Good Books for

Good Causes

For over 45 years The Book Shop has raised money for local organisations in and around Hampton, South West London. 

We have books for everyone.

Hampton residents kindly donate all sorts, in the shop you will find:

Children's Fiction & Non-Fiction

Mysteries & Thrillers

Young Adult

Novels & Romance

Penguin Classics

Biographies & History

Thinking of donating?

We appreciate all donations, however...

We have limited space in the shop, so on some occasions you may be turned away. Our most popular sections are paperback crimes, thrillers, novels and children’s books. Please make sure all donations are in good saleable condition.

Make a donation

Due to COVID-19 we have to quarantine all donations, please bring books in bags or boxes that you are happy to leave behind.

Your books are sold

We will price up your books at a reasonable rate for locals to purchase.

Giving back

Your books will be enjoyed by another and help support a local cause.


Our History.

From coal store to WH Smith to Community Shop.

The first train departed from Hampton for Waterloo at 7:35am on the first of November 1864. At that point the shop was most likely a coal yard, through the years the shop shifted to become a WH Smith & Son, before finally being reborn just over a hundred years after that first train as a community book store. 

2000 +
£ 200
donated in 2019

Who we support

Local Causes that need a little help.

The shop has always strived to help smaller organisations in and around Hampton who do not have traditional main-stream funding. 

Radio West Middlesex

A volunteer-run radio station at the West Middlesex University Hospital broadcasting 24 hours a day since 1967 and it aims to brighten up the stay of patients, entertain them and provide local information for the community.

The Hygiene Bank

A national grassroots community-based charitable project where people in a community come together to collect toiletry basics.

Richmond Talking Newspaper

Richmond Talking Newspaper provides local news in audio form for people with visual impairment and/or other physical difficulties in the Borough of Richmond.

We support causes that impact the local community of Hampton. As we have limited funds we try to focus on smaller organisations where a small donation goes a long way. Distribution of funds is voted on by volunteers throughout the year so please get in touch if you feel we may be able to help. 

Be a part of the shop

Adopt a shelf for yourself or loved one.

Bronze Adoption
£30 Donation

Select this option to make your mark in the shop.

Silver Adoption
£50 Donation

Push the boat out and have first dibs on a shelf. 

If you want to be a part of the shop and help support it’s upkeep then you can adopt a shelf. For a limited time we are offering lifetime shelf adoption – in future we may opt to have annual shelf sponsors, but original adopters will always remain in the shop. Do not miss out. 

Come and see us

Opening Hours - COVID-19 CLOSURE

We are currently closed due to COVID-19. We operated a walk-up book service earlier in the pandemic and are currently looking at how to get books to the community so stay tuned. 



Got questions?

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions we have elected to close the shop for a much need refurb. You can check out our Facebook page for more details. 

We are not currently accepting donations. We hope to be able to start this again soon. As soon as we do we will update this page as well as social media.

We are always looking for volunteers please get in touch.