Second-hand bookshop at Speke Hall

The entrance to Speke Hall's second-hand bookshop

Tucked away in the historic buildings at Home Farm, Speke Hall's second-hand bookshop is now open. Pop in to Speke's Volumes to discover a treasure trove of stories of every genre and support our vital conservation work at the same time.

Interior of the second-hand bookshop at Speke Hall

Welcome to Speke's Volumes

Thanks to your support, we've been able to make Speke's Volumes a reality. As the second-hand bookshop is run by volunteers, opening times can vary but it's usually open every day in the early afternoon. If you'd like to pop in specially to find your next page-turner, please give us a call the day before or in the morning to check it's open.

The spines of antiquarian books at Trelissick bookshop

View our rare and collectible books 

Speke's Volumes has a dedicated section especially for lovers of rare and collectible books, with some real treasures that have been donated to us and are waiting to be discovered. We research and price each book individually, with every penny directly supporting our conservation work.

If you have a question or would like to reserve a book, please email us.

A few second hand books with Speke Hall in the distance.

Donating your pre-loved books

We're currently not accepting book donations at the moment as we're running low on storage. We can still accept recent releases or children's books (please drop them off at Visitor Reception during our opening hours), but only in small quantities and only if they are in good condition. We will update this page when we can begin accepting general book donations again. Thank you for your support.

Visitors enjoying a cup of tea in Speke Hall's restaurant

Feeling peckish? 

Speke's Volumes is handily located opposite Home Farm restaurant, where you can grab a drink or bite to eat every day of the week. Sip on your favourite hot drink, tuck into lunch or treat yourself to handmade cakes and bakes. It's the perfect place to take a seat and make a start on your new book.

Speke's second-hand bookshop volunteers

Join the bookshop team

Fancy trying something new, meeting new people and making a difference to Speke Hall? We're looking for volunteers to welcome and serve customers, help with the running of the bookshop and keeping the space clean and tidy. Drop in to the bookshop or Visitor Reception to fill out an application form.