For logistical reasons, we prefer to receive your donations on the day of the Fair itself as transport and the manpower is available on these Fair days to handle the weight and bulk of books and other donated items. However, if you are leaving the country or for some reason can’t come to the Fair, please contact us to see if we can find another way to transfer your items.
We gratefully accept fiction and non-fiction, all sorts of CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and other items. All antiquarian books are also very welcome; we always find enough interested people for these.
Please give us books that are in a condition that you yourself would like to buy. Broken, tatty and/or mouldy books as well as scratched or copied CDs and DVDs unfortunately do not sell.
What we love (in good condition) are:
– Fiction books
– Non-fiction books (especially Cookery, Gardening, History, Military History, Biographies etc)
– All antiquarian books
– All older series as Lady bird books, Observer’s books etc
– First editions
– Signed editions
– Children’s toys, bears or other fluffy animals
Jig saw puzzles, games
Animal and pet items such as baskets, blankets, duvets, coats/rugs, tackle and leads, food (within the sell by date).
As there’s no market for these, please DO NOT donate:
x Readers Digest series of any sort
x Mills and Boon series
x Encyclopedias, atlasses
x Cassette tapes
x VHS tapes
x Unusable, broken or mouldy items
x Clothes and shoes.
Wish to help?
Why not become a member of the Book Team? We meet every Friday at our sorting barn for several hours in a village just north of Bergerac. Here all the books are sorted and put into category and or alphabet. The donated goods for the Bric a Brac, the puzzles, the toys and the prizes for the Tombola and the thousands of DVDS and CDS sorted here too and made ready for each Fair.
Perks – we still pay for the books like everyone else, however, we have access to them all year round!