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.

The next BookFest will take place on 23rd – 25th September 2022. Details on the line-up for BookFest 2022 to follow soon.

For more information, visit the website at www.barnesbookfest.org

Barnes Bookfest
Ian Williams and Chris Patten at the Barnes BookFest 2021
Ian Williams and Chris Patten at the Barnes BookFest 2021
Gyles Brandreth and Hayley Mills at the Barnes BookFest 2021
Gyles Brandreth and Hayley Mills at the Barnes BookFest 2021
Richard Hughes and Simon Heffer at the Barnes BookFest 2021
Richard Hughes and Simon Heffer at the Barnes BookFest 2021
Barnes BookFest 2021 Sebastian Faulks
Sebastian Faulks at the Barnes BookFest 2021