From the cheap and cheerful purveyors of modern secondhand books, many of them to be found in Brighton, to the seriously pocket-lightening likes of Bow Windows Bookshop, the county can truly be said to have something for everyone.
Bookshop browsers are spoilt for choice in Kent. Rochester is Home to Baggins Book Bazaar, which claims to be "England's largest secondhand and rare bookshop", although there are those who would dispute this. The The Aviation Bookshop's relocation to Tunbridge Wells, swells the number of shops there to five, if you count Oxfam. Elsewhere in the county you'll find shops to suit most tastes and pockets.
The county's shops are rather thinly spread, with no real concentrations in any one town. However, The Bookroom in Surbiton looks worth visiting, and for Islamists there's Joppa, and for cricket fans, JW McKenzie.
With the recent closure of their Worthing branch, Kim's Bookshops are now reduced to two outlets. The Horsham Bookshop and Murray & Kennett have also gone, leaving Horsham without a secondhand bookshop. And after nearly 40 years in the town centre, The Chichester Bookshop relocated to Ross-on-Wye in August 2008, leaving the town with just one bookshop.