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Big Chicken Barn Books, Ellsworth

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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  • It's raining so we were looking for something to do - we saw the Big Chicken Barn and pulled in for a quick look. 45 minutes later we left with a few books. It's a great place too bad we did not have ...  read more »
  • Ever wonder where all of the hardcopy books and magazines have gone now that everything has moved online? They're all here, on the second floor of the Big Chicken Barn. I had a ball looking through al...  read more »
  • If you're a flea market junkie as we are, this is a good place to stop. Lots of glassware, some furniture, every kind of everything you can think of, including a floor of books. 
  • Wow... Such mixed reviews. I am going today... We will see!
  • 15 minutes before they closed they were booting me out of the store and being very rude. When I was looking at books upstairs and they turned the lights off (knowing I was still up there) 15 minutes before they closed. Wish I could give them less than one star.
  • Loved this place! It has an eclectic selection of treasures. It was a fun to poke around. There were some good deals. Some of their stuff was overpriced. It's definitely worth a stop.
  • This place is a treasure trove of magazines, books and collectibles and worth a visit, but the surly and unhelpful staff are quite a disappointment. Granted today was a warm summer day and there's no A/C in the place, but the staff could not have been more unfriendly. Upstairs, I asked for some magazines and the woman gave me a curt answered and went about her business--clearly not interested in helping customers. Downstairs, the woman working the cash register has the WORST body odor I've smelled in years--I literally had to step away from the cash register as she rang up my purchases--incorrectly I might add--because her body odor was soooo offensive. The bathrooms were stinky and you got the message when you walk in the door. Instead of signs saying "Welcome, we're glad you're here", you are assaulted with several negative signs about not bringing trash in. OK, we get it--you have a problem with tourists dumping trash. But is that REALLY the first impression you want to create? Time for some throwing out of the surly staff and bringing in some friendly, fresh faces....
  • this place is a dream come true for anyone who loves yard sales, antique stores and generally digging around in other people's junk. i wish that haggling was an option but since each stall is priced by the individual seller and not the staff it makes sense. there have been sales going on every time i've been there though so it was well worth the time to find tons of bits and parts for craft projects.
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