Belton House hosts successful second-hand bookshop

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Rounding off the third very successful season of its Second-hand Book Shop, the National Trust’s Belton House will be holding a Second-hand Book Fair in the Stables the weekend of November 10 and 11.

From thrillers to historical romance, travel guides to cookery books and special interest selections, to a variety of children’s books, there is something for every reader.

Mary Kindred, Visitor Services Manager at Belton said: “Our Second-hand Book Shop in the Stables has been a great success. Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of our Volunteer Book Shop Team and generous donations of books from visitors, volunteers and staff, we have already raised over £18,000 for conservation projects at Belton since March this year. Each year we gather more momentum and our Bookshop has gone from strength to strength.

“Bookshop proceeds have enabled our wardens to put in barn owl nesting boxes – we had our first chicks born this year!. We’ve also placed some artificial otter holts – and are managing riverside vegetation to encourage otters along our stretch of the river Witham, and were delighted to have a close up sighting of otters and cubs this spring. Proceeds also help us to carry out butterfly and wildflower surveys and to look after an incredible variety of trees on the Belton estate.”

Donations of books are always welcome, so if you’re clearing clutter, or sifting and sorting your book collection and can spare us a bag or a box of books, we’d be happy to take them from you. The Second-hand Book Shop depends on donations to keep it well stocked with an interesting variety of books.

All books can be dropped off with our Visitor Reception Team when you next visit Belton. For further information call 01476 566116. The Second-hand Book Fair will take place between 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, in the Stables. Normal winter grounds admission applies.