Bookshop @ 103 Gloucester Rd, Bristol

Recycle Your Old Christmas Cards to Write for Rights

Recycle Your Old Christmas Cards to Write for Rights

Donate Christmas cards left over from last year, even used ones! Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign. Today, it’s one of the world’s biggest human rights events. Every December, Amnesty supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic […]

What happens to excess stock?

What happens to excess stock?

Most posts on this website tend to be about selling books but what about the books we don’t sell? Following a post last year about what happens when a book is recycled, I thought I’d tell you a  bit more about the fate of the unwanted books. When donations come in to the shop they are […]

Folio Society Book Sale

Folio Society Book Sale

Beautiful folio books in store now Most people will recognize a Folio Society book. Neat coloured slipcases, thick endpapers, interesting illustrations and often beautifully embossed or decorative covers. These are books that ooze quality and are many people’s ‘keeping copy’ of their favourite book.  A perfect christmas present if it’s not too early to mention such […]

£1 SALE AGAIN!

£1 SALE AGAIN!

What it says in the title! We are currently having another of our £1 sales. All books are £1 or less, up to and including Sat 8th October. So head down to Gloucester Road and stock up for some cozy autumn reading. Our volunteers are working hard to get fresh books out everyday so whenever […]

Top Fictional Schools

Top Fictional Schools

The best schools from books, that, dreadful or wonderful, we can’t help wishing we were at. In no particular order… 1. Miss Cackles Academy for Witches from The Worst Witch Series by Jill Murphy. Years before Harry Potter, Mildred Hubble was walking the corridors of Miss Cackles Academy for Witches causing chaos but ultimately saving the […]

Treatise; An experimental discovery

Treatise; An experimental discovery

“Is this worth looking up?” Says Nina. I’m sat at the computer in the sorting area of the bookshop surrounded by precarious piles of old books. We are sifting through the donations and trying to pick out valuable books to check the prices of online. Nina hands me an odd looking spiral bound paperback. It’s […]