Summer Book Swap in W13

Start the summer holiday with a few new-to-you books on Saturday, 9th July. Book swaps are fun, sustainable, community-minded way to get your books.

How does it work?

Step 1: Get a FREE ticket on Eventbrite. Invite some friends to do the same!

Step 2: You will receive an email confirming your ticket, designated drop-off location (Northfields, Ealing), a list of accepted items to donate, and venue/parking information.

Step 3: Go through your shelves for books that you are willing to part with (I know it’s difficult). We will accept: Books for all ages, in all genres, graphic novels, cookbooks, recent editions of magazines, sheet music, never-been-used journals, 2022 calendars or diaries. Please make sure that all items are in good condition (no pages ripped or missing, and no markings).

Step 4: From now, until two days before the swap (7 July), bag or box up your books and drop them at the designated location specified in your confirmation email. You may drop off as many books as you like as long as they are in good condition.

Step 5: The day of the swap, arrive between the specified times with your ticket. Select up to 5 items (often more depending on how much has been donated) and check out with a volunteer.

Nothing to swap? You still need to register. During the last hour (2:00-3:00pm), the swap will become a “giveaway” for those who had nothing to swap (5 items max).

After the swap: Leftover books will either be saved for the next swap, sold, or donated.

If you’d like to make a cash contribution at the swap, all donations will go to the Northfields Community Library!

More information on Our Thriving Mind

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