The Bookshop is open from 9am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday and is closed on Sundays
The Bookroom Café is now permanently closed to make way for exciting renovations in 2013
The Kemp Town Bookshop is Brighton and Hove’s award winning independent Bookshop, Café and venue for evening courses. Established over 40 years ago we have in stock 10,000 titles across all the ranges, for both adults and children. As well as currently published books there is a great depth of stock, with an emphasis on literary fiction. For books not in stock we have a fast, often next day ordering service.
We have a select range of carefully sourced non-book products: the Moleskin and Paperblank ranges of blank books; the Art Angels, Caroline Gardner and Woodmansterne selections of greetings cards; and we pride ourselves on stocking an exquisite collection of mostly book-related gifts, from Penguin Mugs to ex-libris stickers.
Awarded 'Parliamentary Best Small Shops Competition 2011', (placed third best shop in the UK)
Winner 'Best Bookshop of the Year 2010', London and the South. Publishing News and the Bookseller's Association.
Shortlisted 'Best Independent Bookshop in the UK', 2010
Voted one of Brighton's 'Top Ten Shops', Independent on Sunday
Shortlisted 'Best Independent Bookshop in the UK', 2009