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Complimentary coffee and wireless internet at Bookophilia, a Kingston bookstore with a difference

Boy reading

Bookophilia, a new bookstore/internet cafe opened in Kingston recently.

Selling books, magazines, music, art and other assorted items, Bookophilia is a welcome and overdue “new model” bookstore that has long been common in other international cities.

Located at 92 Hope Road, just below Liguanea, Bookophilia is a cozy, intimate space where book lovers can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, internet wireless service, and relax in a comfortable environment.

It’s a perfect place to read, have a mini-meeting, or just get away from the bustle of Kingston.

Bookophilia chair

There are comfy armchairs and a great selection of coffee and teas.

Coffee station

There is a good selection of books for both adults and children with special orders available…

Magazine area

…and a great selection of magazines.

Children\'s area

Childrens’ area complete with fun kid friendly decor…

The owner, Andrea Dempster says, “Since opening, the response has been very positive.  We have lots of repeat customers and people that come in to do work during the day or to have small meetings, and those that are really book lovers.”

Patio at Bookophilia

Bookophilia has already hosted a number of events including the recent Kingston on the Edge performances, as well as childrens’ readings on Saturday mornings, wine tastings,  free seminars on various topics including negotiation and life coaching, book readings, launches,  and signings.

They also feature an artist-in-residence night and have a regular World Beat night on Fridays with a DJ.


Night performance at Bookophilia

Opening hours are,

Monday to Thursday 11am to 8pm

Friday 11 am to 9pm

Saturday 10 am to 7pm

Sunday 12 pm to 5pm.

Telephone number:  978-5248

Address: 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6.

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  1. Meleika
    May 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm — Reply

    I am so excited about this place! Really want to visit Bookophila some time during next week, if i have the time! But one question? Is it anywhere near chillitos?!?

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  3. December 10, 2012 at 9:52 am — Reply

    I believe other website owners should take this website as an model, very clean and great user pleasant pattern .

  4. S. Dixon Myers
    September 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm — Reply

    I met the staff of Bookophilia at the screening of the “Born in Trench Town” film project and they are very professional and enthusiastic people. They excite you about where the city and country are going.

  5. May 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    I believe they are open on Sundays too…but best call to make sure.

  6. May 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    Address added, it’s 92 Hope Rd, Kgn 6. Thx. for pointing that out…

  7. LARRY
    May 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm — Reply


  8. Charmaine
    May 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    Bookophelia looks like a nice cozy place to read, write, and be inspired. Thanks

  9. May 5, 2012 at 6:17 am — Reply

    Bookophilia is a breath of fresh air. Information gives the keys for eucational, health, and economic empowerment, and Bookophilia packages the information delivery in a new and attractive way. I will continue to spread the word about Bookophilia, an wonderul spot in Jamaica, WI, where we can check our email, purchase and read a book or magazine, have a cup of tea, chill-out, enjoy the comradery of a wondrful staff and just partake of a little piece of Paradise.

    Hope to meet you there.

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  11. September 12, 2010 at 7:26 am — Reply

    My office is virtual and every time I’m in JA I find myself logging on at Bookophilia! Strong signal, pleasant surroundings, interesting books, good coffee, friendly staff…Thank you Bookophilia!!…this New Yorker LOVES you.

  12. March 24, 2010 at 11:32 am — Reply

    This place looks cool.. I will enjoy hanging out here..

  13. January 20, 2010 at 11:02 am — Reply

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  15. Jackie Oster
    July 22, 2009 at 8:09 am — Reply

    I LOVE this little oasis in Kingston!!! I travel to Kingston from New York 4 to 5 times a year and it is a lovely place for me to log-on and check my email while having a coffee or tea. The book selection is great and the staff is wonderful…always making you feel welcome. I reccomend it to everyone I know. A standing ovation to Bookophilia!!!

    October 12, 2008 at 9:04 am — Reply

    Love it!!I will be visiting it soon!

  17. Jay
    August 11, 2008 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    I’ve been there. this place is uniquely awesome. A book-haven in the heart of the city. The Attendants are also so friendly, polite, put together and well versed on the books they sell. What a cool name too… I will be sure to visit.

  18. August 4, 2008 at 9:24 am — Reply

    This is SO wonderful to see!! Wow – it is long overdue and inspiring to see a place like this pop up in Kingston and for it to be utilized so readily by a wide array of people. Hawwwt!! BIG UP YardEdge for sharing this.

  19. Mona
    July 17, 2008 at 9:21 am — Reply

    Looks very inviting…thx. for the link…

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