The Book Barn

second hand books ranged on shelving

The Book Barn has a great selection of quality second-hand books covering all topics and tastes.

Brimming with pre-loved bargains

Usually open everyday from 11am to 4pm, you'll find the Book Barn in the old milking parlour near reception.

With everything from bestsellers and children's fiction to books about art, history, travel and cookery, browse the shelves and get lost in the stories. You'll be sure to find something to take home with you.

A small but dedicated team of volunteers run the book barn at Barrington Court. They work hard sorting through all the books given by generous visitors to ensure the shelves are continually stocked.

Helping raise vital conservation funds for Barrington Court

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all who have helped raise funds through the book barn. In 2019 with your support, either through donating books or purchasing them, more than £26,000 was raised.

All funds go towards vital conservation work at Barrington Court, to ensure it remains available for future generations. 

Donating your books

We do appreciate everyone’s donations, but currently we have plenty of books so aren’t accepting any new donations at the minute. We’ll let you know when the shelves have cleared a little and you can bring in any volumes that you’ve read and no longer need.

Staying safe in the bookshops

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’re reopening the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. You no longer need to pre-book at many of our places in England, although some smaller places may still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.

Our bookshops continue to prioritise the health and safety of staff, volunteers, suppliers and visitors. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness, we recommend that face coverings are worn in enclosed and crowded areas.Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone.