THE Cotswold Canals Trust charity book and music shop is set to reopen on Saturday at a new premises in Brimscombe.

The new site, at Brimscombe Corner close to the Ship Inn, has recently been renovated by trust volunteers.

Specialising in second-hand books, jigsaws, records and CDs, and framed pictures, the shop is a major source of canal restoration fundraising.

Staffed by volunteers, the bookshop has a children’s section, a very large fiction area, plus specialised sections on travel, history, art, gardening, cookery, canals, biographies and many more topics.

The music section includes vintage 78s, LPs, CDs and DVDs.

The bookshop incorporates a visitor centre providing information on the Cotswold Canals and ongoing restoration work.

Mo Francis, volunteer manager said “We cannot wait to reopen the Cotswold Canal Trust Charity Bookshop at its new home, a lot of hard work by many, many volunteers has taken place over the last year. Covid did not make it easy, but we have achieved our goal.

"We now have a magnificent resource for the community that will raise money for the restoration of the Cotswold Canals”

The shop will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 10am and 4pm.  Donations will be accepted from 8th May onwards.