Browse through our collection of quality second-hand books at bargain prices in the stableyard bookshop.
Our dedicated team of volunteers are ready to welcome you to Coughton's new bookshop where you can pick up a holiday read, a cookery book, browse books about history or gardening, or seek out something a little more specialist. Our bookshop has moved to a new home in our stableyard so pop by and take a look!
" I love being around books, and having the opportunity to meet like-minded people is a perfect way to spend a day."
Every book in the shop has been donated and the money raised from sales goes towards funding vital conservation work here at Coughton. In recent years, funds raised by the bookshop have gone towards repairing some seventeenth-century window glass, some of the oldest on site, in the Potting Shed, and buying a specially made eyemat to protect our Dining Room carpet – the eyemat lets us display the carpet while protecting it from the thousands of feet that pass over it every year.
Did you know that £1.88m was raised last year for special places in our care, thanks to second-hand book lovers?
We’ve got a soft spot for second-hand books here at Coughton. They’re the familiar tales of our childhood and the unexpected new favourites. They’re an invitation to curl up with a blanket and take a journey into history, mystery, fantasy, or romance and the keepers of forgotten pressed flowers.
By purchasing a book from our second-hand bookshop you can dive into a new world and help to care for this special place at the same time.
We are always seeking good-quality donations for the bookshop. You can drop books in to the shop any time that Coughton is open, or give us a ring in the office on 01789 400777 if you have a large number to leave with us.