This is Barter Books. In an old railway station in Alnwick in Northumberland.
A warm welcome with and open fires in the cafe in the former Waiting Room.
And cosy wicker chairs, a perfect place to chat and read.
Vintage cook books.
Vintage books for children. Not sure of this title though.. And the nursery decorations are certainly not PC. How times have changed.
Oh, how I wanted to go to The Chalet School.
Vintage Annuals. These really brought back memories for my husband.
If you visit plan to make a day of it. There is so much to see. Cool music, tea, cakes, lunch and of course books.
More annuals. Does anyone make annuals anymore? Every child would have had one for Christmas when I was young, which obviously was a long time ago.
Who wouldn’t want to pull up a chair in front of the fire and step back into childhood?
Or plan the next trip.
Dip into some Marvel Masterworks.
Barter Books is yet another reason to go to Northumberland. There are books for all ages, we just loved this place, it was like stepping back into our past, full of nostalgia and it is where the Keep Calm and Carry On posters were discovered.