A Novel Idea – Godalming’s Best Bookshop!

When Catalyst and the Welcome Project took over a bookshop in central Godalming as part of their work to improve wellbeing and mental health, they asked local people to come up with a new name and ‘A Novel Idea’ was born.

It provides a high quality bookshop for local people (and further afield) and the income generated supports The Welcome Project which offers a range of wellbeing activities to local people of working age.

The bookshop has been and continues to be staffed entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers, some involved for 20 years.  There is a range of high quality fiction, non fiction and children’s books all of which have been donated. Our team have a variety of roles, sorting, pricing, stocking and finally selling to our customers.

We also work closely with local schools and donate excess stock to support their libraries.

Please pop in we may have that book that you have been searching for........

We are located at 9 Queen Street in Godalming GU7 1BA.