The New Book Den


  Grand Opening by the Town Mayor, Jacqui Landriani, on 1st July 2017.

    

   Inside the new Book Den   Inside the new Book Den


   Burgess Hill Marching Youth at the Grand Opening   Opening by the Town Mayor, Jaqui Landriani, with Lion President Sarah Dorrington


   Celebration of the Grand Opening   The first sales!

 

Burgess Hill District Lions depends on many different activities to fund all its welfare projects. One large on-going activity is the "Book Den" - the second-hand boook shop in the town centre (86-88 Church Walk) where anyone is welcome to bring their old books, jigsaws, CDs and DVDs. We will sort them and recycle any unwanted ones.

The Book Den is open six days a week and is a very popular venue in the town.  Opening times are as follows: Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 4.00pm

 

All books are sorted into major categories and fiction by author. There's no sales pressure - just take your time and you're bound to find something you want!  Please come along and browse.

It's also the final re-cycling place for books as the paper cannot easily be re-cycled: we use a specialist firm for this.  We get through hundreds of books per week so please bring us your unwanted ones - we need them!

The Book Den recently featured in an article in Sussex Living for Mid Sussex, who have kindly given their permission for it to be reproduced here.


Burgess Hill District Lions Club would welcome any surplus books that you may no longer require. Currently our stocks are running low. During an average month we sell up to 5,000 books over the counter.

We also recycle Mobile phones, Hearing aids and Spectacles. All donations are gratefully accepted.

We are only too pleased to accept deliveries at the front or rear of our premises at 86-88 Church Walk, Burgess Hill.

For further information, you can telephone the shop on 01444 233278 or email the Bookshop Manager on bookshop@bhdlions.org.uk.


We have a community working partnership with a big local garden centre called South Downs Nurseries and have worked with them all the year round for the last six years.

One day when we were talking with the management of the nurseries we hit on the idea of their selling novels for us in their café at a £1 a book. In the first three months this has earned us nearly a £1000. This is the official launch photo where the Chairman of our District Council declared it open.

Lion President John Gee with the Chairman of the District Council and Manager of the Garden Centre at the official launch of the bookshop in their cafe.

Please have a coffee and browse through the books next time you go to the South Downs Garden Centre!

 

We are also grateful to South Downs Nurseries for providing a Book Bank in their Garden Centre where you can drop off your books when you go there, too.

In addition, we hold a Book Sale there every March.

Book Bank at South Downs Nurseries, Hassocks Lions members selling books at South Downs Garden Centre

 

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