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Opening times

Tues: Midday – 5pm
Weds: 10am-5pm
Thurs – Sat: 10am-4pm


Visit us on Friday 8th December, we will be open until 8pm alongside the Christmas Market. We will be serving festive drinks and can help you choose gifts.


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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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.

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. 

Chapter 34
Sat, 09 Dec, 11:30 AM
Learn how to make beaded star decorations that look great on their own or when put together as a garland.…
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Wed, 13 Dec, 06:15 PM
Join me at Chapter 34 bookshop to make jellyfish from discarded plastic bottles found on Sussex beach cleans. Choose from…
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Sat, 13 Jan, 10:30 AM
A combination of creative writing exercises, plus easy fun laughter yoga exercises by Ann O’Keife ( To uplift, inspire, restore…
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Thu, 25 Jan, 07:00 PM
Is there a book you’d like to start writing or make progress on? Writing a book cangreatly help your career…
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Wed, 07 Feb, 07:00 PM
An evening with Karen Newby author of 'The Natural Menopause Method' Karen will be speaking about the importance of nutrition…
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Thu, 07 Mar, 07:00 PM
Sussex author Sophie Morton-Thomas will be speaking about her chilling psychological suspense: Bird Spotting in a Small Town Small-town tension…
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The space is available to hire for workshops, clubs, groups and meetings. Prices shown are up to the end of December 2023. From January 2024 prices will increase slightly.

To find out more please send a message below.


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


Room Hire
7pm-10pm £35PH

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