A Novel Idea Bookshop

When Catalyst and the Welcome Project 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 the Catalyst Welcome Project which offers a range of wellbeing activities to local people of working age.

The bookshop has been and continues to be staffed entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers many of whom have benefited from engagement with the Welcome Project.  There is a range of donated high quality fiction, non fiction and children’s books.

Voted in the Top 14 of unique bookshops in Surrey and South West London

Finalist in the 2016 Muddy Stilettos Awards – looking for best independent bookshop in Surrey!

Find out more at www.welcomeprojectsurrey.co.uk or visit 9 Queen Street in Godalming GU7 1BA.