Registered as a Society on 20 September 2011 under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registration number: 31395R




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of CLEVEDON COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED (the 'Bookshop Co-operative') will be held at 1st Clevedon Scouts Hall, off great Western Road, Clevedon BS21 6HG on Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 2:00 p.m. for the following purposes:


  1. to receive and approve minutes of the AGM held on 17th September 2016.

  2. to receive a statement from the Chair outlining an overview of the Bookshop Co-operative during 2016-2017 (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017), up to the date of the AGM and any plans for development during 2017-2018;

  3. to receive and approve the Annual Report and Accounts for the Bookshop Co-operative for 2016-2017 (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017), with a statement on the application of profits, and the report of the auditor;

  4. to approve the appointment of Newsham Hanson as auditors of the Bookshop Co-operative, to hold office until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting;

  5. to elect directors for the Board of the Bookshop Co-operative;

  6. to receive presentations from the Bookshop Co-operative teams outlining their activities during 2016-2017 (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2016), up to the date of the AGM;

  7. to discuss the vision for the Bookshop’s next five years, including presentation of the results of the survey of members and volunteers conducted in June 2017

  8. to consider any other business.



    Lesley Dinsdale

    Secretary                                                                      dated: 14 August 2017




  1. Any member of the Bookshop Co-operative entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy (or proxies) to attend and vote in his/her stead.  Any such proxy need not be a member of the Society.  Proxies for use at the meeting must be lodged with The Secretary at the bookshop at 27-29 Copse Road, Clevedon, BS21 7QN not later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the meeting i.e. by 2.00pm on Thursday 21st September 2017.


    2.  Any member entitled to attend and vote at the above meeting who is nonetheless unable to attend, will also be given the opportunity to vote on approval of resolutions and election of directors using a postal vote. Details will be circulated to members at the end of August 2017.


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The Clevedon Community Press is our small independent press. We have set it up to help towards fulfilling our aim to enhance the literary and literacy profile of Clevedon and its environs.


Writing on the Lake: an anthology of poetry and prose inspired by the Marine Lake, was published by the Clevedon Community Press in April 2016, the outcome of a collaborative project undertaken with the Marine Lake Enthusiasts Society in Clevedon. It is available from us, at our Bookshop and online, at the retail price of £4.95 and at a wholesale price for retailers and community groups.   


The Community Press is run by the Bookshop Co-operative’s Publishing Press Team. We regard publishing as a co-operative effort. There are many steps between an initial manuscript and the published book and we are happy to work with you - authors, organisations and community groups - throughout the whole process.  


Our Publishing Guidelines may be downloaded here. 


The purpose of these Guidelines is to inform those of you interested in publishing your work through the Clevedon Community Press of our publishing interests and the procedures we adopt to make fair and transparent decisions with regard to submissions and proposals.



We will publish fiction and non-fiction. Fiction may include: novels, poetry, plays, memoir and biography, short stories and essays. We are particularly interested in writings relevant to the community of Clevedon and its environs. And, as a community co-operative, we are interested in publishing work that relates to community co-operatives and to the co-operative movement.  We also will consider children’s literature starting at primary school age who are able to read by themselves onwards to young adults. We are not able to publish large multicolour plate illustrated editions requiring extensive artwork.  With the necessary permissions, we will publish new printings of out-of-date publications.


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Would you like to make a FISH for a window display to help celebrate the 

Clevedon Tides Festival ?




  • Max 12″, 30cm, A4


  • Fish shaped                     




  • Decorated both sides 


  • Rigid - thick card or   papier mâché, etc




Get fish to the Bookshop,


Copse Rd, Clevedon, BS21 7QN


By Thursday


 24th AUGUST 2017


There’s a box for them in the Rainbow Window




All Ages * All Welcome



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 August 2017 Rainbows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967

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