The latest addition to the House of Books family, our store in West Hampstead opened its doors on 12th April 2021.

Our friendly and competent team look forward to welcoming you every day of the week. We are always happy to help, whether it is choosing the right book for you, finding the perfect gift for a friend, or keeping you up to date with the latest releases.

Our stock is carefully selected and each item hand-picked. Besides our wonderful range of fiction and non-fiction we also offer a great choice of cards. 1st class stamps are also available for purchase.  

We are particularly proud of our children’s section and have put a lot of thought and love into selecting the finest titles for younger readers.

We look forward to your next visit!

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Monday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Bank Holidays 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Nathan Harris: Sweet Water

Tinderpress, 2021.

£16.99 (HC)

After the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, suffering from the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm. This new unexpected arrival sparks some hope that they might develop a friendship that would help with their grief.

Meanwhile, the brothers plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys.

Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community.

The author created an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, it is as gripping as it is moving, showing us humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.

New Publications

By Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
£20.00 (HB)

By Sally Rooney
£16.99 (HB)

By Desmond Shum
£20.00 (HB)

By Claire-Louise Bennett
£14.99 (HC)

By Bob Mortimer
£20.00 (HC)

By Beryl Gilroy
£12.99 (HC)

By Stephen King
£20.00 (HB)

New Arrivals

By Matt Sewell
£12.99 (HB)

By Mike Rothmiller
£3.99 (PB)

By John Dickie
£5.99 (PB)

By Benjamin Balint
£4.99 (PB)

By Stuart
£9.99 (PB)

By Cat Jarman
£9.99 (PB)

By Will Wilcox
£9.99 (PB)

Find below a sample selection of our different sections and books

Visual Arts

By Desmond Morris

£9.99 (HB)

By David Bailey

£20.00 (HB)

By John Berger, Sven Blomberg, Chris Fox, Michael Dibb, Richard Hollis

£8.99 (PB)

By Soetsu Yanagi

£ 7.99 (PB)

Music & Film

By Will Brooker

£9.99 (PB)

By Paul Kildea

£10.99 (PB)

By Oliver Sacks

£4.99 (PB)

By Sophy Roberts

£10.99 (PB)


By Deborah Orr

£9.99 (PB)

By Tara Westover

£9.99 (PB)

By Matthew Dennison

£25.00 (HB)

By Maurice Hamilton

£9.99 (PB)


By Seishi Yokomizo

£8.99 (PB)

By David Mitchell

£8.99 (PB)

By Sally Rooney

£8.99 (PB)

By Haruki Murakami

£8.99 (PB)

Science Fiction

By Ben Aaronovitch

£3.99 (PB)

By Ben Aaronovitch

£12.99 (HB)

By Ernest Cline


by Ursula K. Le Guin

£5.99 (PB)


By Patrick Leigh Fermor


By Caitlin Doughty


By Alice Albinia


By David Long


Smart Thinking

By Daniel Susskind

£ 8.99 (PB)

By Rolf Dobelli

£4.99 (PB)

By Pandora Sykes

£8.99 (PB)

By Steve Richards

£4.99 (PB)


By Geeta Vara

£5.99 (PB)

By Paul Gilbert

£5.99 (PB)

By Dr Tina Ray & Jessica Smith

£10.99 (PB)

By Tim Spector

£4.99 (PB)


By Veronica Peerless, £4.99 (HB)

By Michael Jordan & Kelly Louise Judd, £9.99 (HB)

By Alex Mitchell, £7.99 (PB)

By Alys Fowler, £22.00 (HB)


By Jason Wang, £9.99 (HB)

By Jason Wang, £9.99 (HB)

By Yasmin Khan, £26.00 (HB)

By Meera Sooha, £20.00 (HB)


Edited By Allie Esiri, £18.99 (HB)

By T.S. Eliot, £19.99 (HB)

Edited By Allie Esiri, £14.99 (PB)

By Leonard Cohen, £16.99 (PB)


By Peter Hennessy, £12.99 (PB)

By Max Hastings, £6.99 (PB)

By Peter Gatrell, £12.99 (PB)

By Geoffrey Hindley, £4.99 (PB)


By Tristan Gooley, £3.99 (PB)

By Melissa Harrison, £9.99 (PB)

By Philip Street, £4.99 (PB)

By Nick Hayes, £9.99 (PB)