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Opening times

Term Time

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

School holidays (May 28th-31st. July 23rd – Sept 7th)

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

book orders

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

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. 

Chapter 34
Sat, 15 Jun, 02:00 PM
We are starting our week of celebrating children's books for Independent Bookshop Week with a super fun author event and crafting…
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Chapter 34
Sat, 22 Jun, 10:30 AM
Learn how to design, carve and print your own 2 colour lino print in a relaxed and intimate class. This…
Chapter 34
Wed, 26 Jun, 07:00 PM
Joanna Glen will speak about her new novel, Maybe, Perhaps, Possibly. Interview and Q&A with Ericka Waller. A beautifully observed…
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Chapter 34
Fri, 28 Jun, 06:30 PM
Join me at Chapter34 Bookshop to make a heart collage from discarded plastics and materials found on Sussex beach cleans.…
Chapter 34
Sat, 29 Jun, 01:00 PM
As the General Election approaches, join artist Becky Edmunds for an embroidery session to voice your opinions.  No prior skills…
Chapter 34
Wed, 03 Jul, 07:00 PM
To celebrate the launch of her first novel, Versions of a Girl, Catherine Gray will join us for an evening…
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Chapter 34
Wed, 10 Jul, 07:00 PM
Why do so many women love reading ficiational crime? Two local authors discuss the evergreen appeal of stories that feature…
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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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