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Our Bookshop in

Chichester Now Closed/Closing on 31 July 2024

for Supporting us for 53 years

Thank you

Due to changing circumstances, we have sadly closed the doors of our Chichester shop. Our Chichester location, nestled in the historic County Town, was a beloved part of our community. With its coveted Blue Plaque, the shop shared a bit of the rich history of this Cathedral City. The area, settled by the Romans in AD 43, stands on the foundations of the Romano-British city of Noviomagus Reginorum and was linked to London and Silchester by the Roman road of Stane Street. The Cathedral, which now dominates the city, has a history dating back to 681 when Saint Wilfred brought Christianity to Sussex. It is certainly worth a visit, if for nothing else, to view the superb Marc Chagall stained glass window. However, Chichester is not all about history. With its great mix of high street brands and independent retailers, it remains a fantastic place to shop.

History of Our Now Closed Chichester Shop

Acquired in 2004, our Chichester shop proudly displays a blue plaque to the Poet and Cathedral Sexton, Charles Crocker who lived there until his death in October 1861. Spread over three floors, you will need to leave plenty of time for browsing.

Although we no longer have a presence in Chichester, we deeply appreciate the support you have given us over the years. We encourage you to visit our Arundel shop, where we continue our mission to buy and sell new, second-hand, and antiquarian books with the same care and dedication. Thank you for being a part of our journey and for supporting us for 45 wonderful years.

Wonderful service with friendly and most helpful staff. Enquiring from Australia, Kim's was the only store in the UK to offer to order in a copy of the book I was searching for. Went the extra mile. Will always recommend Kim's of Chichester in future.

Vincent Bossley

As good as the Arundel branch. Comprehensive range of second hand books. Particularly liked the Observer series shelf. Found the final book of the Evelyn Waugh Sword of Honour trilogy having bought the first two in Arundel yesterday.


There are only two good things in Chichester: Kim's Bookshop and Café Paradiso. Kim's always has a great selection, good prices and friendly staff such a shame that the same can't be said for the rest of the town.

Jack Evans

Just an amazing selection of railway books. A haven.

Peter Russell

Lots of lovely books to lose yourself within this maze of a shop..

Margaret Lyons

An increasingly rare independent second hand bookshop of exceptional quality. I'm only able to visit on theatre trips but I always leave with something.

William Hill

Kim's Bookshop

Please visit Our Bookshop in Arundel

Our bookshop, located in historic Arundel, resides in an 18th-century building. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Arundel features a medieval castle and a Gothic cathedral. Our shop offers a wide range of books, from art to zoology, including rare and new titles.

Store Address
10 High Street Arundel 01903 882680
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    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