Covid Roadmap!

It looks like 12th April for reopening which means Easter will have been and gone! You can order Real Easter Eggs from me – see details further on. I also thought I would put a few photos of Easter cards for you – these are all Leprosy Mission, packs of 4 for £2.75. I also have others – from Compassion and Hannah Dunnett. Do ring if you are interested, I can give more detailed descriptions or WhatsApp you more photos.

See next photo for the Bible verse details

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.

While the lockdown is in place we will be closed to walk-in customers but you can still ring to order in advance if you know what you would like and we will try to post a few photos to give you ideas so keep checking!  Referring to our bookshop page (see below) will also keep you updated with ideas.

Please telephone 01273 738818 or email and Gillian will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will 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!


As usual we will be stocking the Meaningful Chocolate Easter Eggs which come with a booklet explaining the real meaning of Easter. Supermarkets are not intending to stock these this year and I will probably keep stock levels low because of the current uncertainty so you may wish to get your orders in to me now!!

I am planning to stock milk (£4.50), Dark (£5.50), Fun Pack (6 small eggs £5.00) and also White (£4.50)

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.