A Novel Idea Book / Vinyl shop
Tuesdays – Thursdays: open 10am – 1pm
Fridays & Saturdays: open 10am – 4pm
Mondays and Sundays: closed
Our Charity Bookshop, in Godalming
Catalyst took over a bookshop in Godalming as part of their work to improve wellbeing and mental health. They asked local people to come up with a new name and ‘A Novel Idea’ was born.
It provides a range of high quality books and the income generated supports some of the work Catalyst do in the local community.
The bookshop has been and continues to be staffed entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers many of whom have benefited from engagement with Catalyst. There is a range of donated high quality fiction, non fiction and children’s books.
Come visit our lovely book and vinyl store in Godalming. Our shop is run by amazing volunteers and all proceeds raised go back into helping people in Surrey.
Make a Difference with Records
We also sell second hand vinyl in our charity bookshop in Godalming. We stock over 1,000 second hand records offering our customers a great selection of both albums and singles in all genres including rock and pop, soul, folk, musicals and films, classical and lots more.
The opening hours will be the same as the bookshop and all proceeds raised will go back into the charity, enabling us to support more people across Surrey.
This new venture started in November 2021 and is in partnership with Make a Difference with Records. For more information visit: www.makeadifferencewithrecords.com
That’s My Vinyl Answer Launches – Anthony Interviews Bruce Soord from The Pineapple Thief
Our opening times are reviewed regularly so please keep an eye out on socials and the website for any further updates.
Volunteer roles available:
Get in touch:
If you have any comments about the bookshop or want to get in touch about any matter, please do so and we will respond as quickly as we can.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01483 415 950 (available 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)
Post: 9 Queen Street in Godalming GU7 1BA
Finalist in the 2016 and 2021 Muddy Stilettos Awards – looking for best independent bookshop in Surrey!