Secondhand bookshop at Bodiam Castle

A view to the entrance of the new secondhand bookshop at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Come and browse around our second hand bookshop and see what gems you can find.

Our fundraising secondhand bookshop

Take some time to browse the shelves, all carefully arranged into categories, to find something of interest. If you're an avid reader of books, there's bound to be something to catch your eye. 

All monies from the sale of books in the bookshop will go towards our conservation projects. Conserving a 14th-century moated castle is no mean feate and there are a number of areas that need conservation from our artefacts to the castle building itself and the grounds in which it sits.

Donate your old books or buy a book to take home

There are several ways in which you can support our secondhand bookshop. Firstly without the donation of books; paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction, non-fiction and children's we wouldn't be able to keep going. We're particularly interested in books on castles and medieval life since this is what we're all about here at the castle.

If you'd like to donate some books, please give our main office a call on 01580 830196 to arrange to drop them off or you can bring them in between 10am to 4.30pm. If there is no one in the bookshop, please speak to another member of staff who will be happy to take your donation.

The books are simply priced and generally our suggested donation is £1 for paperbacks and £2 for a hardback. In line with government guidance you are required to wear a face covering in the bookshop, please bring one with you. 

Pop in and see what bargains you can pick up.

Bodiam Castle
A selection of books on display in the secondhand bookshop at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex
Bodiam Castle

Lend a hand

We have a growing band of volunteers who have been instrumental in enabling us to re-locate the bookshop and to make it even better than it was before. However, we still need more volunteers as on occasions we have to rely on an honesty box for donations and, unfortunately, the shelves don't stock themselves.

If you'd like to help out with this very important project, then please contact one of our volunteer officers on 01435 884833 or alternatively send us an e-mail.

Thank you for supporting us.