New bookseller to focus on children and young adults

Remony Hart has joined Kemptown Bookshop from Octavia’s Bookshop in Cirencester, a dedicated children and young adult (YA) bookshop, where she was a bookseller for seven years. Remony is in the process of transforming the…

Events are back at Kemptown Bookshop

We’re launching a series of FREE bookish events that everyone is welcome to join – no matter how you identify or how others perceive you. From poetry readings and book launches, to live podcasts, there…

Bookshop launches writing and reading space

Are you a Brighton-based writer looking for somewhere to write away from home distractions? We’ve opened up our top floor as a space to write or read. It has a lovely vaulted ceiling and a view…

Local author takes over Kemptown Bookshop 

Historical fiction writer Cathy Hayward has bought Kemptown Bookshop. Cathy aims to further develop the shop into a community hub with events to engage new and established readers, celebrate local authors and support underrepresented writers. …

Meet the Team

After so many months apart we’re more excited than ever for a summer season welcoming customers at the Kemptown Bookshop. Here’s a little introduction to our wonderful bookseller team. Meet: Kristian Book most often recommended? The…

What We Are Reading?

his Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking, Ed. John Brockman  Often an era has its influential group of writers: think of the Bloomsbury Group in London and Sussex in the first…

New Website!

Our updated website is finally live! You can use the contact form for book orders – we’ll respond quickly, or by the next day. And we now have this new blog! Here we’ll publish snippets…