World Book Day: Breathing New Life into secondhand books 

Emmaus Colchester is celebrating World Book Day, on March 5, with a special offer on selected paperback books, purchased in its New Life Shop on Crouch Street.  

Five paperback books can be purchased for the bargain price of £1, during the event that will take place for one week only, between March 5-11.  

Gemma Aylesbury retail manager at Emmaus Colchester said: “We’re pleased to be able to promote the joy of reading for both children and adults, and give everyone the opportunity to donate, recycle and buy books, while helping to support our social enterprise in Colchester.” 

Emmaus Colchester also relies on its team of volunteers to help us sort through our donated books that are sold in our shops. One volunteer, Iris Jordan, has a particular passion for books. Read her story 

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