Featured Bookshop

City Books

  23 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1AF      01273 725306
 info@city-books.co.uk |  www.city-books.co.uk
 Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm; Sun 11am-4.30pm

City Books opened in May 1986 by Paul and Inge Sweetman. Independent bookshops, by their nature, provide a rich source of diversity on the high street. The books will have been carefully chosen, with an emphasis on quality and the unusual. Most independents will be able to obtain virtually any book in print, often with next day delivery. Good bookshops are rare. They can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some specialise, which is a simpler and probably more profitable approach. A good general bookshop, though, will have knowledgeable and approachable staff; a range of books which has depth and breadth, and is tailored to suit the local population; and an atmosphere which is conducive to browsing.  Excellent customer service is essential. City Books hope that they fulfil these criteria. City Books is at the centre of what goes on in the literary life of Brighton & Hove and beyond and customers from all over the UK and abroad visit the shop to browse the bookshelves and take home that special book (or two, three, four ...).
"Running a bookshop on the border of Brighton and Hove is an enjoyable and challenging occupation. Our customers are intelligent, educated and they expect the best. The competition is strong and we need to be at our best in order to prosper. Bookselling is a vocation. City Books is open seven days a week; we work long hours, but this is the best job ever."