Knole's Bookshop

The bookshop at Knole, Kent.

Knole’s bookshop is the perfect place to unwind and discover your new favourite read. It's home to a range of historical novels, cookery books, gardening guides, gifts and more.

Knole has many famous literary connections so it is the perfect venue for the National Trust’s first dedicated bookshop. You'll find a range of historical novels, walking guides and cookery books on sale, as well as some very special first editions written by Knole residents Vita and Eddy Sackville-West.

The bookshop also offers a range of greetings cards, stationery, souvenirs and gifts, as well as a new dedicated children's area. 

The bookshop at Knole has a dedicated children's area.

Children's book area

We're thrilled to have opened our new children's area in Knole's bookshop! Full of books, games and cuddly toys, there is lots to keep your little ones busy. We will also be running interactive story sessions for under 5s, every Monday morning during the school term.

Knole's literary connections

The bookshop takes its inspiration from Knole’s role as a hub for the leading British artists and writers of the 20th century. Eddy Sackville-West lived at Knole from 1926-1940, occupying a private apartment in the Gatehouse Tower. 

Eddy was a musician, journalist and writer. His visitor book shows that he entertained many of his close friends at Knole, which included Bloomsbury writers such as Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Aldous Huxley and James Lees-Milne.

The interiors and collections of Eddy's apartment at Knole have influenced the design and decoration of the bookshop. You can see Eddy's rooms for yourself by visiting the Gatehouse Tower.