Clevedon Community Press

The first publication from our new publishing press, Clevedon Community Press, Writing on the Lake: an anthology of poetry and prose, was published on Saturday 2 April 2016.


In this anthology, thirty-three writers, drawing on vivid memories and imaginations, celebrate the restored Marine Lake in Clevedon through their poetry and prose. The publication is the outcome of a collaborative project between the Bookshop Co-operative and Marlens, the Marine Lake Enthusiasts Society.

Over the past four years since opening our bookshop on Copse Road, and then developing our internet shop, we have focused on ways to ensure the sustainability of a second-hand bookshop in Clevedon. The development of Clevedon Community Press does this too but is primarily an expression of activity in line with our second objective, to enhance the literary and literacy profile of Clevedon.


We hope that Writing on the Lake will be the first of many publications and the Bookshop Co-operative looks forward to working with other organisations in Clevedon as we have done with Marlens.


Writing on the Lake was launched from ‘the bookshop in the van’ beside the Marine Lake on Saturday 2 April, the celebratory day of the official opening of the restored Lake. It is also available from the bookshop in Copse Road, from Amazon, AbeBooks and Biblio, and from the bookshop website, priced at £4.95.


To purchase online from the bookshop: email your order to so that we may send you an invoice through our PayPal account. £4.95 + p&p @ £2.05.