Free Books at Bristol Warehouse!

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Last week, Bookbarn, the UK's largest used book warehouse gave away books for free. How it happened? Bookbarn's lease on the premises in Arnos Vale, Bristol recently expired and when the firm moved out it left behind thousands of books in the 56,000 square metre warehouse. So, the managers of the Paintworks site have invited people to help themselves in cleaning the space.

When the doors were opened thousands of people arrived to pick their favorite books. Some arrive with boxes, crates, prams and even supermarket trolleys to take whatever they can get there! And the result is thousands of books scattered around the floors of the warehouse in Bedminster, Bristol. It is reported that the giveaway will continue this week also.

Take a look at the picture above and more pictures here.

2 comments:

grace said...

oh wow. that is definitely one warehouse i'd like to be in. man, look at all those books. looks like it rained books :)

Laane said...

That's three weeks early.
Otherwise my son would have rummaged through the books too.

Have a happy weekend!