Thursday 12 May 2022

I don't know the title but it's blue. Life as an Independent Bookseller - with Sara Bowers

Sara Bowers talks about her 37 years as a bookseller in the picturesque town of Steyning.

Steyning Bookshop web

 Sara web


The Steyning Bookshop was created by Sara and Robin Bowers in 1984, when they purchased a crumbling old 18th century High Street house and converted it into a bright and lively village

bookshop, a little later building an extension to house an increased selection of children’s books. Sara, an ex-primary school teacher with 3 young children at the time, was always keen to stock a wide range of children’s books and forge strong links with local schools. Sara and her daughter Gudrun continue this to this day, organising school book fairs and author visits with local schools, and having regular children’s workshops and events at the shop.