The New Book Den

BHDLC is sorry to announce that the Book Den will be closed from Christmas Eve due to the change in Coronavirus regulations.  We hope to welcome you back again soon.

   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 book shop in the town centre at 86-88 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, 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 currently closed. 

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!  The previous Book Den featured in an article in Sussex Living for Mid Sussex, who have kindly given their permission for it to be reproduced here. The new Book Den is even better!

When open, we are pleased to accept deliveries at the rear of our premises. Donations should be at the rear door in Crescent Way, almost opposite Cyprus Road car park.  Look for the Lions International logo at the back of the shop.

Please do not leave donations if the shop is closed.  

For further information, you can telephone the shop on 01444 233278 or email the Bookshop Manager on

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 earned us nearly £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!

In addition, we sometimes hold Book Sales there in March.

Currently, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Book Bank at South Downs Garden Centre is unavailable.

Please bring any donations to the rear of our Burgess Hill shop.

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