“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.

Recommendations

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.

Our Winter Booklist

Browse the most exciting new releases of the season in our winter 2021-22 booklist.

Our Barnes Book of the Year

In 2021 the London Wetland Centre celebrated its 21st birthday. To mark the occasion, Andrew Wilson wrote ‘Wild about the Wetlands’, a magnificent record of the myriad creatures that have found sanctuary in its 100 acres. Created from four redundant Victorian reservoirs, the centre is run by the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust which was founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1946. A proportion of the sale of each book will go to the Trust. We have the book in stock.

Barnes writer shortlisted for People's Book Prize

Victoria Dowd has been shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize for the second year running, this time for 'The Body on the Island'. Please cast your vote using the button below. Victoria studied law at Cambridge and practised as a criminal law barrister for many years but hung up her wig in favour of writing about crime. All three of her books are available from the Barnes Bookshop.

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.

The Barnes BookFest

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 event took place in September 2021. Speakers included Gyles Brandreth, Sebastian Faulks, Simon Heffer and Andrew Graham-Dixon.