Tudor House, 22 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3AW
The East Grinstead Bookshop is the quintessential English bookshop filled to the rafters with wonderful books, new and secondhand, staffed by people working in a business they are passionate about.
Our stock is wide-ranging and eclectic, with signed copies and beautiful gift editions as well as everyday reading: fiction, non-fiction and children's books. We have an unusually comprehensive Railway section, and plenty of local, national and international maps to help you find your way. Browse for your next read, or find presents for friends. Perhaps you would like a Reading Spa to find new authors for yourself or a friend?, or give the gift of a regular Book Box arriving through the letterbox.
Our Tudor building is full of historic features including a cosy, timbered câfé, while the panelled room upstairs can be booked for small meetings and events. We hold a range of writerly events and signings, and have two Book Clubs (an evening discussion and a Walking Book Club). John Pye, Bookshop Owner and Bookseller extraordinaire, will recount stories from his thirty years in the trade if you are looking for a speaker.
We are also a thriving hub for Chess with a board always available for passing players, Adult and Junior Chess Clubs (feeding into Sussex and National teams) and private tuition.
The Bookshop was recently chosen by The Publishers Association of Great Britain to appear in a film, championing the whole publishing and bookselling industry.
"Thirty years ago ... I turned the key in the lock of The Bookshop door for the very first time. Due to your amazing support I am still opening up every day." John Pye, 1991