The Barrister’s Book Chamber

An eclectic collection of antique books together with vintage and used.  Browse for a classic and visit the Tea Room.

Upcoming Events

Five go on a Bookshop Picnic!


28 July 2019 at 1.00pm - Visit Wonderland and spend an afternoon in the pages of a Blyton novel and indulge in your very own Famous Five picnic!  Get your own blanket and picnic basket full of vintage food and lashings of ginger beer or lemonade.  Listen to excerpts from the books and receive your very own vintage Famous Five book!  Priced at £10 per person tickets are limited so best to book your place nice and early.

Barrister, Books n Booze


16 August 2019 at 7.00pm - Join us for Barrister, Books n Booze!  Spend an evening with us browsing books, drinking wine and eating nibbles.  For your £5 ticket you’ll get a selection of nibbles plus various wines priced at just £3.50 a glass!  

New stock will be on the shelves and you’ll receive a 10% discount on all book purchases at the event.

Crime Writer - Stephen Booth


31 July 2019 at 6.30pm - Join renowned crime writer Stephen Booth, author of the Cooper & Fry series for a talk on the psychology of murder.  Ask those burning questions you’ve always wanted answering and discover just how to ‘get away with murder’!

Tickets are just £5 and must be purchased in advance. Call now to book your place on 01777 711441.

Gillian Poucher - Author Q & A


7 August 2019 at 6.00pm - Gillian Poucher’s ‘After the Funeral’ is her debut novel.  We have the pleasure of having Gillian with us for a Q & A evening with refreshments.  

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Potter Quiz Night


1 September 2019 at 6.00pm - Fans of Harry Potter will love the quiz questions set in this evening of fun at the Bookshop.

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Wonderland Story Time


Story time at The Barrister in Wonderland! Once a month starting Wednesday 10 July at 10am we will be opening the doors of Wonderland for a magical story time. 

Bring your little ones along to listen to the stories, receive a snack, drink and a wonderful free book to take the magic home. 

Priced at £5 per child...adults are free!


Children's Blyton Book Club

Young Reader Book Club

Do you have a child who’s keen on reading and talking about books? Wonderland is starting it’s own Enid Blyton Book Club for our lovely young readers aged 6 to 11.

Every month your child will receive the Blyton book of choice either through the post or via collection. Then at the start of the month on a Wednesday at 4pm we’ll all get together for an hour to have a chat about the book. Lots of activities included such as writing or artwork designed to help encourage your child to read more. 

The first meeting will be held Wednesday 7th August at 4pm. Sign up now to receive your first book to be ready for the meeting.  The price includes the book and a healthy snack and drink. Your young reader will also receive a membership card for the Blyton Book Club which entitles them to receive a 10% discount on any book purchases they make. 

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The Blyton Book Club is priced at £6 a month or you can block book at £30 for six months. 

Give us a ring on 01777 711441, fill out the contact form below or call in to see us to sign your child up for the Blyton Book Club. 

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Why not order one of our six month Subscription Boxes as a gift with a difference!  Or simply treat yourself!


The Musings of the Barrister

The Barrister has started to blog

Take a look at the ramblings of the Barrister as she goes about the daily business of being a book seller

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Enjoy the Book Chamber experience

Little Free Library

Want to try a different author but not sure who?  Why not take a look at the Little Free Library.

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A time to relax

Step back in time when you enter the Book Chamber.  Grab a drink, a comfy seat and browse the books amongst the candle light whilst curled up in front of the fire.

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Loyalty Scheme

Join the Loyalty Scheme to claim free books, drinks and seasonal gifts.

Reserve the Chamber for your own private function.

Afternoon Tea at the Book Chamber

Book your place for a unique experience

Here at the Chamber we have pleasure in inviting you to Afternoon Tea.  You will dine on a selection of sandwiches and a wonderful array of delicious cakes finished off with fresh fruit, chocolate sauce and decadent truffles.  At just £12 for one or £23 for two, it makes for a truly memorable experience.

Contact us now to make a booking.

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Tea at the Chamber is a vintage treat!

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Where to find us

Set in the quaint market town of Retford

Lots of parking available in a Pay & Display car park just around the corner from the shop.

The Barrister’s Book Chamber

33 Churchgate, Retford DN22 6PA


Open today

10:00 – 16:00

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