Coronavirus Operations

We have now closed our front doors until 2nd December, but we are very much open for business ‘behind the scenes’. Please give us a ring on 01903 812062, email us at info@steyningbookshop.co.uk  or message us on social media with your requests, then you can pay by phone or Paypal, and collect from our collection box on the side porch. If you can’t get out, we can deliver to Steyning / Beeding / Henfield area, or can post to further afield.

Our website online shop offers lots of lovely signed copies of books by Julia Donaldson, Elly Griffiths, Sophy Henn, Jane Hissey, Guy Parker-Rees, Nick Sharratt, William Shaw and Lesley Thompson, and will SOON offer online ordering for ALL our stock! (watch this space!)

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

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. Julia is kindly adding name dedications to all copies ordered via our website until further notice! Add the child’s name in the ORDER NOTES box at checkout. 

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

Akin

Akin

From Emma Donoghue, the international bestselling author of Room, comes Akin, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family, enjoyed by our evening book group in August. A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets. Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. Though he has never met the boy, he gets talked into taking him along to France. This odd couple, suffering from jet lag and...