Second hand bookshop at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Take a look through our second hand books

The secondhand bookshop at Sissinghurst is a hidden gem. Situated in The Old Dairy along with the cafe and plant shop, you can browse the books whilst enjoying a cup of tea. During the winter months the log burner helps to add to the atmosphere.

We a sell a wide range of second hand books; from gardening to cookery; art to sport; crime fiction and classic literature plus all your favourite authors. We also have plenty of children's books for families to enjoy ensuring that we have something to suit all the family. 

The bookshop is supervised by a fantastic team of volunteers and all the proceeds from the sale of books goes towards the funding of conservation projects here at Sissinghurst. One of our ongoing projects is the conservation of our 11,000 book collection in the library, these need regular upkeep and the sales generated from our second hand bookshop help to fund this crucial work and help us to preserve them for future generations to enjoy. 

All the books we sell have been generously donated by visitors, volunteers, staff and friends of Sissinghurst. We'd  like to thank everyone for their generosity and we're always happy to accept more, so if you have some books that you'd like to move on then please let us know.

If you would like to be part of the volunteer team in the bookshop and be part of the Sissinghurst story please email us at