We are THRILLED to be open again, as of Monday 12th April. We have returned to our regular opening hours of 9.30am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday, closed Sundays. Please observe social distancing measures while shopping – we will limit the number of people in the shop so you may need to wait outside at busy times,  and do use the hand sanitiser upon entry. We can still take orders by phone, email & online, but we look forward to seeing you all face-to-face!  

OUR JULIA DONALDSON NAME-DEDICATION OFFER HAS NOW ENDED  ALTHOUGH WE STILL HAVE SIGNED COPIES OF ALL HER BOOKS                                                               We would like to say a huge thank you to Julia Donaldson for spending all these months of lockdown valiantly signing & dedicating boxes and boxes of books, every night! We are very sorry, but now Julia has to catch up on her other commitments. You can still get a SIGNED Julia Donaldson book here , and do keep an eye on our social media for future ‘virtual signings’ with Julia, celebrating publication of books out later in 2021. 

 Our website online shop still offers lots of lovely signed copies of books by other authors too – Elly Griffiths, Sophy Henn, Jane Hissey, Guy Parker-Rees, Nick Sharratt, William Shaw and Lesley Thompson. Lots of our stock is listed in our online store, but NOT everything, so it’s best to call, email or use the request form for anything that you can’t find. You can also browse our stock on Google.

Also, do follow us on Facebook / Instagram to hear news and updates about hot-off-the-press titles!

 Thank you so much for all your support at this difficult time. Love from The Steyning Bookshop Team!

 

Welcome

The Steyning Bookshop is a small family run bookshop, established in 1984. We stock a wide range of new fiction and non-fiction, with a particular specialisation in children’s books and local-interest books, maps and guides. For books not in stock we have a fast, often next-day ordering service. We also sell a beautiful array of cards, wrap, stationery and book-related gifts and toys. 

Events

In non-COVID times, we organise a year-round programme of interesting author events for all ages, as well as hosting regular signing sessions with Julia Donaldson. We are now planning our programme of VIRTUAL EVENTS for Autumn and Winter. We also organise the literary events for the biennial Steyning Festival. Watch this space! Read more >>

Local Interest

Walkers, cyclists and visitors – look no further for your maps, guides and local history books! We always keep Ordnance Survey maps to the area in stock, and have a huge range of walking guides and niche interest local history too, as well as attractive coffee table art and photography books with a Sussex theme. Read more >>

Julia Donaldson

Best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson lives in Steyning, and we are delighted to be able to offer online ordering of signed Julia Donaldson books via our online store. Read more >>

Events

We hold regular ‘Author Suppers’ at the Sussex Produce café, and have frequent children’s author events and workshops at the shop. We also organise book ….

 

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson’s latest book is ‘Counting Creatures’ – a stunningly beautiful gift book illustrated by Sharon King-Chai. and on 29th April 2021, she has a new ‘Acorn Wood’ series book out – ‘Cat’s Cookbook’ – we can take pre-orders for this now! We hold a stock of Julia’s books which she has pre-signed and any Julia Donaldson book you buy from us will be supplied as a SIGNED COPY! 

Schools

Find out more about how we can bring books to life at your school! We can organise book fairs, arrange author visits, consult on school …

Local Interest

Walkers, cyclists and tourists – look no further for an unrivalled selection of maps, guidebooks, walking guides and local history!

What we’re reading

When we Got Lost in Dreamland

When we Got Lost in Dreamland

A moving and exciting story of brotherhood, friendship & the power of dreams! Imagine having the ability to step inside your dreams, to consciously control the action and the setting, and even meet your friends there! When 11-year-old Malky accidentally steals a strange device, the ‘Dreaminator’, he and his younger brother Seb begin sharing wild dream adventures…. But the device is unstable, and soon things take a nightmarish turn, with Seb lying in a coma, trapped in his dream, and Malky awake and unable to reach him. With the help of his friend Tenzin, her mystical Tibetan grandma, and a dying old man, Malky must face his...