BREAKING NEWS - On the 24th August The Barrister's Clerk officially opens it's doors!

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.

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 have an entire place to yourself filled with books from floor to ceiling?  From just £39 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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Harry Potter Evening

Join us for some wizarding fun!

On Sunday 28th October we will be having another Harry Potter evening.  Our last one was a great success so we are very happy to be repeating it.  This time around it will be bigger and better with food, butter beer, chocolate frogs, jelly beans and much more.  Not only will the shop be decorated throughout but we are also very proud to announce that this time around we will be joined by no less than three actors from the movies.  Michael Henry (a Gringotts Goblin), Martin Ballantyne (associate to Mundungus) and, joining us again, Book Chamber favourite Paul Redfern (Ministry of Magic Wizard).  They will all be on hand to give autographs, take photographs and answer questions etc.  

Join us for a truly spectacular evening of fun and magic! 

Tickets go on sale soon!

Check back on the website and Facebook to find out when the tickets go on sale.  Last year they sold out very quickly so be sure to check back regularly so you don't miss your chance!

Many people missed out on a ticket last year due to the popularity of the event. Accordingly, this year your ticket will allow you two hours entry into the Book Chamber for just £10.  This will enable more of you to get your hands on that all important Hogwarts envelope!

What's going on in the new Book Chamber?

Hatha Yoga

This is a general Hatha yoga class, with a strong emphasis on harmonising the breath with movement and removing stresses and strains from the body to prepare yourself mentally and physically for the week ahead. 

Story Telling

Bring your little one to listen to a story read by the lovely Laura whilst you relax with a hot drink and a good book.

Every Wednesday morning 10.30-11.00, just bring your little one along.

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

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.

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.

Loyalty Scheme

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

Reserve the Chamber for your own private function.

Writing and Poetry Workshops

With our resident author/poet - Ms Amy Olivia Hartley

Here at the Barrister's Book Chamber you can indulge in your writing passions and strive to achieve those all important ambitions.  

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.

Take a look at the Gallery to see more pictures

Tea at the Chamber is a vintage treat!

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



10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm




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