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This bookshop is addressing loneliness

Words by Abi Scaife

A brand new independent bookshop is giving back to its community in a truly wonderful way.

Sounds lovely! Tell me more.

House of Books and Friends is a Community Interest Company (CIC) aiming to tackle loneliness through, you guessed it, books!

Based in Manchester, the bookshop will reinvest all its profits back into running the bookshop and projects which work to address loneliness.

How are they tackling loneliness?

As well as having a range of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for both adults and kids, the bookshop will host events like book clubs, children’s storytime, ‘meet the author’ events, and even music nights!

House of Books and Friends was the brainchild of Darryl Cooke, founder of the international law firm gunnercooke, which has its headquarters in Manchester. 

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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