BREAKING NEWS - Coming soon Murder & The Barrister! A specialist crime bookshop!

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.

Exciting Times Ahead!

New Specialist Children's Bookshop


On the 4th of May we opened our new Children's bookshop The Barrister in Wonderland, specialising in all things little!  

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Murder and the Barrister


June sees us open our new crime and thriller bookshop specialising in murderous reads both fiction and non-fiction.  Check back for more details soon.

Try our Post Box Books Subscription Boxes

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

The Barrister's Clerk a place to stay with a difference.

Stay at The Barrister's Clerk...

...a place to stay with a difference.

Ever wanted to completely surround yourself with all your favourite novels and some new ones you haven't yet discovered?  Well now you can at The Barrister's Clerk.  Why stay at a hotel when you can stay at a working crime bookshop and have an entire place to yourself filled with books from floor to ceiling?  From just £55 a night you can have complete privacy and your own space.  

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Spend a night or two in the pages of a novel.  Click below to find out how.

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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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Take a look at the Gallery to see more pictures

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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