The Book Stop's Here - Community Share Issue

by The St Helens Book Stop Limited in St. Helens, England, United Kingdom

The Book Stop's Here - Community Share Issue
We did it
On 6th January 2021 we successfully raised £45,700 with 331 investors in 47 days

The project aims to raise the funding to open a community bookshop in the centre of St Helens which has something to offer for everyone!

by The St Helens Book Stop Limited in St. Helens, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If the pledges exceed £45,000 we will be scaling back all of the larger investors.  Investments at the minimum level of £50 will not however be affected.  In an ideal world we will have 900 investors each of whom will have an investment of £50 each.


  • A community bookshop in the heart of St Helens
  • Somewhere which offers something for everyone
  • A shop which sells new books of each and every type
  • A thriving hub where everyone feels welcome
  • A place where children will be introduced to the joy of reading (and will have fun!!)

We would love you to join us on our journey. Help raise literacy levels in the town.  Help create a destination for the community. And help with the revival of St Helens town centre!

You can do this by becoming become a part owner for as little as £50!  If you can afford more, then please contribute more.  Each share costs £1 and the minimum investment is 50 shares (maximum is 5000 shares). 

Interest will be paid (initially in the form of book tokens) and we have also applied to HMRC for confirmation that the investment will qualify for tax relief at 30% for those who pay UK taxes.


For every £ we raise up to a maximum of £45,000 the Community Shares Booster Fund will match with their own investment.  So every £1 that you invest will generate £2 for the bookshop!

Share our vision and

SUPPORT THE BOOKSHOP                                                                  

SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY                                   



Please read carefully the Share Offer Document and, if you need further information the Business Plan also.  You must be over 16 years old to subscribe for and / or own shares and must also be interested in promoting the Objects of the Society (which are set out in Part 7 of the Share Offer Document).

Levels of Investment

£50 or more

2% interest to be paid on amount invested

In the first 3 years interest will be payable in book tokens. Thereafter it is our intention, assuming resources permit, to offer a cash option

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