Second-hand books

Many Christians in the UK, particularly retiring clergy, have books that they no longer need but they are reluctant to throw them away. Others are perhaps downsizing and looking for a good home for their titles. Our pre-loved book collection can offer a new lease of life for second hand books. 

Pastor with secondhand books

The need

  • To be able to offer a wide range of titles encompassing an array of subjects tailored to a pastor's specific needs

  • To be able to adequately stock community, bible school and college libraries with sufficient books to meet their wide-ranging requirements
  • To ensure we are able to generate the funds to be able to respond to the growing need for our books

Our response

  • We find grateful homes for pre-loved titles by matching them very carefully through a process of consultation and dialogue - this is time consuming but effective
  • Where we are given books which are perhaps more suitable for Western culture, we can sell these to generate funds for the purchase of new titles or freight costs


  • Pastors with specialist interests get books they need
  • We are able to offer a more targeted approach to specific subject requests
  • Libraries are stocked with a broader range of titles for greater ease of reference 
  • Funds are generated for new titles and mailing costs

...your gifts of books are changing the lives of many people in our community. It started with me and now it is spreading rapidly to very many others, pastors, teachers, students and many others interested in our library. 


Sovereign World Trust

Sovereign World Trust
P.O.Box 777
Kent TN11 0ZS
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We are a UK registered charity, No 327284



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