Reopening Monday 12th April!

We are delighted to announce that we are fully open again usual hours 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday.

We would like to thank you for the support you have given us while we have been shut to walk in customers – it has been great to be able to continue to serve you via phone and email messages.

To celebrate our reopening there will be a number of offers –

  • The Spring Kids’ Corner offers will continue while stocks last, including Sequin Bibles at almost half price!
  • We have one complete display section with a wide variety of books selling for just £1.
  • If you spend £5 or more you will be able to choose one book completely free from a choice of 5.

Look out for other offers over the next few weeks including a new Take Note offer, preview using this link:

We look forward to seeing you soon

Welcome to Books Alive

We are located on Elm Drive in the West Blatchington / Hangleton Area of Hove – free parking or hop on the number 5 bus which stops almost outside.

We stock a comprehensive range of Bibles, Christian books for children, youth and adults, Bible reading notes and Sunday school material. We also stock music CDs and DVDs, a range of beautiful cards and gifts suitable for all the Christian celebrations.  In addition you can buy stamps from us and also National Book Tokens Gift Cards, which can be spent in any participating book shop.

We are now fully open – usual hours.

If you have any queries please telephone 01273 738818 or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We continue to have a presence on the website and if you use our shopfront ( we will benefit even if you order non-Christian books by using the search facility – just make sure that you are seeing Books Alive at the top of the page for us to receive the commission!  If you want Christian books we’d much prefer to talk to you direct!

Notelets to send words of encouragement

We have a range of photonotes with Bible verses (packs of 10 at £4.80 each) which will help you to keep in touch while visiting is still not an option:

God cares for you 1 Peter 5:7
The Lord will protect you now and always wherever you go. Psalm 121:8
The Lord is near to all who call on him Psalm 145:18
The Lord is good! His love and faithfulness will last forever. Psalm 100:5
All creation, come and praise the name of the Lord. Psalm 148:13
I will bless you with a future filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11
God cares for you. 1Peter 5:7
May God bless you with his love. 2 Corinthians 13:13

There are others too and of course our normal range of greetings cards for all occasions. It’s difficult when you can’t come into the shop but I have been able to help people with WhatsApp photos for them to choose! Just get in touch.