Sudbury's bookshop

Sudbury Hall second hand bookshop

Sudbury stable yard is home to our second-hand bookshop. Located in what was once the loose boxes for the Vernon family’s horses, and more recently used as storage for our gardeners. We’re pleased to be able to open this small corner of Sudbury to the public. It's filled to the brim with books and hand-made treats which are very popular, but want to know the best bit? Money made from all the bookshop sales go towards the ongoing upkeep and projects here at Sudbury.

Looking after Sudbury

It’s fact not fiction that it’s a huge undertaking looking after Sudbury Hall, the Museum of Childhood and our collections. Money raised by our second-hand bookshop goes right back into our essential conservation projects, maintenance and general upkeep. So every book you enjoy is saving a little bit of Sudbury.

All sorts of visitors browse the bookshop at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire
A cat outside the bookshop at Sudbury Hall
All sorts of visitors browse the bookshop at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Make a donation

The warm reception and support we’ve recieved since opening the shop has been overwhelming, with stock flying off the shelves. As a result it means we’re always looking for more donations. We don’t mind what genre, just as long as they are in good condition. We're now accepting vinyl records, DVD's and board games too, as we know these can be popular second-hand goodies! We can accept stock donations during normal opening hours, but if you have a particularly large donation it might be worth giving us a ring beforehand to avoid busy times.

Our bookshop heroes

If you’ve visited our bookshop you’ve probably met one of our lovely volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do it without them. They’ve put in a lot of work behind the scenes to get it up and running and we couldn’t be more impressed. All of the books you see are sorted and priced by hand and believe us when we say we’ve got a LOT of books! If you’d like to come and help out in our bookshop, give us a call or ask a member of our team.

Our bookshop heros
Volunteers at Sudbury's second hand bookshop
Our bookshop heros

New books

We of course have a selection of new books for sale in our gift shop from gardening to interiors and cooking. We always have new seasonal stock, so if you're looking for a treat for yourself or perhaps a gift, we're bound to have something to suit you. Why not pop over for a browse and see what other goodies you can find?