Posts Tagged ‘Barter Books’

So it seems that every trip we make to the North results in a number of fine additions to the library here at Weir HQ. Largely because of a handful of tremendous bookshops including the much mentioned (well here anyway) Barter Books, and the equally fine, although marginally less handsomely located, Keel Row Bookshop – […]

I have an enormous amount to thank Anne Ward for. After all if it wasn’t for her (and it must be said, her Newspaper Club colleague Mr Russell Davies) I probably wouldn’t be writing here. That may seem largely insignificant (and yes I know what that sounds like but I’m not digging for compliments, or laying the blame elsewhere, I’m just […]

Look And Learn


One of the many purchases I made at Barter Books whilst in the North East the week before last was this, The Things We See – No 5 – Public Transport published by Penguin Books. As you’ll know, if you’ve been paying attention, I’m an occasional collector of Penguins, Pelicans and Puffins however this excellent, (albeit […]

So further North still today, albeit not much further. To the finest bookshop in Britain, (other bookshops are of course available), namely Barter Books in Alnwick. If you’ve not been then you should start making plans this instant because it’s a wonderful place – located in Alnwick’s old railway station, (thanks to Dr Beeching), it’s just […]

A quiet day that began with a trip to the finest bookshop in England, Barter Books in Alnwick, and was followed by a walk on a snow covered beach at Druridge Bay. Not a bad way to spend a day eh ?

Still Trying


Nice piece in the The Times about the this, War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication, and featuring the increasingly well known “Keep Calm And Carry On”. I got mine a few years ago from the mighty Barter Books (although it seems to be available from various places now) and it sits above the stairs, so […]