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EPIC EVENT: Charity thanks residents for their support and invites them to legendary pre-Christmas book sale

 Published on: 19th October 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Kings Langley-based charity are encouraging residents to read up and support them in the process.

The Book Trade Charity, who have been based at The Retreat in the village since 1837, support people in the book trade with affordable homes and grant funding when life takes an unexpected turn. 

Following the success of their first book sale of 2021 a few weeks ago, the charity will again be opening their doors to all local residents for their popular pre-Christmas book sales at The Retreat, WD4 8LT:

Thursday 18th November – after school Children’s book sale from 4-7pm

Friday 19th November – full book sale from 12 – 5pm 

Saturday 20th November – full book sale from 10am-2pm

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th November – from 10am – 2pm (a quieter browsing experience)

Paperbacks and children’s books £2 and hardbacks £4 unless otherwise stated.

Victoria Perry, chief executive, said that the charity wanted to say a huge thank you to the community for their support over the years.

She said: “The Retreat is home to a community of people who have worked in the book trade. In the heart of The Retreat, we have our book sale room. It is best described as a treasure trove of new fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles. We have thousands of new books ready to share with local customers who often say they have arrived in ‘book heaven!’.” 

Victoria added that last month they had their first book sale in almost two years, describing it as “phenomenal. We sold close to 3,000 books!”

She said: “We have a really loyal following locally, and it was wonderful to welcome people back after almost two years of closed doors, we were all happy to see each other! We feel so lucky to be part of this community and look forward to welcoming people again in November.”

To find out about future book sales, sign up to The Book Trade Charity mailing list by emailing or calling the office on 01923 263128.

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