Bufferstop Books shop and BVR Wroxham station

Bufferstop Books

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* Bure Valley Railway policy is to continue to take precautions to avoid the spread of Covid.

* In the bookshop we will use hand sanitiser, and wear face masks.

* The way through the shop is in the front door and out the back, and we will maintain social distancing as far as possible.

* The screen stays in place at the pay desk, and card payment is preferred to cash.

* Please be kind and considerate of other people's needs and vulnerabilities.

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About us

Bufferstop Books opened its doors on June 23rd 2013.
It is run by Volunteers who are members of the Friends of the Bure Valley Railway (FoBVR); our purpose is to support the BVR, which is a not for profit organisation.
A team of (currently) less than 20 volunteers run the shop, on a rota basis. You will usually find at least two of us there during opening hours.
Apart from raising money for the BVR we are all very passionate about books. Our stock covers every subject from fiction,biographies, history, arts,crafts, gardening, children's and, of course railways. We also have a large Vinyl record section, including some Collectable 78s. There are also CDs and DVDs.
Our prices are low - books are mostly £1, cds and dvds 50p.Some collectable books and records are priced more highly, but usually lower than elsewhere(including online).
Do come and visit us, you never know what treasures you may find.

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Opening times

December 1st - 22nd

Wednesday,Friday,Saturday and Sunday:- 10am - 3pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday and Thursday

December 24th - 26th

Closed ----- Happy Christmas -----------

December 27th - January 3rd 2022

Open every day:- 10am - 3pm

Opening times are dependent on the availability of volunteers.
New volunteers always welcome - contact us

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Bufferstop Books as built No 6 on turntable 2016 AGM view from signalbox 2016 AGM view from turntable 2016 AGM view from turntable


Donations are welcome.
Thank you for all the donations that have arrived since we re-opened.
Books of all sorts, cds, dvds, records,and jigsaw puzzles are needed.
If you have more than a single bag or box, please bring donations on a Wednesday or Friday if possible.
If these times are not suitable, please contact us by message or email and we can make an appointment.

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Shop with first storage unit, after painting cream and blue Removal of original storage unit Interior view of Bufferstop Books Interior view of Bufferstop Books No. 6 being turned on the turntable for the last train of the day to Aylsham


December 2021

From December 1st to 22nd we shall be open 4 days a week:-

Wednesdays,Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 3 pm.

Closed from December 24th to 26th, then open 10am - 3 pm from December 27th to January 3rd 2022.

The shelves are refreshed regularly, so there's always some new stock to browse.
Thanks to everyone for their support both in buying from us,and for keeping up the quality and variety of donations.

Keep an eye on Facebook and this website for news.

Contact us

Bufferstop Books is at:-
Wroxham station
Belaugh Road
NR12 8UU

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Email us at bufferstopbooks@outlook.com
phone us on 01603 510162 (only when shop is open)

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Bufferstop Books is on platform 1 of the BVR station, which has its own large car park; the BVR runs trains from Aylsham - see their timetable
We are about 100 metres from Greater Anglia's Wroxham and Hoveton railway station, and about 500 metres (0.3 mile) from the terminus of First Norwich's 12 bus service on Station Road (though why they don't continue to the railway station is beyond me, as the bus then runs empty past the station to get to its start point on Stalham Road).
See here for a map.

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