Charity bookshops

Find a bargain bestseller or a famous first edition. Visit a British Red Cross charity bookshop.

Buy a paperback and fund help for people in need

Our specialist bookshops can help if you want to:

  • read interesting, antique books or rare editions
  • find novels for commuting, holidays or just bedtime reading
  • explore poetry, read up on psychology or find guidance from a non-fiction title
  • know that buying your books will help people who need support.

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If you can’t get to our stores easily, rare and interesting books are available on the British Red Cross ebay store. You can also find fiction and non-fiction books of all kinds in our charity shops across the country.

Donating books to our charity bookshops

Donating your books is simple. All our charity shops will accept book donations. Please bag your books and drop them off during opening hours.

Our specialist bookshops also welcome donations of other clothes, books, toys and household items.

Find out more about donating to British Red Cross charity shops and don’t forget to let us claim Gift Aid on your donated items.

Please do not leave donations or deliveries outside shops while they are closed. They may get ruined by the weather, cause a fire hazard, or get stolen. Thank you for understanding.

Corporate donations

Alongside donations from generous members of the public, we get unsold, second and remaindered books from other bookshops, companies and publishers.

If your company has a supply of unwanted books, please contact your local British Red Cross charity shop.