Book Donations

Please note that we are unable to take donations in the shop.

All donations can be dropped off at our Unit. To arrange a convenient time to drop your donation off please contact the Unit on 01275 235167 or enquiries@clevedoncommunitybookshop.coop

Please do not leave donation outside the shop

“Novel” grant scheme opens a “new chapter” in funding community groups

Clevedon Community Bookshop, the second hand bookshop co-operative, allocated £15,000 from its profits towards a new community grant scheme at the end of last year. When the deadline closed on the 31st January over 24 community groups in and around Clevedon had applied for funding.

In total the Community Bookshop has now allocated nearly £12,000 to the community groups to undertake a wide range of activities in the local area.

Michael Harriott, Chair of the Co-op Bookshop said “ I am delighted that community groups have enthusiastically taken up our new community grant scheme. We received an impressive range of proposals, many of which had a literary theme as you would expect, from schools buying books, to arranging for a poet to visit and talk to the school children about poetry. We also had many fantastic community groups applying for funds , from planting trees in the local area, improving Queens Square to buying manikins to teach the air cadets how to do cardiac massage to save lives.”

“The bookshop based in Copse Road Clevedon is staffed entirely by volunteers and all the stock that the bookshop and internet store is donated by the local community so it is fitting that for the first time we can return the kindness that the community has shown us by giving our profits to the community groups” 

Clevedon Community Bookshop at Clevedon Twilight Market in August

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 have been hosted in the shop such as; literary events, story reading for children, creative writing courses, poetry reading sessions.


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


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Clevedon Community Bookshop can also be found on www.bookshop-info.co.uk