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Join us to celebrate our first birthday with two weeks packed full of festival fun! From August 31st we will be hosting authors, illustrators, cooks, poets, artists, workshops and a surprise or two! Click Here for the full festival programme.

Opening times

Tues: Midday|4pm
Weds-Sat: 10am|4pm

We open till 5pm on Tuesdays during school term time.


You can order books to be collected at the shop – email

You can buy gift cards in the shop, or buy and send eGift cards online:

about us…

CHAPTER 34 is an independent bookshop in the heart of Shoreham-By-Sea on the south coast. We are here for everyone and anyone that loves to read and will encourage you to be open minded in your book choices.

Every aspect of CHAPTER 34 is designed to help you discover new books, ideas, and encourage you to look beyond what you usually read. Our shelves will be arranged according to themes like ‘Self Shelf’ and ‘Wanderlust’, so you can discover new stories, ideas and wonders.

We stock books covering a huge variety of subjects alongside new releases and prize winners from this year’s awards. We won’t be leaving the children out, you will find a corner bookshelf called ‘mini minds’, devoted to their huge imaginations. 

Chapter 34 stands against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and the oppression of all marginalised communities. We do this by carrying and promoting books by a diverse range of authors, over a diverse range of subjects. 

We also want to hear from you… just fill out our contact form.

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upcoming Events

Above Chapter 34 we have our very own events space available to hire. The space can be used for yoga, pilates and creative workshops such as writing groups, art classes and creative activities.

We welcome local book clubs and will be running our own monthly book group in 2024 where you can come along to talk about all things books, enjoy a drink and meet like minded people. 

Fri, 19 Jul, 01:30 PM
Join us for some mindful time creating a beautiful pressed flower window. Choose from a variety of real pressed flowers…
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Wed, 07 Aug, 01:30 PM
Calling young eco-warriors, nature-nurturers and creative kids! Join me at Chapter34 bookshop to make your own bug, beetle or butterfly…
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Sat, 24 Aug, 01:00 PM
Join me at Chapter34 bookshop in Shoreham for a river birds workshop with Knepp Wildland Foundation. This workshop is a…
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Sat, 31 Aug, 10:00 AM
Learn how to design, carve and print your own bookmark in a relaxed and intimate class. This is a perfect…
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Sat, 31 Aug, 10:00 AM
Join award winning children’s author Vashti Hardy to chat about her stories including her latest book, North and the Only…
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Sat, 31 Aug, 02:00 PM
Embrace nonsense, irrationality, and intuition! In this workshop, you'll learn about the techniques Dada poets used, then try them yourself.…
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Sun, 01 Sep, 11:00 AM
Join children's book author Dawn Casey for a story-time event celebrating her new picture book My Friend Tree - the…
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Sun, 01 Sep, 01:30 PM
Join Zehra Hicks, illustrator of award-winning children's book 'When Dinosaurs Walked The Earth' for an interactive story-time and draw-a-long event!…
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View ALL OUR events…


The space is available to hire for workshops, clubs, groups and meetings.

We have 3 x 6 foot trestle tables and 30 x folding chairs. The space has heating and vinyl flooring with space for 8/9 yoga mats.

To find out more please send a message below.


Room Hire
tue-fri 7am-6pm £20PH
sat 10am-4pm £25ph


There is a relaxing space at the back of the bookshop away from it all.

You can sit, buy a book, chat, peruse your new purchases, and of course enjoy a tea or coffee.

We have collaborated with local coffee gurus Small Batch Coffee our very special blend; ‘paperback’! We will have bags available so you can always take some home.

Contact us…

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