To be the route through which the book trade helps colleagues in need, and encourages fresh talent to join

Whetstone Housing Development

This is our exciting Development at Bookbinders Cottages, Whetstone, London N20 - to provide affordable accommodation to young people entering the trade, open early 2021.


Author: Will Rossi

Fundraising ideas

The Book Trade Charity is the support charity for everyone working in the UK Book industry. You can support your colleagues who are facing difficult personal circumstances - or encourage new, young people to join our industry - by raising funds for us.




In addition to our regular booksales, we have a wide range of rare books for sale, including signed copies, available for delivery or free collection; this is a small selection. For our regular sales, visit our Booksales section.


Author: Simon Meek

Our impact


people received grants in 2019

£230 K

2019 Grants:

Regular Welfare support - £140,000 to over 80 recipients

One-off Welfare grants - £68,000 to 70 people

Interns & 'Entry' Support - £23,000 to 50 people


tenants live in our affordable housing

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Latest news

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