The website has reopened for purchases of our existing stock listed online.  Payments by Card or PayPal only. We appreciate your understanding in case of any difficulty.  No secondhand purchases are being made.  If any queries please email only as the phone is unmanned.



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