Please note due to the outbreak of Covid-19 our Bookshop is currently closed to protect both our staff and our customers. Our site will begin taking orders when our Bookshop re-opens. We will post details of our re-opening day as and when this is known. Please note that we are also part of Pen & Sword Books who publish a large selection of local titles alongside their Military History Publications. If it is a local publication you want you can try their website at:

Welcome to the website of Barnsley Chronicle Bookshop – Barnsley’s only independent bookshop!

Our aim is to provide a bookshop that can service the needs of the local community; selling local books and promoting local authors and working with schools, colleges and libraries, in an effort to encourage people of all ages to discover the joys of reading.

For more savings on bestselling titles, why not visit us in store? Our database has access to over half a million titles, so if we don’t have what you want in stock, don’t worry! We can order your book for you and even offer free delivery to store.

So come and visit us today and help us bring books back to Barnsley!

Bestselling Fiction Titles

GeneralCrimeSci-Fi / Fantasy

Bestselling Non-Fiction Titles

BiographyFood & DrinkHistoryReferenceCraft / HobbyPen and Sword BooksHumourOutdoor & TravelSportHeath and WellbeingLocal HistoryTransport

Bestselling Children & Young Adults Titles

Children's Activity Books
Local History Books Now Available From Pen & Sword Books