Brilliant Bookshop: The Book Nook


This week, I made my way to the lovely seaside town of Hove to visit another wonderful bookshop dedicated to children’s literature, The Book Nook. Wonderfully decorated windows greet you as you approach- one all about Dilly the Donkey, the new book by Elli Woollard and Steven Lenton. It’s the sort of shop you simply can’t resist entering…


Wall to wall temptation awaits those who enter. There really is something for everyone here, for all ages and tastes. From firm favourites and classics to the latest releases, the shop offers a wonderful range of books. I managed to lay my hands on the latest Wells and Wong mystery and the new Bear and Rabbit book amongst other ‘must have’ purchases.


The shop runs a thriving events programme and lots of eager children were arriving for the ‘Under the Sea’ story and origami session which was fully booked. Whilst waiting, there was much excited book browsing and choosing which was a delight to watch! A lovely little cafe at the end of the shop, whose walls are covered in framed drawings from visiting illustrators, offers a nice cuppa and a snack for those in need.


The staff were really lovely, very knowledgeable about children’s books and full of ideas and suggestions. The visit was a real pleasure and The Book Nook is a must for anyone who loves children’s books.

The Book Nook

1 St John's Pl, First Ave, Hove BN3 2FJ