“Quite possibly the best bookshop in Barnes.”

Next day pick up

We can order almost any book in print and have it in the shop ready for pick up by the next day – provided you let us know by 4pm. Just call or email us!

Books may also be ordered via the bookshop.org website where you can select the Barnes Bookshop as your preferred retailer from the “Choose a Bookshop” menu at the top of the page.


Whether you are looking for a present or inspiration for your next bedside tome we can help. Just pop into the shop, or send us an email explaining who the book is for and what their interests are and we’ll give you some ideas to choose from.

Our Loyalty Card

Our loyalty card offers you a £10 off your next purchase when you purchase ten books worth £10 or more.

Seasonal booklists

A few times a year we produce a seasonal booklist covering what we consider to be the most exciting of the new releases over many genres.

Previous lists can be viewed and downloaded here. Please let us know if you wish to subscribe.

Barnes is justly regarded as a cultivated area of south west London.  It has a long history of the patronage of the arts with a thriving Literary Society which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

It is also home to the premier children’s literary event The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival which each year welcomes thousands of visitors, not just from London and the south east, but from across the globe.

It was with this tradition in mind that the Barnes Bookshop, St Mary’s Church and Anne Mullins launched the Barnes BookFest in 2020.

Delayed by the pandemic, the inaugural weekend will now take place this September from the 24th – 26th. Speakers booked to appear include Gyles Brandreth, Sebastian Faulks, Simon Heffer and Andrew Graham-Dixon. 

For a full line up and to book tickets, visit the website at www.barnesbookfest.org

The BookFest has three venues: St Mary’s Church, the Olympic Studios and the Barnes Green Centre. All of them are at the heart of Barnes village and easily accessible by road, rail, bus and by foot (now that Hammersmith Bridge has reopened for pedestrians and cyclists).

Barnes BookFest
24th – 26th of September 2021

Podcast: Gyles Brandreth at the Barnes Bookshop

We are delighted that Gyles Brandreth chose to be interviewed at the Barnes Bookshop for Ex Libris, a podcast which celebrates independent booksellers. Click below to listen to Gyles and Venetia Vyvyan discuss books, bookshops and Barnes.