Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Hive introduces you to...

The Margate Bookshop

2 Market Place, MargateKentCT9 1ER
Choose us at

When completing your order, please choose us as the shop to benefit from your order! Find out more

Our opening times
  • Mon
    10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue
    10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed
    10:00 - 18:00
  • Thur
    10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri
    10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun
    10:00 - 18:00
A little bit about us
A new independent bookshop in the heart of Margate Old Town, the Margate Bookshop stemmed from a desire to create a space that would be inviting to a wide audience, through which to encourage a larger involvement in reading.

The Margate Bookshop was first launched August 2017 as a pop-up bookshop within the Turner Contemporary art gallery during the Margate Bookie literature festival. The response from the local community was overwhelming and hugely positive, and the permanent bookshop now follows after three years.

Books range across various subjects, combining new and secondhand. The Margate Bookshop aims to serve as a literary hub within the town centre, hosting a series of readings, book signings, book club meetings, poetry slams and even small gigs.

A small café serves tea and coffee for customers to enjoy while browsing, and upstairs a Writers’ Room offers a friendly co-working space.

Three steps to supporting us with your order...


Choose from thousands of brilliant books, DVDs, CDs and more.


Choose to collect your order from us or select home delivery.


Then once you've gone through checkout, choose us as the shop you'd like to support!

High Street Bookshop