Our second-hand bookshop

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Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, our second-hand bookshop is up and running for the new season and bursting full of a whole host of exciting 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.

Following on from this success, our volunteers are prepared to go one step further, as every penny raised stays at Sizergh and is spent on caring for its buildings and collection.

“We think we can double last year's total for 2019. We can do it, we have set ourselves the target,” says Ann Nelson, a volunteer who helped get the bookshop up and running.


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 look at the positions available on the National Trust's volunteering page, or contact Julie Miller, Volunteering Co-ordinator: julie.miller@nationaltrust.org.uk


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. Thank you for your support.

Sizergh volunteers
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Sizergh volunteers