Launch of the ephemeral Book Makers bookshop in Brighton


A POP-UP bookstore has been launched where established writers can help those trying to break into the industry.

The Book Makers is an author-run bookstore and community center focused on nurturing new and young voices.

It will remain in Cranbourne Street, Brighton, until December and will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The shop is a joint venture between Brighton-based crime writer William Shaw and the Creative Future charity.

William said: “Bookstores have always been about more than just selling books and it’s great to see this space bringing together a community of writers and readers in a new way. The enthusiasm of the people for this project has been phenomenal.”

Fifteen professional writers will participate in the mentorship program, including Elly Griffiths, Dorothy Koomson and Vaseem Khan.

Starting in September, The Book Makers will begin hosting a series of events and workshops programmed by Creative Future, William Shaw, New Writing South and Writers Mosaic.

This includes poetry and nature writing workshops, as well as writing sessions and focus groups.

A full program is available online at

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