Thursday, 17 March 2016

Better late than Late

I am ashamed to see how long ago this blog was updated.
In total, we gave away more than 10,000, that's ten thousand, books in 2015. This is by far our best year ever - in spite of moving twice during the year (and with a stock of perhaps 23,000 books, that is no mean feat..............)

Sadly, we heard that the funding InCommunities in Bradford had for Borderline Books had been cut, so they were going to have to close after being open for a year. Then we heard that the Bradford Bikery would take over the project. The combination is wonderful - people go in to learn how to fix their bikes, and discover a treasure trove of books as well.  We've always seen the project as highly flexible, one you can combine with all manner of other things, and this one is perfect!
Once again, we urge people working with vulnerable groups who would enjoy setting something up - think about running a Borderline Books BookSpace........ give books away to other groups working in the same field. - Combine it with sewing groups, cookery classes, keep fit, gardening groups, writing groups........ there's no end to the happy combinations that could be made.

We are very ready to receive more visits. Last year we were averaging 1000 books a month. It is now half way through March and we've given away 1700 books - that's good, but quite a drop compared to last year... fewer than 700 a month. So we gotta do something about that!

Bring people, bring ideas and lets get the show on the road!