Are you a book lover - volunteer with us or visit us to buy some books! We have a large secondhand bookshop based in The Marlowes Centre, who are a great supporter, in Hemel Hempstead (see directions below). The shop is run by 5 Lions Clubs in the district so it's a collective volunteering effort.
The shop is a big fundraiser for Lions and raises considerable amounts of money for local charities in the district. Please consider visiting us, volunteering with us or donating good-quality books and other items.
Also our bookshop is environmentally friendly - recycle your books and have an adventure on the way by buying more books! (Books that are unsaleable are recycled and made into paper)
We act as a distribution point for Hearing Aid batteries for Hemel Hospital (please bring your brown book with you). We collect old reading glasses and hearing aids for recycling and these are distributed in Africa via eye and ear clinics.
This bookshop is a haven for lovers of books!. All items are very affordable (usually £1/item or less) and of a good quality. We have a wide variety of items including children's books, adult fiction and non-fiction including cookery, gardening, education, health & wellbeing .....................the list just goes on and on. We also sell vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, large print books, audio books & jigsaws. See below for examples of our range
Why not come and take a look?
We are looking for able bodied volunteers to join our rotas on a regular or ad-hoc basis. Please contact us to find out what is involved (it's easy and fun!) and become a volunteer with us!
We are based in the Marlowes Centre in Hemel Hempstead, near Sports Direct. Directions: www.themarlowes.co.uk/visiting/getting-here
Pre- Covid we were open 7 days a week. Opening hours are:
Monday - Saturday 0900 - 1700
Sundays 1100 - 1700
During Covid we have been open intermittently, usually 3 days a week. Please contact us to check current opening times
We accept books and other items as donations - please contact us to see whether we are accepting donations currently
Find popular authors for example James Patterson, Julia Quinn, David Baldacci,
Nora Roberts, Michael Connelly, Lee Child etc. We have an extensive range of more specialist authors too.
Our children's books are very popular - we have everything from Early Years hard books to Teenage levels. Come and take a look - all children's books are just 50p!
We have all sorts of non-fiction - cookery, gardening, hobbies, railways, law, business books, poetry etc. Come and browse!.
We have old exam guides from different Exam Boards. Also many educational books.
We have vinyl records, CDS (both classical and other gendres), reading books, games etc DVDs are very popular
Bored in lockdown? Our jigsaws are all used but rarely have missing pieces. Enjoy them and then bring them back for resale - very environmentally friendly.
We can't travel abroad currently .....but hopefully it will return, so dream on! Plan your next trip - a wide range of countries and places in the UK are featured.
A very popular category. Looking for your heroes or heroines - then come and take a look!
Everything from gardening to religion, war history to reference books - lots of sports books too!
From the prehistoric, Egyptians, Vikings, the Renaissance and many World War books.
Please note - all books shown on this website are indicative of the range and types of books we have in the Lions Bookshop. These featured books may not be available at your time of visiting as stock moves quickly
Nutrition, diet books, health & well being - all are available and very popular.