“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 Spring Booklist

Our new spring booklist is full of Easter treats for adults and children. For more bookish inspiration, please view and download all our lists here.

Barnes BookFest

Barnes BookFest 2022, 23–25 September

Plans for Barnes BookFest 2022 are already well underway. As many of our customers in Barnes will already know, the BookFest was launched by the Barnes Bookshop, St Mary’s Church and Anne Mullins to bring writers of all genres to South-West London. 

The widely noticed inaugural event last year included authors Michael Morpurgo, Sebastian Faulks, Hadley Freeman, Andrew Graham-Dixon and Alice Ross as well as Barnes locals Gyles Brandreth, Richard Harries and Chris Patten (view further information about the 2021 festival). 

More details on the line-up for BookFest 2022 to follow soon.​

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.