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!

Header image by Book Nook Superhero Matt Carr

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

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter, reviewed by Riley (12)

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh, by Helen Rutter, is a touching story about a young boy called Billy Plimpton, ...
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The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson, Reviewed by Aysha (11)

The Thief Who Sang Storms is a great book written by Sophie Anderson. It contains magic, creativity, teamwork and most ...
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The Light Thieves by Helena Duggan, reviewed by Catherine (11)

The planet has shifted on its axis in what is known as The Tilt, an enormous earthquake which also caused ...
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Running Out of Time by Simon Fox, reviewed by Torrin (16)

Running Out Of Time is a poignant story about the current refugee crisis, it’s also a high concept science-fiction thriller ...
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Live events are back!

We are so happy to be able to bring you live author and illustrator events and our much-missed story time and craft sessions again. 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.