Bookshop @ 103 Gloucester Rd, Bristol

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 […]

£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 […]

Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Yet another excellent book of stories on human rights hits shelves. Here I stand is a collection of  stories and poems on subjects which although written for children are quite hard hitting. It appeared in the Times on Monday as their Children’s Book of the Week but unlike many of the recent amnesty picture books this is not […]

The Bits in Books

The Bits in Books

A rare Titanic postcard turned up in the shop recently and raised £238.61 for Amnesty. Searching through the donations that come into the bookshop is often a delight. We get all sorts of books from brand new paperback fiction to antique tomes with gilded spines.   There is also a glimpse into people’s lives. Bookmarks, […]