The Second-hand Bookshop

The bookshop in November

One of the National Trust's most popular bookshops, every year the funds raised from the sale of secondhand books fund vital conservation projects across the estate.

Warm up beside the fire in the bookshop
Warm up beside the fire in the bookshop
Warm up beside the fire in the bookshop

The bookshop

From its potting shed location in the centre of the garden, over 25,000 books are sold each year with funds raised going towards vital conservation projects across the estate. From fiction and crime to gardening and natural history - hundreds of titles are regularly updated by a dedicated team of volunteers who keep the bookshop open 363 days of the year. 

The ruins at Nymans
The ruins at Nymans
The ruins at Nymans

Fundraising in the bookshop

In 2016 /2017 we raised over £50,000 in second-hand book sales, £25,000 of which went towards the ruins project. Not all funds raised in the bookshop go towards the ruins project, but they do all stay at Nymans, helping us carry out essential work across the House, Gardens and the wider estate.

Rare and special books
Cynographia Brittanica by Syydenham Edwards. NT Angelsey Abbey 1800.
Rare and special books

Special and collector books

We stock collector and signed books. If you'd like to find out more about the special books on sale then you can download the pdfs below. Please contact the house team direct if you're interested in any of the titles. We currently have a collection of Beatrix Potter books that date from the early 1960's which are in very good condition.

Signed books spring 2018 (PDF / 0.6MB) download

Collector's books spring 2018 (PDF / 0.6MB) download