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The Kemptown Bookshop

…for rhyme and reason

Books: The Kemptown Bookshop is Brighton’s award-winning independent bookshop. Established 50 years ago, it has three floors of books for both adults and children. There is a fast, often next day, ordering service for books not in stock.

Events: We are passionate about supporting local authors, encouraging aspiring writers and generating debate about all things books. Most of our events are free to attend and we welcome everyone, no matter how you identify or how others perceive you.

Stationery: The bookshop also sells a select range of premium stationery, from notebooks, pens and paperweights, to bookmarks and ex libris stickers.

Toys & Games: We stock a carefully sourced range of children’s toys and games, from cotton dolls and spinning tops, to chess and Chinese chequer.

Prints: Kemptown Bookshop is also home to the Bookroom Art Press. The complete print collection can be purchased, framed or unframed, directly from the bookshop.


Best Bookshop of the Year, London and the South. Publishing News and the Bookseller’s Association.

One of Brighton and Hove’s Top Ten Shops – Independent on Sunday.

Third Best Shop in the UK: Parliamentary Best Small Shops Competition.