MSHC Bookstall

MSHC Bookstall is open at Amersham and Chesham Town markets on Tuesday and Wednesday weekly - except when it rains.

Distinct from Charity shops our books & jigsaws are not priced - customers are asked to make a donation. What supporters really appreciate is that we help them find particular books and we even take requests, which we source, from our Warehouse Library. What a service!
Additionally three Fairs: Croxley Revels, Chorleywood Village Fair and the Rickmansworth Christmas Fair, all three are successful fundraising events for us.

We receive books & jigsaw donations and particularly sell paperbacks, including classics, good ‘coffee table’ books and most popular – children’s books. However, we continually need donations. Please delivery your donation of books to the fundraising office, any of our charity shops, or at the weekly bookstall.

This year we have raised more than £13,250, a 37% increase on last year. We also generate income from special value books we sell at auction and on-line with the assistance of Kamal Sood and Nick Coward.

These results are achieved by a handful of ‘retired pensioners’ who handle and display anything from 1,500 to 3,000 books depending on the event! In Amersham: Stewart Brammer, Peter Creer and Clive Seager. In Chesham: David Bayes, Derek Bain and Mick Owen and the trailer driver, David Brameld.

if you or someone you know can spare a day or even half a day to help us please call David Brameld on 07900 342778.

It’s not just about the modest funds raised which over the past 4 years total just over £83,000, it is also about promoting MSHC in the Community’s conscience by also giving away bookmarks reminding people to leave a gift in their Will to MSHC.

We really have achieved a huge amount of goodwill and that is what makes volunteering on the bookstall highly rewarding and great fun too.

Our message on the bookstall is that “95% of donations actually reach the charity, who could possibly beat that!” Thanks everyone for your support and kind donations.