Book Barn of the Finger Lakes

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The store is cool and the selection is good, though dated. The prices, however, are pretty outrageous. A quick price comparison on my iphone revealed that many of the used books being sold there can be purchased elsewhere new for half as

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★★★★★

The store is cool and the selection is good, though dated. The prices, however, are pretty outrageous. A quick price comparison on my iphone revealed that many of the used books being sold there can be purchased elsewhere new for half as

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I have been a customer of the Barn for years. On my first visit I introduced myself to Vladimir, and always take time for small talk. I have never questioned his prices, nor haggled over them. I never had problem with him and find him

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I have been a customer of the Barn for years. On my first visit I introduced myself to Vladimir, and always take time for small talk. I have never questioned his prices, nor haggled over them. I never had problem with him and find him

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A Book Barn of the Finger Lakes, as most reviewers have stated, has an incredible selection. Thousands upon thousands of books cover every available horizontal surface, and are literally stacked to the rafters in many areas. While this

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★★★★★

A Book Barn of the Finger Lakes, as most reviewers have stated, has an incredible selection. Thousands upon thousands of books cover every available horizontal surface, and are literally stacked to the rafters in many areas. While this

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I visited the Book Barn with my parents during parents weekend. my Dad is always looking for unique books to read, and my brother collects leather-bound classics. overall, my family is just a bunch of avid readers.
when we arrived to the

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★★★★★

I visited the Book Barn with my parents during parents weekend. my Dad is always looking for unique books to read, and my brother collects leather-bound classics. overall, my family is just a bunch of avid readers.
when we arrived to the

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I am not surprised by the review titled "Offensive and Verbally Abusive." I called to ask about donating books, and the man who answered the phone was extremely rude. Instead of politely telling me that the books I offered had no resale value, he insulted me. As much as I love books, I will shop elsewhere. If I could assign negative stars as my rating, I would.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am not surprised by the review titled "Offensive and Verbally Abusive." I called to ask about donating books, and the man who answered the phone was extremely rude. Instead of politely telling me that the books I offered had no resale value, he insulted me. As much as I love books, I will shop elsewhere. If I could assign negative stars as my rating, I would.

Pros: None

Cons: Very poor customer service

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This place has a surprisingly large inventory on a diverse range of subject matter, and very few "junk" titles on the shelves.

The owner is extremely knowledgeable on his inventory and on published works in general.

Seems to be a good turnover, too: I've been in this place several times now, and there was always something new of interest. Since I tend to look for hard-to-find books, that's saying something.

I wish I lived closer -- I'd be there all the time.

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★★★★★

This place has a surprisingly large inventory on a diverse range of subject matter, and very few "junk" titles on the shelves.

The owner is extremely knowledgeable on his inventory and on published works in general.

Seems to be a good turnover, too: I've been in this place several times now, and there was always something new of interest. Since I tend to look for hard-to-find books, that's saying something.

I wish I lived closer -- I'd be there all the time.

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There??s an illustrated edition of the Jorge Luis Borges?? story ??The Library of Babel? with etchings by Erik Desmazieres. In it you will find images of an infinite library ?? winding, endless shelves of books. Everywhere you look ??up, down, sideways - books. Books,books,books.

These images automatically pop into mind when you enter A Book Barn Of Finger Lakes. This is the place where all the books you have lent out, lost or lusted after are located. There are bookstores and there is this place ?? a booklover browser??s dream. This isn't a bargain barn--but each book is thoughtfully priced.

Though it may seem a bit overwhelming at first, books are categorized quite nicely. If you have any trouble finding anything ??owner Vladimir Dragan is more than happy to help you out. He seems to have an almost preternatural connection with what he stocks ?? he??s a friendly guy who most certainly knows his stuff (and loves his cats).

But back to browsing. Before the days of the internet, there was the joy of walking into a bookstore ?? not knowing just you wanted but knowing you wanted to read something. Sadly, there are few places you can just mentally meander around until you find something that jumps out at you. At A Book Barn my girlfriend and I found a nice edition of a professional manual for 15th century witch hunters (The Malleus Maleficarum), my favorite collection of sci-fi (100 Great Science fiction Short Short Stories) 1917's Wild Animal Ways by Ernest Thompson Seton and The Rivers and Streams of England with 75 colour plates.

Bottom line: If you love books, you??ll love this place. It??s definitely a day trip destination.

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★★★★★

There??s an illustrated edition of the Jorge Luis Borges?? story ??The Library of Babel? with etchings by Erik Desmazieres. In it you will find images of an infinite library ?? winding, endless shelves of books. Everywhere you look ??up, down, sideways - books. Books,books,books.

These images automatically pop into mind when you enter A Book Barn Of Finger Lakes. This is the place where all the books you have lent out, lost or lusted after are located. There are bookstores and there is this place ?? a booklover browser??s dream. This isn't a bargain barn--but each book is thoughtfully priced.

Though it may seem a bit overwhelming at first, books are categorized quite nicely. If you have any trouble finding anything ??owner Vladimir Dragan is more than happy to help you out. He seems to have an almost preternatural connection with what he stocks ?? he??s a friendly guy who most certainly knows his stuff (and loves his cats).

But back to browsing. Before the days of the internet, there was the joy of walking into a bookstore ?? not knowing just you wanted but knowing you wanted to read something. Sadly, there are few places you can just mentally meander around until you find something that jumps out at you. At A Book Barn my girlfriend and I found a nice edition of a professional manual for 15th century witch hunters (The Malleus Maleficarum), my favorite collection of sci-fi (100 Great Science fiction Short Short Stories) 1917's Wild Animal Ways by Ernest Thompson Seton and The Rivers and Streams of England with 75 colour plates.

