About us

The Tree House is a non-profit second-hand bookshop in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

We also host some events in the evenings – see our Events pages for details.

Tel. 01926 855436

The Tree House Bookshop is a second-hand bookshop and live music venue by the clock tower in Kenilworth.  Our purpose is to bring people together through books and the arts generally, which we believe are hugely significant to any healthy society.  The money we make keeps the bookshop going, and any profits are given to charity.  It is run by a team of volunteers.  We have two book clubs (daytime and evening), a weekly craft group, a monthly open mic for music and spoken word, a monthly poetry evening and regular live music from professional musicians on national (or even international) tours.  Sometimes we have art lectures and films, and other one-off events and initiatives.

This summer, 2018, we’re encouraging everyone to read the same book: the novel My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal – a highly acclaimed bestseller by locally-based author. We are also thrilled to have wonderful poet Matt Black as our Reader in Residence for a few months.  And we’re raising funds to put a copy of the amazing nature book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris into every primary school in Coventry & Warwickshire.

Above all, we are a bookshop, with very reasonably priced second-hand books.  If you would like to donate books, just bring them in!  The aim of the bookshop is to keep books accessible and affordable to people of all ages and all tastes.  We also sell CDs and DVDs, so are always happy for donatins of those too.  We have tables and chairs, where you can sit and read if you wish.


We hope to be an asset to the town!






5 thoughts on “About us

  1. Janet Oddy January 25, 2013 / 10:13

    Your venture sounds very exciting and worthwhile. I have about 40 books – modern fiction, Victorian fiction, art and art history which I would love to donate towards your opening stock. The only problem is getting them to you as I live in Teesside, don’t drive and the postage woud be prohibitive. If you can come up with a solution then you are welcome to the books free of charge. Good luck in any event!


  2. Evie January 25, 2013 / 12:31

    Thank you Janet! I am starting to think about how to transport things from faraway places – have had an offer of around 200 books from Blackpool too – if I find a solution, I will get in touch and see if you still have them! I’m getting closer to some sort of opening, which is lovely.


  3. Graham monks September 24, 2016 / 17:15

    Ask Henry priestman to do a gig at bookshop, he does housegig


    • Victoria September 24, 2016 / 17:51

      Thanks Graham – I was in touch with Henry earlier in the year and we couldn’t find a date. May try again for next year.


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