We have launched two new ways that you can be more involved in and support the Tree House, whether you are a regular visitor or live far away – both work on a monthly standing order system. For locals, a voucher scheme, and for those further away, a surprise book club.
Here is how they work.
If you want to join the local membership scheme, for people who visit the bookshop in person, you can set up a standing order for £5 or £10 a month, and we will post you a voucher each month for your chosen amount. These are not dated and can therefore be used at any time. They are redeemable against books, tea and films – not, I’m afraid, against our music gigs, which we need to fund independently. Bring your voucher to the bookshop to spend; if you don’t spend it all, we will mark it with the remaining balance to keep for another time. Treat the bookshop as your club! Come and sit, drink tea, read…we sometimes have newspapers, when the lovely Jane donates her copy obtained free with her shopping from Waitrose.
If you are not a regular visitor and live in the UK – or live locally but enjoy receiving books in the post! – you can join our mail order book club. You tell us what sort of books you like and we choose books from our stock to send to you – so it’s always a bit of a mystery as to what you will get! You can give us feedback on what we send to help us refine our selections, and you can let us know favourite authors or series of books – we can’t guarantee any particular titles, but can keep an eye open for something if you desperately want it. However, part of the fun is getting surprises in the post each month. £5 a month gives you two books, £10 a month gives you four books – postage is included.
Go to our Membership page for the relevant information on how to join either of these schemes. Joining will help the Tree House in terms of regular income, will enhance our sense of community spirit by making the place feel more like a club, and hopefully will be fun for those of you who join.
What are you waiting for?!