The Kemptown Bookshop is Brighton and Hove’s award winning independent Bookshop and home to the Bookroom Art Press limited edition print collection. Established over 40 years ago, we have in stock 10,000 titles across all 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. And we’ve recently greatly expanded the children’s section: besides the books we now stock a carefully sourced selection of toys, from wooden animals to hand-made spinning tops; hand-knit dolls and cuddly toys to such staples as Brighton Monopoly and Children’s Scrabble.
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