Free books at the Fishergate Centre

Posted on - 24th February, 2014 - 9:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston

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Give a book a second life and save it going to landfill.

A great new concept, Stuff For Free, a community reuse event has arrived in Preston at the Fishergate Shopping Centre.

They help to redistribute good quality items to new homes. They hope to encourage reuse and avoid landfill so you will be helping the environment and help yourself.

Found in the old TJ Hughes store on the ground floor of the Fishergate shopping complex, Stuff for Free are only displaying books for the moment – as part of ‘Books for Free’.

The shop is offering hundreds of second hand books for free. They only ask that you take no more than 3 of the many on offer. This will allow them to provide free books to many more people.

Choose your free books, take them to a volunteer to be stamped and they are yours to take home and keep. No donations are asked for, but if you feel like making a contribution it will really help further the initiative.


Finished reading the books? Bring them back to swap. Similarly, if you have any unwanted books laying around at home take them to the store and let others enjoy.


Books for Free is part of Sustainable Community, where in three years they have helped save over 1,500 tonnes of books from landfill – more than 3 million books from going to waste and pulped each year – and redistribute them through their centres where they are swapped and shared.

What do you think of the Books for Free concept? Have you tried it yet? Let us know in the comments below

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