Contact Person

Amina Marix Evans

Organisation Address

Unit 1B, Stonehills
Shields Road, Pelaw
NE10 0HW
United Kingdom

54.954542637029, -1.536447656406

We collect books that are no longer needed by publishers, shops, libraries and individuals and redistribute them free of charge to organisations working with survivors of domestic abuse, people experiencing homelessness, ex-service men and women, former and current prisoners and their families, young offenders, children's homes, hostels for young people, refugees and those applying for asylum, vulnerable adults and children and families using food banks.

We do not generally supply books to individuals, apart from at some community festivals and events and individual prisoners who write to us. We invite people working with the above groups to contact us to make an appointment to come and see the books we have available. In some cases we can pick books for you to collect from our Pelaw base.

From time to time we are also able to offer other items such as DVDs or stationery, depending on what has been donated to us. We regularly have openings for volunteers, either on a one-off group basis or for individuals working regularly. 

We are very interested in starting up more branches of Borderline Books in other towns around the north and welcome enquiries. The project could easily be run by the very people for whom the books are intended. We are particularly interested in working with groups supporting people leaving prison as Borderline Books would be such a fantastic project for them to run.

Borderline Books is a project of the Kittiwake Trust, charity number 1165318.

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