About us

Big Green Bookshop Education – Community Interest Company number 9551642

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The Big Green Bookshop has always supported local schools to promote reading for pleasure.  Over the last few years we’ve begun to deliver more educational projects with Haringey schools – explore the menus above for details of our current work.

In 2015,  generous donations by customers and supporters of the Big Green Bookshop have enabled us to set up and register Big Green Bookshop Education: a not for profit social enterprise company to develop our educational work.

Big Green Bookshop Education is based at the Big Green Bookshop.  We will promote literacy and reading for pleasure, through working with local schools, libraries and other partners.

How will we achieve this?

There are currently 3 main strands to our plans:

  • Patron of Reading: Haringey Chapter: we have set up a local branch of the national Patron of Reading scheme which places authors in schools to inspire reading for pleasure. We will now raise funds to help more schools work with these amazing authors.
  • Arts Award literacy projects: by the end of 2014, 36 children and young people had gained a national qualification through our innovative local literacy initiative: High Street Stories. We want to extend these opportunities to many more local schools.
  • Supporting other local initiatives: The new company will enable us to build on our track record of supporting literacy projects in Haringey and beyond.

How could you help us?

  • Donations of £10 – or whatever you can afford. In return you will be acknowledged as a foundation patron on our website. We’ll keep you informed of our achievements and progress.
  • Offers of in-kind support are also very welcome, for example, design, marketing, specialist advice and expertise.

What will we do with your support?

  • Maintain our website – and the Patron of Reading: Haringey Chapter website.
  • Hold a launch event for the Patron of Reading: Haringey Chapter to recruit new authors and schools to the scheme.
  • Plan and deliver new literacy projects, for example, shared Patron of Reading projects which enable more primary schools to benefit from the scheme.

How to Donate

  •          Via PayPal (please use the button at the top of the page)
  •          In cash at the store

Thank you for your continuing support.