Running since 2015, The Bookshelf is an honesty based, not for profit, community run library and shabby palace of wisdom. As well as lending out AMAZING books for free to anyone who turns up, we give books away to disadvantaged communities. We also help adults who struggle with their reading.


If you see us at an event, or in town, then come and grab a book or some board games and make yourself comfy.

There are books for all ages and interests with subjects including people’s history, science, politics, comics and off grid living. From Asterix to Quantum Physics we’ve got something for your mood and attention span!

Browse the shelves or borrow from our menu of 5 minute Tapas Reads if you haven’t got all day, or want to mix it up. We also offer suggestions of our own favourite reads (see the reading prescriptions page for a flavour). Books are also lent out.

We also run free, friendly, one-to-one help with reading and grammar sessions. See here for details. 


Can’t sit still long enough to read? how bout checking out nits, spider skin, leaves and other miniature wonders of nature under the microscope.

Can’t focus long enough for the microscope? How about a game of table football. Library rules: no spinning.



The Bookshelf has full public liability insurance.

We can be a venue for talks and can also act as an information point.

Please get in touch for any reason or if you would like our library space at your event. We look forward to hearing from you.


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