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About Kim’s Bookshop

Kim's Bookshops story

Kim's Bookshop was started in 1971 in Worthing by Kim Francombe an avid book collector whose vast collection started taking over her house. Outgrowing her front room, she opened a small shop in West Buildings, Worthing with a stock of 250 books. This shop became a well-known glory hole of interesting volumes and was soon recognised for the enthusiasm and knowledge of Kim and her eldest daughter Camilla.

Free Collection

We are always happy to arrange for our lady buyer to visit you at home to look at your books. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your books to our shop. Simply call us to arrange.

Buying and Selling

With over 30,000 titles in stock you are sure to find something of interest, there are few things in life more pleasurable than browsing in a friendly bookshop. If you are thinking of selling your books then we would love to chat to you.

Our store location

Our shop is located in the historic town of Arundel, renowned for its medieval castle and picturesque landscapes. Convenient parking is available close by, making your visit easy and enjoyable.

Book Finder

We are not known as the ‘book detectives’ for nothing. Have you been searching for that elusive out of print title? Drop us a note, pop in or gives us a call and let us see if we can find it for you.

Slide autobiography Kims Bookshops We still do not sell books on the internet thereby keeping all our new stock in the shops for our customers. We shelve new titles daily and keep our sections well sorted and organised.
Store Address
10 High Street Arundel 01903 882680
General Enquiries

    Serving the community
    Over 45 years
    Our Chichester shop will be permanently closed from the 24th July. We thank you all for your many years of support and look forward to seeing you in our Arundel shop. Read more