Did you know £1.5m has been raised for special places in our care, thanks to second-hand book lovers last year?
From classic volumes and colourful children’s tales to modern fiction and vintage treasures, discover something new (to you) to keep or share in one of our second-hand bookshops.
We’ve got a soft spot for second-hand books. They’re the familiar tales of our childhood and the unexpected new favourites. They’re the keepers of loving inscriptions and forgotten pressed flowers. They’re an invitation to curl up and take a journey into history, into mystery, into fantasy, into romance. And as a charity, they're pretty great for raising funds for the amazing places we look after too.
Share in our passion for second-hand books and support the landscapes you love by donating your books and picking up a great read at a National Trust place near you. Funds raised from our second-hand bookshops support vital conservation projects at the historic homes, gardens, countryside, wildlife and coast in our care.
Here's how our second-hand books stack up
- In total, second-hand bookshops raised around £1.5m for places that we care for in 2018/19
- On our last count, we have 185 second-hand bookshops
- One of our biggest bookshops at Blickling Estate raised £156k in second-hand book sales last year
Discover a second-hand bookshop near you
Is your favourite place missing from our list below? We've got so many second-hand bookshops, we couldn't include them all, so contact your local National Trust place to check if they have one and for opening times.
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