WHETHER it’s a classic vinyl album you’ve been searching for or that rare cookery book from another century you are sure to find it at one of the largest book and music shops in the area.
On the back of a very successful first year in Brimscombe, the Cotswold Canals Trust has just opened its second charity book shop in Stonehouse. Located next to the library, just inside Queen Road, it promises to offer a vast selection of books, board games, DVDs and an eclectic selection of music from CD to vinyl.
Volunteer-run, all proceeds go towards restoring the Stroudwater Canal & Thames & Severn Canals. Mike Richter, who runs both the charity’s bookshops, said: “This is a great milestone for the trust in what is our 50th anniversary year. We are proud to have achieved a fantastic year at Brimscombe and are now bringing a very large collection into town. If last year is anything to go by, we will continue to feature some diverse and interesting genres and we thank our customers for providing us with such a rich variety of books and music.”
Before the inauguration, Stonehouse Mayor Gary Powell said: “We are delighted to welcome new businesses into Stonehouse. Given the vital role the canal plays in the environmental and social welfare of our town, it’s wonderful to be supporting this new book and music shop that will serve our community.”
The books, in excellent or near new condition, range upwards from 50p. There is also a cosy corner with seating for children to browse and read.
Cotswold Canals Trust is always on the lookout for volunteers in a wide range of roles. Anyone interested in supporting it can make contact through the website at https://cotswoldcanals.org/volunteer/volunteering-opportunities/