Lincolnshire hospice opens dedicated book shop in Louth

11th March 2014

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice opens their second retail store in support of their Louth and District partnership

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice are opening a dedicated charity book store in Louth’s town centre. The store will open its doors to the public on Monday 17th March at 9am. The store, which is located at 109 Eastgate, will house over 3,000 titles, from literacy greats such as Arthur Conan Doyle to Emile Zola. In addition to books the store will also stock games, CD’s, DVD’s and a range of giftware.

The new bookshop is the second St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice shop to open in Louth with the flagship store located a short distance away at 59 Eastgate, next to Argos.

Phil Brandon, Commercial Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “The bookshop is in a wonderful location and is in the midst of Louth’s busy shopping district. We hope that the Louth community will benefit from having a dedicated bookshop with an eclectic mix of genres and titles that will appeal to a wide range of book lovers.”

The store will be open Monday to Saturday 9am – 4.30pm and will be run by a team of staff and volunteers.

Phil said: “We are currently recruiting new volunteers to join us in the running of our new bookshop. We would love to hear from people who have a passion for books and who would like to volunteer some of their time to us. Volunteers are so highly regarded at St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice as they are the lifeblood of the organisation and with their hard work and commitment we ca continue to provide our specialist support and care.”

The charity has continued to increase their retail presence within Louth to support their partnership with Louth and District Hospice.

Last year saw St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice take the responsibility of providing and developing all care services delivered from the Louth hospice building.

The link-up builds on a platform of greater joint working across Lincolnshire involving providers of specialist care and support the growing number of people living with life-limiting illnesses.

Chief Executive of St Barnabas Hospice, Sarah-Jane Mills, said: “We already provide an expanding range of specialist services to the people of East Lindsey as well as the wider Lincolnshire community. But to be able to draw upon the many benefits of the new centre – and reach out to more people and help them live well when they are dying – adds an extra dimension to our work.”

Sarah concludes: “By joining forces, the new arrangement is a perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. It maximises all our strengths and, with an established infrastructure in place, enables us to avoid duplication and wastage so that every penny donated can be channelled to where it is needed most.”

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