Bottom line: If you love books, you??ll love this place. It??s definitely a day trip destination.

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I've been visiting the Book Barn off and on while back upstate for nearly ten years. The owner, Vladimir, not only instantly located a rare book for me in his stock that I was unable to find anywhere else (the 1980s edition of Clifton Fadiman's Lifetime Reading Plan), but he also introduced me to Christopher Morley's Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop. two truly delightful books that I might never have picked up otherwise. This kind of personalized care and devotion to literature keeps me coming back when I get the chance to make the drive. The Barn stocks a very full children's section (in my experience, rare in secondhand bookstores since these books are often shredded by their first owners), a rich range of fiction and literary biographies, and a marvellous collection of 50s, 60s, and 70s science fiction paperbacks upstairs. Yes, the barn is a warren of piles, a little musty, and the organization is slightly inscrutable to the unititiated. Take a Claritin, ask for a stepladder, and get over it. This isn't Amazon, people; you're coming to the Book Barn for the thrill of the hunt. I could not recommend a better place to spend an afternoon for a true book fiend.

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★★★★★

I've been visiting the Book Barn off and on while back upstate for nearly ten years. The owner, Vladimir, not only instantly located a rare book for me in his stock that I was unable to find anywhere else (the 1980s edition of Clifton Fadiman's Lifetime Reading Plan), but he also introduced me to Christopher Morley's Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop. two truly delightful books that I might never have picked up otherwise. This kind of personalized care and devotion to literature keeps me coming back when I get the chance to make the drive. The Barn stocks a very full children's section (in my experience, rare in secondhand bookstores since these books are often shredded by their first owners), a rich range of fiction and literary biographies, and a marvellous collection of 50s, 60s, and 70s science fiction paperbacks upstairs. Yes, the barn is a warren of piles, a little musty, and the organization is slightly inscrutable to the unititiated. Take a Claritin, ask for a stepladder, and get over it. This isn't Amazon, people; you're coming to the Book Barn for the thrill of the hunt. I could not recommend a better place to spend an afternoon for a true book fiend.

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My wife and I recently moved to the area and when we visited this store we found it to be an impressive place, both large and crammed with more books-per-foot than any book store we'd ever seen. The owner, Vladimir, was freindly and talkative. While I do not doubt that he was sarcastic and may have sworn as another reviewer said, the several times I have met him, he has been exceedingly friendly, helpful, and informative, if perhaps light on tact. I highly recommend this store to anyone who likes books. The prices are reasonable (to the owner's credit, nothing seems over- or under-priced), and the selection if great.
However, it is a (partially) converted barn, so if you have bad allergies, you may need to cut your visit short.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I recently moved to the area and when we visited this store we found it to be an impressive place, both large and crammed with more books-per-foot than any book store we'd ever seen. The owner, Vladimir, was freindly and talkative. While I do not doubt that he was sarcastic and may have sworn as another reviewer said, the several times I have met him, he has been exceedingly friendly, helpful, and informative, if perhaps light on tact. I highly recommend this store to anyone who likes books. The prices are reasonable (to the owner's credit, nothing seems over- or under-priced), and the selection if great.
However, it is a (partially) converted barn, so if you have bad allergies, you may need to cut your visit short.

Pros: informative staff, vast stock

Cons: hard to find, musty

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My wife and I had taken the opportunity to drive to thebeaut iful Ithica area today to visit local bookstores.By chance we happened upon "Book Barn of Finger Lakes." this establishment is located on North r oad outside of Dryden.
We entered the Barn to be greeted off handedly, then followed by a male with longish hair and wearing a hat. I presummed he is the owner. He was able to provide direction within the barn to areas that held books of our interest. As I began browsing other areas he became agitated loud and agressive in his questioning of why I could not find a book to my liking from the section I had initially requested direction to. He then turned and walked away with a sarcastic comment when I explained I own all copies that he curently had in stock of my author of choice.

A few moments later I walked to the back of the store where my wife was looking at childrens books. She politley asked this "gentleman" about a specific volume which he did not have in stock. He then told my wife the following," If you want a copy of this I will give you three words, then sticking his face into hers he said loudly GOOD F---ING LUCK!"
At that moment I took my wife and left this establishment..
I highly reccomend to all that your book buying should be done elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I had taken the opportunity to drive to thebeaut iful Ithica area today to visit local bookstores.By chance we happened upon "Book Barn of Finger Lakes." this establishment is located on North r oad outside of Dryden.
We entered the Barn to be greeted off handedly, then followed by a male with longish hair and wearing a hat. I presummed he is the owner. He was able to provide direction within the barn to areas that held books of our interest. As I began browsing other areas he became agitated loud and agressive in his questioning of why I could not find a book to my liking from the section I had initially requested direction to. He then turned and walked away with a sarcastic comment when I explained I own all copies that he curently had in stock of my author of choice.

A few moments later I walked to the back of the store where my wife was looking at childrens books. She politley asked this "gentleman" about a specific volume which he did not have in stock. He then told my wife the following," If you want a copy of this I will give you three words, then sticking his face into hers he said loudly GOOD F---ING LUCK!"
At that moment I took my wife and left this establishment..
I highly reccomend to all that your book buying should be done elsewhere.

Pros: room for parking

Cons: Worst customer service in the world DO NOT RECCOMEND, RUDE VWITH VULGARITY TOWARDS CUSTOMERS

 

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