Baddesley's bookshop

Second hand bookshop at Baddesley Clinton

There are hundreds of books available to buy from our second-hand bookshop. Whether you're searching for the perfect summer read, a long forgotten classic or a bedtime story filled with adventure you're sure to find it here at Baddesley.

The origins of the Baddesley bookshop stem back to over 15 years ago when an enthusiastic reader and regular visitor left his ‘library’ of books to the Trust here at Baddesley. Initially set up in the first aid room, the Baddesley second-hand bookshop was born.

We are delighted to announce that the bookshop has now raised £750,000 since it opened back in the 90s. Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and thousands of book donations from the public the bookshop has grown significantly over the years and has contributed to some vital conservation projects from repairs to our large freestanding carved eagle in the chapel to restoring some of the oldest books in the library.

Clive is our volunteer bookshop manager
Clive is our volunteer bookshop manager
Clive is our volunteer bookshop manager

We have a full range of books from science and medieval history to cookbooks and gardening. There’s something for everyone’s taste and many of them as good as new.

We also have some of our own publications for sale. The Living Waters tells the story of the people who have lived at Baddesley and Heraldry at Baddesley Clinton explains some to the many coats of arms you will see around the house.

" When I first came in March 1995, I spent just a couple of days in the bookshop. We realised quite quickly that many of our visitors are great readers and enthusiasm for the shop just grew and grew. From humble beginnings in a tiny first aid room, we have now expanded into several rooms…and I work a full week! "
- Clive Paterson
There are thousands of books for you to browse!
Bookshop at Baddesley Clinton
There are thousands of books for you to browse!

Don't forget to visit the library in the house which contains around 3000 books, some of which have been in the house for generations. The library has been catalogued by a team of volunteers and staff at Baddesley who continue to care for the books.

The volunteer team who run our bookshop
Bookshop volunteers at Baddesley Clinton Warwickshire
The volunteer team who run our bookshop

There is nothing better than relaxing with a cup of tea, slice of cake and a good book so pop into the Baddesley bookshop on your next visit.