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Second Hand Bookshop

We are currently unable to open our bookshop, however if there is a particular book you are looking for please email us to make an enquiry and we will endeavour to see if we have it in stock and arrange alternative arrangements for you. adminassistant@nvr.org.uk


WHERE? Our bookshop is located in the bright red carriage (past the Old Station Building & Model Railway) on Platform 4, accessed via Platform 3 at Wansford Station.

WHEN?  We aim to be open every weekend operating day (& Bank Holiday Mondays) between the beginning of the February and the end of the October half-terms, and every gala day, but are solely dependent on volunteer availability.

WHAT? We have a large range of books which cover most railway topics and also other transport subjects, ie cars, ships, traction engines, aircraft. Our books range from the common, coffee-table type to the sought-after, out of print examples and our prices reflect that.

If you’re trying to complete a run of magazines (especially Steam Days, BRILL, Back Track) you may find we have the back issues you’re looking for! We also have year bundles of old Railway Magazine and Trains Illustrated.

Not interested in railways? We have sections on sport, gardening, cookery, the countryside, history, etc.

In another part of the coach is a small ‘Thomas’ model railway layout which the children can help to operate.

DONATIONS – please email our office adminassistant@nvr.org.uk  (with ‘book donation’ in the subject line) before bringing books to Wansford Station. Although  we are grateful for donations of railway books we can no longer accept videotapes, Steam Railway, Rail or large quantities of model railway magazines.

(All monies raised from the sale of these items go towards the maintenance and preservation of our Travelling Post Office coaches.)

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