Cliveden’s first second-hand bookshop
To help raise funds to support our conservation on The Generator House, we're opening a second-hand bookshop from 26 May. You can help us by recycling your pre-owned books, volunteering in the shop or picking up a bargain for yourself.
The Weighbdridge second-hand bookshop located in the Gas Yard next to the Walled Garden at Cliveden marks the start of a brand-new experience on the estate. The old cinema space has been given a new lease of life and provides a space to browse, donate contemplate and even learn a little more about our conservation work.
From hardbacks to hardly-looks-read, books have been generously donated from far and wide, by visitors, volunteers and staff. We’ve also recruited a dedicated team of bookshop assistants, all of which are volunteers. From behind the scenes sorting to working the shop floor – we wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of our enthusiastic volunteers.
" “Every pound raised from the sales in the Second-hand Bookshop will go straight back into our conservation work here at Cliveden. All the money you are able to give this year will go towards the Generator House project, where we're stabilising the walls and replacing the roof to ensure it survives for future generations as a unique example of early domestic power.”"
Fundraising the Generator House project
All the profits from the Cliveden bookshop go towards fundraising, and this year’s project is The Generator House. Works have started on the project; however more money is needed to enable further works. You can view the status of project from a viewing platform, located opposite the Orangery café, and discover why this building is so worth saving.
The bookshop, while fully-loaded for opening, is still seeking donations of books of all sorts, so please do drop yours in to the Information Centre at any day from 10am-5pm.