about us


Novel is a pop-up book shop in Sheffield, South Yorkshire ran by Kate + Joe.

We sell a curated selection of our favourite reads. We sift through contemporary releases to find the most inspiring, innovative, and thought-provoking books out there, and at the centre of the curation is a diverse list of authors, themes, and publishers.

Each month, we'll be switching our line up to promote a new selection, each book a personal recommendation based on what we think you'll enjoy across a range of genres.

We started our journey back in summer 2021, selling books at markets and events across the city, and have since popped up at over 30 local businesses and locations across Sheffield. If you're wanting us to pop-up at your event or within your business, get in touch (novelsheffield@gmail.com)

In December 2022, we were offered a little 2m x 1.8m nook at the back of the wonderful Queen of the Suburbs coffee shop at 207 School Rd in Crookes! Which was our home until November 2023.

We've hosted countless book clubs, met a load of wonderful regulars and had a blast working with the lush baristas at Queens. It was a truly lovely chapter in Novel's journey. In December 2023, the cafe closed and we decided to take a break from operating a permanent physical store. 

You'll still be able to order online and catch us at local markets and the odd pop-up, so don't worry - we're still open for biz!

We hope you follow us on this journey, and we can't wait to see you at our upcoming events ✨ 

Follow us on social media (@novelsheffield) to find out what we're up to!