Welcome to The Book Nook

Multi-award winning Independent Children's Bookshop

 The Book Nook is a specialist independent children’s bookshop with a breadth of knowledge regarding children's books. We stock a diverse range of inspirational, inclusive and quality children's books for all ages which we sell to schools and families across the world. With our child-friendly café, regular story times, amazing author events and a pirate ship to play in, we're the perfect place to visit. Come and see for yourselves!

Book Nook logo by Sophy Henn

It's GORGEOUS. Jam-packed with books, bunting and brilliance - Abi Elphinstone
It doesn't feel like a shop, it feels like a personal book service given by friends - MG Leonard


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Latest News and Reviews

Secrets of the Snakestone by Piu DasGupta, reviewed by Niamh (11)

Secrets of the Snakestone is Piu DasGupta’s brilliant, gripping, thrilling debut middle-grade novel.  Set in the 19th century, Zélie Dutta ...
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Keedie by Elle McNicoll, reviewed by Aysha (12)

I was so excited when I got this book to review in the post from The Book Nook as I ...
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Where the Light Goes by Sara Barnard, reviewed by Farrah (17)

Where the Light Goes is a devastating, raw and nuanced depiction of grief, familial relationships and the human psyche after ...
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The Final Year by Matt Goodfellow, reviewed by Aysha (12)

The Final Year is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. It teaches us that school can be ...
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Free Author Events & More!

We regularly host authors and illustrators, who hold live workshops and draw-alongs on Saturdays and during the holidays. There are weekly story times and craft sessions too!  Head to our events page see what exciting things we have coming up.

Not just for children's books

If you can't find what you're looking for or would like recommendations and that personal touch, give us a call on 01273 911988. We can order any book currently in print, both children's and adult's, and arrange delivery or collection, with free delivery in Brighton and Hove. We love to chat about books and we can't wait to hear from you.

Alternatively you can still support us through our Bookshop.org store. Bookshop.org is an ethical and fun way to shop online while supporting your chosen Independent Bookshop. Every time you visit Bookshop UK to shop and browse books you help us and all the independent bookshops who are members, keeping the high street alive and giving you a socially conscious online shopping experience. Find out more here.