We’re always excited to receive more books and our mission is to save as many of them as we can. We’re currently experiencing a very high volume of donations and collection requests. It’s amazing to know that there are so many book lovers out there!
Unfortunately, we have a limited space and processing capacity. As much as we love books, we’ve had to change our collection service slightly and adapt to a new reality (there’s only so many we can fit in our warehouse, no matter how hard we try). This is likely to be temporary; but our current status does not allow us to offer vendor agreements or collections as widely. Due to not having a driver or a van on site, our collection service is significantly reduced and we can’t commit to any specific dates or time frames.
We can, however, keep your request in the tracker and contact you as soon as collection is possible. Vendor and collection services remain unavailable for smaller loads of 500 books or less. Kindly note that we need to review every application and unfortunately not all books will be accepted. This may be linked to the condition of the books, distance, volume, type of books etc.
If you would like us to record your request, please get in touch on 01761 451333 and be prepared to answer the following questions:
- Approximately, how many books do you have?
- What is the general condition of the books?
- What type of books are they? E.g. do they have ISBN barcodes on the back? Are they ex-library? The subject matter?
- Can you send some pictures to give us a general overview?
- Can you provide any further information about the location if a collection is required? E.g. Your approximate address? Is there accessible parking? Etc.
We will then register your interest and our Operations Manager will get in touch ASAP.
Don’t let this put you off, we’re always happy to receive your books as a donation if you are able to bring them to us, and you can even choose for the profits to go to SWALLOW charity, a local charity that does incredible work with Children and Young People with learning difficulties and disabilities.
If you decide to donate, please visit us between Mon-Fri / 9am-5pm.
If any of this has left you more confused than before, simply give us a call and one of our team members will be happy to run you through it and answer any and all questions you may have.