Clevedon Community Bookshop Cooperative

Pen a Postcard Competition



Local Writing Competition


Pen a Postcard of no more than 150 words to tell an imaginary friend or relative something about Clevedon. Winners will be chosen by a small panel of Bookshop Members on the basis of entertainment and originality.


There are three categories - under 12s, 12s to 16s inclusive, and over 16s. A prize of a book token to be spent in the Community Bookshop will be awarded to the winner in each category.


Closing Date and Submission


Entries must be in English and typed or very clearly written on one side of A4 paper.


All entries must be taken or posted to the Clevedon Community Bookshop (address below) to be received at the Bookshop by Friday 23rd June 2017.


A board member will announce the winners during the Bookshop party on 1st July 2017.




Pen a Postcard Rules & Conditions


  1. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not have been previously published, broadcast on radio or TV or awarded a prize in a competition.

  2. Entries must be in English and typed or very clearly written on one side of A4 paper.

  3. Authors must write their name and contact details on the reverse side of their submission. They must also add their age if they are 16 or under.




    Entries will not be returned and authors are advised to keep a copy of their work. All reasonable care will be taken but Clevedon Community Bookshop Cooperative accept no responsibility for the loss or damage to manuscripts.

  5. Copyright of the work remains with the author but Clevedon Community Bookshop Cooperative reserve the right to use entries and the names of prize-winners in promotional material and on the Bookshop website. For example, the winning entries will be posted in the Community Bookshop’s scrapbook with a selection of other entries anonymously displayed in the bookshop during and after the party on the 1st July. Please indicate if you do not want your entry displayed in the Bookshop.

  6. Directors of the Clevedon Community Bookshop Cooperative and anyone helping to organise this competition are not eligible to enter.

  7. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Your entry into the competition means that you accept these rules.


Books & Bubbles Party

Come to a Party! 

Saturday 1 July, 5pm to 7pm

 Community Bookshop, Copse Rd, Clevedon

Join us for a summer celebration with a complimentary glass of bubbly and browse our wide selection of second-hand books. Read some entries to our Pen a Postcard competition and discover who has won.

We have now introduced a loyalty card! Pop into the shop to get yours!

Welcome to Clevedon Community Bookshop. This an exciting community enterprise in Clevedon. For 14 years a small second-hand bookshop existed in Copse Road, Clevedon. The new shop is the original shop plus the one next door, enabling us to double the area. We bought 7,000 books to sell in the newly refurbished shop and started trading on the 31 December 2011.

The shop is now owned and run by people in the Clevedon area and by others committed to our objectives. We receive and sell good donated second-hand books, we also sell some new books. Our range of other items for sale include cards, gift vouchers, book-markers and cloth bags.
Other activities are hosted in the shop such as; literary events, story reading for children, creative writing courses, poetry reading sessions.

Window Display for May 2017 Insects

To check out our previous displays, head over to the Window Dressing Hub section on our Volunteer page.