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Come and join our FREE book swap event in Whitnash this April!

Sunday 23rd April 2023

1:00 -3:00pm

at Whitnash Civic Centre, Acre Close, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, CV31 2ND

This event is suitable for all ages from babies to adults.

To join us on the day you must have registered for a FREE TICKET.

Click here to register for your free ticket to the event. 

Please read the info below too!

From 2:00pm we will allow people to donate 50p per book for any remaining books we have left. All proceeds to our charity By Your Side so please bring some cash if you’d like to purchase some fantastic books at a bargain price.

Refreshments will be available on the day from the cafe on site – Blenz.

Whitnash Civic Centre is fully accessible for wheelchair users, however, we would like to request that you try to leave pushchairs at home due to space.

We’ve been gifted some books from Book Start Warwickshire and these will be given out for free on a first-come-first-served basis on the day.

At 2:00pm the wonderful Jen from Magical World of Stories will be coming along to read stories, sing songs & some dancing too! So bring a cushion & join Jen there.

Local Mum Corrie from Quote on the Tote will also be with us selling her fantastic Tote bags, with profits to our charity too.

Book Swap Tokens: 

When you donate your books, you will receive one token per book up to a maximum of five tokens per attendee. You can donate as many books as you wish. At the book swap we will accept one token per book. From 2:30pm you will also have the opportunity to purchase remaining books at 50p per book with all proceeds to our charity By Your Side – Supporting perinatal mental illness. Details on the places where you can drop off your books to follow very soon.

Books we accept:

Children’s books suitable for all ages from babies up to teens, both fiction & non-fiction. Adult fiction & Non fiction. Recipe books are accepted but please only donate recipe books in very good condition. We may stop collecting recipe books if we receive too many as these we not as popular at our last swap.

ALL Books MUST be in new or nearly new condition. Please only donate books in the condition you would expect to receive them in when you choose yours at the book swap. In particular PLEASE check children’s books, sometimes there’s rips & scribbles you might not be aware of.

Where to donate your books:

Once you have registered for your tickets your confirmation email will have all the drop-off points listed.

You will be able to drop off books up until Friday 21st April then collections will cease. This is to allow us time to sort the books into categories ready for the big day.

Would you like to be involved?:

We would love to hear from anyone who would like to be involved on the day. We are looking for volunteers to man tables & take tokens in exchange for books. We’d love to hear from you if you can provide some entertainment on the day, such as story-telling or running a book-related craft area.

We have exciting plans for goodie bags, so if you’d like to contribute to those then let us know!

Get in touch via email to

Follow us for exciting updates on Facebook in our group Mum Knows Best Warwickshire and on Instagram @MumKnowsBestWarwickshire

Huge thank you to our sponsors Leamington & Warwick Gymnastics Club who have sponsored this event to ensure it is free for everyone to attend!

We REALLY look forward to seeing you there! Here’s some photos from our last book swap. You can click on the photos to make them larger.

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