New second-hand book shop needs volunteers

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A new second-hand book shop stocked with more than 4,000 publications donated by the public will open in Ferrquay Street next month and Concern Worldwide, which is opening the store, wants volunteers to help staff it.

The international aid and development charity plans to open the store on Ferryquay Street in mid-March.

It says it needs more than 25 local volunteers to help run it and is asking anyone with time to get in touch.

Nyree Tubritt, Concern’s Retail Development Manager, said: “If you are a bookworm, then it will be the ideal place to spend a few hours selling and sorting books.

“And what’s more, you will be helping to make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

“We’re recruiting people - students, pensioners, anyone really, who can dedicate a morning or afternoon each week to help.

“Like our other two shops, it will be staffed entirely by volunteers.

“Concern has had a strong and dedicated support group in Derry since 1989 - organising street collections and events.”

This is Concern’s first shop to open in more than twenty years, and its first ever second-hand bookstore to be launched.

It already has two charity shops in Newcastle and Ballycastle which have raised more than £2 million for the humanitarian agency since opening.

Ms Tubritt has high hopes for the new Londonderry store and knows the local public will support it.

She said: “We hope to draw on their goodwill and that of the wider community in the city to help support us.”

Anyone interested should contact: derry.bookshop@concern.net or call 028 9033 1100 for more information.