“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.

Our Summer Booklist

Here are our book recommendations for adults and children for those long summer days whether one is in Southern France or in one’s own back garden.  So, relax and enjoy a bit of pure escapism.

As you can see, a good time was had by all at the 2023 Barnes BookFest.
Do join us next year when the festival will be held over the weekend of the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September 2024.
To receive information about next year’s programme as it becomes available, please sign up to the newsletter at barnesbookfest.org.
More information on the connection between the Barnes Bookshop and the BookFest can be found here.

Anne Glenconner
Anne Glenconner in conversation with Gyles Brandreth
Audience at St Mary's Barnes
Robert Peston in conversation with Chris Blackhurst
Oliver Soden
Oliver Soden signing books

Sarah, Duchess of York

Before Easter we had a delightful visit from Sarah, Duchess of York and HRH The Princess Beatrice. The Sunday Times bestselling author signed copies of ‘A Most Intriguing Lady’, the second historical romance novel which she co-wrote with her collaborator Marguerite Kaye.

Our 'Barnes Book of the Year'

The Kew Sketch Journal by Charles Leon

Following on from his earlier book on Barnes, Mortlake and Sheen, the author takes us on an architectural and historical journey through Kew, from the great Victorian glasshouses through to modern additions such as the Princess of Wales Conservatory and Davies Alpine House as well as some of the architectural treasures from the local surrounding area.

Due to be officially launched in April 2023, copies are on sale from the bookshop now.

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.