Hospice bookshop and flagship store move premises to join forces

Caroline Peach – Retail Manager

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice announces plans to merge existing North Hykeham shops together.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice owned bookshop The Storyteller and their other flagship shop based at The Forum in North Hykeham, Lincoln are to move premises this June.

The hospice bookshop, which opened around 21 years ago is joining forces with the charity’s other shop to relocate to the vacated Barclays on the same shopping precinct.

The Storyteller will reside in the space upstairs which is large enough to house the entire existing book collection with room for future expansion.

The new look St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice shop will open on 6th June at 10am by staff and volunteers from both shops who will now be working side by side.

Caroline Peach, Retail Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“The Storyteller is a popular destination for many within the local community and we are working hard to ensure that when the two shops merge the unique personality of the bookshop is not lost.

“Supporters can expect to find the same quality and variety of books and will be greeted by the familiar faces of staff and volunteers who will be working at the new site. Shoppers unable to climb the stairs will be assisted by our workforce who will retrieve books on their behalf.”

The new St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice shop will open from Monday to Saturday, 9am – 4.30pm.

Caroline said: “The rising rent costs incurred by the two shops meant that merging them together made economical sense. I would like to thank all of our supporters at both sites and hope that they will get behind our new venture. Now even more money can go directly towards delivering end of life care across Lincolnshire.”

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