Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.45pm

Saturday 10am to 5.15pm

Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm

The website has reopened for purchases of our existing stock listed online.  Payments by Card or PayPal or collect for free in store. We appreciate your understanding in case of any difficulty.  If there are any queries please feel free to email.

We are currently not buying any secondhand books but we are still happy to value large collections and libraries. Please contact us for more details.


Situated in the heart of Norwich on a bustling pedestrianised street linking the historic Norman Castle with the infamous Norwich Market, The City Bookshop is an independent family run bookshop with over 30 years experience in the book trade. We sell new, remaindered, second-hand and antiquarian books on a range of subjects including Local History (Norwich, Norfolk, Suffolk and The Broads), Art, Children's, Cookery, History, Military, Ornithology, Topography, Transport to name a few. You can browse our large selection of books which are aesthetically displayed, a relaxed environment away from the hustle and bustle from outside and our experienced staff are always there should you need them.

Working with local historians and collectors, we regularly exhibit local memorabilia in our upstairs exhibition room including ‘The Pubs and Breweries of Norwich’, ‘The Boot and Shoe Industry’ and ‘More than  century of style’.  With its high ceilings and large Georgian windows, this is the ideal venue to keep the history of Norfolk alive. Please click here for information for our current and forthcoming events. Please click here for our past events.

We also stock greeting cards, gift wrap, local DVD’s and local prints including a large selection of Ladbrooke's Churches.





Monday 9.30 - 4.30

Tuesday 9.30 - 4.30

Wednesday 9.30 - 4.30

Thursday 9.30 - 4.30

Friday 9.30 - 4.30

Saturday 9.30 - 5.00

Sunday 11.00-4.00