Book Swap sales soar at the Coffee Shop
Thanks to kind hearted readers of the Scunthorpe Telegraph a Barton upon Humber centre for the arts is half way to its target of providing a school sanitation block through the charity Water Aid.
Ropewalk director Liz Bennet said that since the Telegraph publicised the Book Swap in the Ropery Coffee Shop in mid-October books had been flying in – and out – as bookworms took advantage of the book swap shelf.
“I couldn’t believe when I counted the money in the donation box that after just a fortnight we were half way to raising the £390 needed to build a school sanitation block,” she said.
“We really have been overwhelmed by people bringing in their unwanted books to the book swap although many of them have not been able to resist taking some books home with them.”
“ And with Christmas not too far away I hope that lots of our customers will take a look at our book shelves and perhaps find a Christmas present,” Liz continued.
“All we ask is for a suggested donation of £1 which will go towards our fundraising for the sanitation block.”
WaterAid is one of two charities chosen by The Ropewalk to benefit from the proceeds of the Book Swap shelf.
The second charity which will benefit, once the target for the sanitation block has been reached, is the Barton children’s creative charity, ST-ART.
“The Book Swap shelf was launched from a suggestion by one of our customers and since it has been set up I am sure that many book readers in Barton and the surrounding area still have books lying about that they have read and want to share them with others,” Liz said.
“Either donate old books, swap them for something you’d love to read or just simply buy,” Liz went on. “We want to recycle all those novels that you would probably not want to read again and give someone else the chance to enjoy them.”