01273 725306

Brighton and Hove’s Largest and Liveliest Independent Bookshop

Coronavirus Update

We hope that you are safe and well. Below are details for the supply of books over the coming weeks:

We are open for orders and collections Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm but are closed on Sundays for the time being. You can place an order via email ( or over the phone (01273 725 306). Just let us know what you would like, we will take a card payment over the phone, and you will be able to pick up your order from our front door.

For those in the Brighton & Hove area who are unable to get to the shop, we are able to offer delivery free of charge. If you would like several books delivered, please order them together.

If you want to pick our brains for some recommendations, please do ask! Just let us know some authors/books that you have enjoyed and we can put together some tailored suggestions for you! Here is a list of current bestsellers https://nielsenbook.co.uk/media/

If you are a bit further afield, you can also get books delivered through Hive. You can nominate us as your chosen indie and we will receive welcome commission.

If you would like to support us further, then buying a City Books voucher now and holding onto it until we re-open would be extremely helpful to us.

Best wishes, from all at City Books

City Books is an independent bookshop founded and run by Paul and Inge Sweetman. We pride ourselves in our traditional values, whilst using the best of modern technology to provide excellent service, delivered with a light touch.

Our literary events provide a fantastic opportunity to hear authors present their new books. During these relaxed evenings you will have the chance to pose questions to the guest and purchase signed first editions at reduced price. Tickets are available from City Books.

City Books stock a wide range of carefully selected books. Subjects include fiction, poetry, children’s books, cookery, art, business and travel. We also stock an extensive range of local books.

We are open 9.30 to 6.00 Monday to Saturday, and 11.00 to 4.30 Sunday.

To hear about our events, interesting news and exciting signed copies, just email us at info@city-books.co.uk and we’ll add you to our mailing list.