Battle Books

by lee_lyons in Battle

Battle Books
We did it
On 6th December 2015 we successfully raised £465 with 11 supporters in 14 days

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

by lee_lyons in Battle


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.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project! As a thank you have 10% off your first purchase from Battle Books.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

More than generous, as a reward please tell me what books you want to see and once the store is open come and claim a free book (up to the value of your pledge!)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Wow, that is amazing - how about you come and claim three free books (up to the value of your pledge!). I would love to hear what you would like to see the shop stock!

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

That is a superb pledge and incredibly generous amount - how would you like to sponsor a set of shelves for a year? A name of your choice will appear prominently displayed on a set of bookshelves; with a short message of your choice perfect for you or your business.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

Crikey, have you ever fancied yourself as a book reviewer? How would you like to be the face behind a "Book of the Month Promotion"? Starting the month of opening you will be able to select a book of the month, your photo and your chosen book will be prominently displayed in the shop! There is more - claim 15% off all purchases for the first year of the shop being open.

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