Books are not dead yet: annual second hand booksale

A great booksale can still draw a crowd just to see what curiosities can be found.

Winchmore Hill Quakers announce their fourth annual second hand booksale, run jointly with Books for Amnesty, to raise funds for the local Quaker Meeting and for Amnesty International UK.

Sat 27 April, 11-3pm, Friends Meeting House, 59 Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London N21 1LE
Thousands of high quality second hand books on all subjects at ridiculous prices – many £1 or £2
Refreshments.  Free entry.

Last year the booksale raised more than one thousand pounds, divided equally between the Quakers and Amnesty’s worldwide work defending human rights.

To donate high quality books call 07771 888825 (office hours)
For media enquiries only 07976 373 553 (not for publication)

Winchmore Hill Quakers have been fundraising since last summer for works on their beautiful, Grade Two listed, historic Meeting House.   The Quakers are close to their £33,000 total but intend to keep fundraising until the summer.

Spokesperson Stephen Cox said “We’re grateful for the support we have had from the local community and those all over the country who remember the meeting and Winchmore Hill fondly.  We’ve even had the odd donation from abroad.  In the long term there is certain to be further costs keeping the building safe, welcoming and sustainable.  In the short term, there is some concern our original total was optimistic.  We’ll give another update in the summer.”

The Meeting House is used by a variety of local  groups, arts, crafts and education groups and small businesses . It’s future is important .

“The meeting house remains one of the lesser known treasures in Enfield and we suggest all lovers of peace, cake, good books, and local history pop along to the book sale to check it out.”

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