Second-hand bookshop

Visitors reading books in one of the National Trust's second-hand bookshops

The second-hand bookshop at Buckland Abbey is the perfect place to find your new favourite read. Please be aware that the second-hand bookshop is closed until Monday 12 April.

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Don't miss the second-hand bookshop, where you'll find a wealth of great reads at bargain prices. Whether it's a novel or a gardening encyclopaedia you're looking for, there are many gems to be discovered on the shelves.


The books

There are a wide range of titles in the bookshop, from cookery books to Booker prize winners. Ask one of the helpful volunteers if there's something in particular that you're looking for, or simply come in and browse. 

Lose yourself in a good book
Books on a shelf
Lose yourself in a good book


Supporting Buckland Abbey

All of the funds raised through the sales of second-hand books are retained by Buckland Abbey and are used to finance projects and conservation work. As a charity, we rely on the generous support of you, our visitors, to be able to look after special places like Buckland.


Having a clear out?

We're always grateful for donations, so if you have any good quality books to pass on, please do think of us. Get in touch if you have anything to donate: we'd especially love novels and children's books, but welcome anything that you can kindly offer us. In making a donation, you're helping us to raise funds to look after Buckland Abbey for ever, for everyone - thank you.

Enter a world of imagination and wonder
Young child with a book
Enter a world of imagination and wonder
A visitor in the shop at Tyntesfield wearing a mask

Face coverings

Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.