Open for Click and Collect

The shop will reopen on Wednesday at 9.30am

Due to the decision of the Government our shop is now closed but you can still purchase books, journals, diaries, calendars, jigsaws etc which you may have seen instore or in a window display; even if they are not listed on our website.  Orders can be placed by calling 01603 630500 (messages can be left if a staff member is not present), or by emailing [email protected].   Payment can be made with cash (shop only), card (at shop or by phone), or by PayPal (an invoice can be sent).   Orders can be collected at the shop (available most days between 11am and 2pm) and we can deliver to you within the City area or post them out to you.  There may not always be a member of staff present so in case of a slight delay in responding to your messages we appreciate your support and understanding in these difficult times.    

For all the new books we don't stock please visit our shop at our online partner:



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, postcards and local prints including a large selection of Ladbrooke's Churches.







Monday 9.30-5.00

Tuesday 9.30-5.00

Wednesday 9.30-5.00

Thursday 9.30-5.00

Friday 9.30-5.00

Saturday 9.30-5.30

Sunday 11.00-4.00