For over 45 years The Book Shop has raised money for local organisations in and around Hampton, South West London.
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.
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.
The shop has always strived to help smaller organisations in and around Hampton who do not have traditional main-stream funding.
A national grassroots community-based charitable project where people in a community come together to collect toiletry basics.
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.
Select this option to make your mark in the shop.
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.
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.
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.