If you are a lover of reading, used books, and/or cats than the Book Barn in Niantic is the place for you. I went over the weekend for their 30% off sale and came home with way too many books, a smile on my face, and the need to purchase yet another bookcase. The Book Barn has 4 locations all on the same road: Downtown, Midtown, Main Store, and Store #4. The Main Store has various outside carts and sheds with books as well as a big old house stacked to the brim for your reading pleasure. The other 3 stores are smaller, but are also chock full of good finds. On this trip I got 3 Wally Lamb books, a biography of Bozo the Clown, the Cake Doctor Chocolate cookbook, and various others that I can’t wait to get into. If you have books to sell they do buy backs during certain hours of the day. You just have to head to the main store and take a ping pong paddle with a number. The stores are open daily from 9am-9pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas and all of the staff are very knowledgeable. The moral of the story is go to the Book Barn, love yourself, love the books, and pet a few kitties while you’re there.