The Book Inn is a family run business established in Leigh-on-Sea in 1998.  We offer a personal shopping experience – Lisa and Nathalie are both avid readers and are able to assist with recommendations if needed.  You will find plenty of reviews on the website and dotted around the shop.  We also welcome reviews from customers, so feel free to get creative!  We have a wide range of stock and an extensive local history section.  National Book Tokens, as well as gift tokens for our shop only, can be purchased here.

We also offer a fantastic ordering service – most books can be at the shop waiting for you within 24 hours! 

We have a Bambino children’s story-time session, book groups, knitting and crochet clubs who regularly meet in the café.  Please pop in to register your interest in any of our groups!

The café offers a selection of delicious home-made cakes and freshly baked scones every day.  We always use free-range eggs and use organic, fair-trade ingredients where possible.  We launched a new lunch menu including healthy, organic salads in May, so keep an eye out for our boards outside!

Reality Travel is also based in the shop.  Paula and Lyndsey offer a one-stop friendly and personal travel service.

Come and visit us soon!