Our bookshop

The window of the bookshop at Castle Ward

Our second-hand bookshop helps to raise money for ongoing conservation projects all around Castle Ward and is run thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers.

Thanks to generous donations from our visitors and the local community, the bookshop is full of fantastic titles in every genre you could imagine. There's a wide range of books to suit everyone, pick up a novel to enjoy in the sun, get inspired by a travel guide, find new recipes in our cookery section, and take home some new bedtime stories for the kids.

We've introduced a one-way system to help you ensure social distancing inside the bookshop.

Our volunteers have returned to sort through all our books in the mornings, so the bookshop will open at 12noon during weekdays to allow them to work, and from 10am on weekends.

There's plenty of kids books to enjoy again
The children's book range in the second-hand bookshop at Castle Ward
There's plenty of kids books to enjoy again

The bookshop is managed by our volunteers and their hard work has been amazing. There's usually a smiling face to welcome you in although at the moment the bookshop will generally be unmanned, so we'd ask you use the honesty box provided or bring your purchases to the Gift Shop and pay by card.

You'll always find one to take home...
The second-hand bookshop at Castle Ward
You'll always find one to take home...

Making a donation 

Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to accept donations to the bookshop, and we thank everyone who has been so generous in the past with their donations, ensuring we have a fantastic range of books and generating over £20,000 directly for conservation work at Castle Ward since it's development in the early 2000s.