You won’t find it on any of the usual roundups of Brighton’s independent bookshops, nor the tourist board website. Only true Brightonians know of this diminutive bookseller I discovered quite by chance one Saturday on a wander through the Open Market near Preston Circus. 

It’s the size of a market stall and my new favourite bookshop. They stock second-hand books at reasonable prices including plenty of classics as well as more obscure cult offerings. It’s usually only at the Open Market on Sundays but occasionally on the odd Saturday.

They also have two other tiny outlets in the independent pub on Queen’s Park Road and the Dover Castle pub on Southover Street – you pay at the bar. They also deliver locally. it’s also an excuse to browse this little market where you’ll find a menagerie of cool local shops like Smorl’s felafel bar for the best salad boxes and humous in the country, This Little Piggie for delicious sausage rolls and ‘hasbean’ rolls for the veggies, Kouzonia Greek restaurant I’m yet to go to, Casa Azul for Mexican tacos, and the Flying Saucer for coffee and tea.

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