“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. To receive future lists, please enter your email address into the form at the foot of this page.

We have put together a list which we hope will appeal to all tastes and ages, but if you cannot find quite the right one – for yourself or for a present – do come to the shop or get in touch and we will be happy to help with any challenging choices.

Our 'Barnes Book of the Year'

Every Trick in the Book by Bernard O’Keeffe

To be published 15th February

As you can see, a good time was had by all at the 2023 Barnes BookFest. Do join us for the next festival held over the weekend of the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September 2024. To receive updates about the programme as they become 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

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.

Our much-loved colleague and friend.