The Tree House Bookshop is a second-hand bookshop and live music venue by the clock tower in Kenilworth’s town centre. We are a limited company but operate as a not-for-profit venture, run by a team of volunteers. We’re open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Our purpose is to bring people together through books and the arts, which we believe are hugely significant to any healthy society. The money we make keeps the bookshop going, and any profits are given to charity. We have two book clubs (daytime and evening), a weekly craft group, a monthly open mic for music and spoken word, a monthly poetry evening and regular live music from professional musicians on national (or even international) tours. Sometimes we have art lectures and films, and other one-off events and initiatives.
Above all, we are a bookshop, with very reasonably priced second-hand books. If you would like to donate books, just bring them in! The aim of the bookshop is to keep books accessible and affordable to people of all ages and all tastes. We also sell CDs and DVDs, so are always happy for donations of those too. We have tables and chairs, where you can sit and read if you wish.
In 2021, we will be doing what we can to support musicians who lost all their gigs and livelihood in March 2020 when the country was locked down in response to covid-19. Profits will be donated to them and to Help Musicians UK, a national charity that supports musicians in all genres.