A Very Special Birthday
In February this year, Bookbarn International turns 18. If it were a human being, it’d be heading out with its friends, buying a bottle of cheap cider (it is Somerset born and bred, after all) and waking up the next morning with a terrible headache.
To celebrate, we want to make some big, long-awaited changes to our shop, and we’re hoping you’ll be a part of it.
The Next Chapter
The Bookbarn is always changing and we’ve recently added new and popular best sellers you’d expect to find in your favourite bookshop to the Bookbarn as well as revamping our Darwin Rare Books area. One thing that hasn’t changed is our ambition to be one of the biggest bookshops in the UK and to offer a unique experience to the devoted customers who come to enjoy the Full Stop cafe and find their latest read. We love uniting book lovers with their next favourite book, a childhood favourite or a completely random, obscure title, all at a bargain price.
We’re now about to embark on an ambitious renovation of the largest part our Bookbarn shop and, whilst we can fund this in a small way ourselves, we want to be able to realise the HUGE ambitions of our team to open up the Bookbarn to delight a huge new audience of book lovers as well as our wonderful and loyal existing book buyers and veggie food lovers.
A New Lease of Life
What we’d like to ask of you, our wonderful, never-endingly supportive customers, is that you help us to give some love to our shop. It’s a pretty sizable project - we want to make our aisles more accessible for wheelchair users, pushchairs, motor scooters and walking frames, we want to make our books easier to find, we want to add more little reading nooks and comfy armchairs, and generally put the wow-factor back into browsing for books at Bookbarn. We’re hoping that by making these positive changes, we can say goodbye to tatty carpets and dark corners and breathe a new lease of life into our beloved bookshop. And hopefully, keep it going for another 18 years or so.