Our second-hand bookshop

Sign for the second-hand bookshop in the Great Barn

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, our second-hand bookshop has reopened and is packed full of exciting new reads.

Sizergh old barn in summer
sizergh barn
Sizergh old barn in summer

Pick up a new page turner

Situated in the old barn, the bookshop is packed with a selection of thrillers, autobiographies, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs and children's books looking for a new home. 

Last year the bookshop raised £2485.92 through an honesty box system, which paid for a programme of conservation cleaning on some unusual items in Sizergh's collection. These included a set of giant bellows from the 1920s power house, a Maltese boat and a fire evacuation ladder bought by Sir Gerald, Lord Strickland.

Opening times

Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm from May to October, 10am-4pm from 1 November onwards (closed Christmas Day).


We hope that the bookshop will not only encourage visitors and donations, but also volunteers like Ann who help to keep Sizergh running smoothly.

“I volunteer as a room guide, doing meet and greets, helping with events and of course the bookshop. I have also been an elf for Father Christmas when he visited, which I loved. If you want to volunteer there's lots you can do in the garden, on the welcome desk, in the cafe or even with the conservation team.”

If you're interested in volunteering, take a minute to register your interest on the National Trust's volunteering page.


If you've had a clear out and have good quality second-hand books, CDs, DVDs or jigsaw puzzles you'd like to donate, please drop them in to Reception. All the proceeds from the bookshop remain at Sizergh and help to keep the place running. Thank you for your support.

Sizergh volunteers
bookshop 1
Sizergh volunteers