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.

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 is open during our normal open times. There's usually a smiling face to welcome you in, and at times when there's nobody available to volunteer in the bookshop you are still more than welcome to browse, and we ask that you leave a donation for your purchases in at reception or in the honesty box.

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 

We’re always grateful for all the donations as the sale of the books directly helps with the upkeep of Castle Ward. If you'd like to make a donation please phone us on 028 4488 1204, or you’re welcome to call into the bookshop when we’re open.

Get involved 

If you're a bookworm and would like to join our bookshop volunteer team, get in touch with us at castle.ward@nationaltrust.org.uk or give us a call on 028 4488 1204 to speak to our Volunteer Manager.

Please note: The Bookshop regrets that it cannot accept any further donations of soft or hard-backed novels because of a lack of storage space.