Battle Books

The opening of an independent bookshop in the town of Battle East Sussex.

They did it!

On 6th Dec 2015 we successfully raised


of £1,500 target

11 backers


14 days

Project owner


Project aim

The opening of an independent bookshop in the town of Battle East Sussex.

About the project

Battle is a small town most famous for being named after the Battle of Hastings; it has a thriving high street with many independent shops and cafes.  But does not have an independent bookshop - something I want to change.

We want to a bring a small independent bookshop to the town, We want to give the local people the option to buy on the high street, to shop local and make Battle High Street a better, all encompassing, shopping destination. We believe that there is a place for local independent bookshops so please make a pledge and help make our dream a reality. W also want to create a bookshop that holds regular readings and events at multiple locations up and down the High Street with particular emphasis on parent and child events to encourage our children to engage in some of the excellent literature being created by talented authors the world over.

We have already secured a lease on a small premises and have purchased shelving and a limited amount of stock but as always there is more to do, in particular pledges will be used on finalising our legal fees, bringing the inside of the store to an adequate level, creating signage and most importantly - stocking books!

So please, and only if you can, pledge a small amount towards our project and make it possible to buy the books you want, locally, from local people.