The Stableyard second-hand bookshop

Secondhand Bookshop sign

We have now reopened! Read on to find out when we're open and how to visit or donate your books. All proceeds go towards conservation projects to help us care for Morden Hall Park.

Why not pick up a bargain in our wonderful second-hand bookshop for your next read and at the same time help support the upkeep of this special place. In 2019 visitors purchased over 30,000 books from the Stableyard second-hand bookshop.

Our well-stocked Stableyard second-hand bookshop is located next to the café in what were once the looseboxes for the estate’s horses. Here you will find everything from beautiful art books to practical guides on cooking and gardening, as well as best-selling fiction and books for children of all ages.

Prices are unbeatable with most paperbacks at £1 and most hardbacks at £2. Every book you buy benefits Morden Hall Park by contributing to vital maintenance and conservation work.

In 2019 the bookshop raised over £35,000 which helped to fund essential repairs to the park’s iconic clock-tower which dates back over 150 years to 1867 when the stableyard was built.
 

Donate

We welcome donations of books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl records provided they are in good condition. 

Currently, we are no longer able to receive donations in the bookshop itself. 

Instead we would ask you to book a delivery slot by emailing us at the following address: mhpbookshop@nationaltrust.org.uk

This will enable us to arrange a mutually acceptable time and place for you to drop off your donation. 

Visit 

The bookshop is open daily from 10:00am to 3.00pm. 
 

Staying safe 

In line with government guidance we're lifting social distancing rules and other COVID restrictions. However, the safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority.
Alongside maintaining our high standards of cleanliness, plexiglass screens will stay in place at the pay desk and hand sanitisers will be available for visitors to use before entering.

While we recognise wearing face coverings is voluntary, we are recommending, visitors staff and volunteers wear them in enclosed and crowded spaces.

Where necessary we will be limiting the flow of people entering the bookshop to ensure that it doesn’t get too crowded to 6 visitors.

" This bookshop would be my luxury item on a desert island."
- A happy customer
" Thank you to all our donors and visitors who have supported our bookshop and made it possible to grow its success. Your generosity is really helping us to care for this historic park."
- Michael Parsons, General Manager Morden Hall Park

Volunteer

Unfortunately we do not have any volunteering opportunities in the bookshop at the present time.