We have been raising funds to buy the Natwest Bank building on Portswood road to act as a new premises for the shop and as a community hub. This new venture will help to secure the long-term future of the shop and it will be amazing for you all to support us in this venture. We have been running a Loanstock Issue from 9th March to 31st May 2018.

Through loanstock and donations, we have secured 80% of our funding goal. The purchase of the building can take place, but we still require funds for refurbishment, fees and moving costs. We will be extending our Loanstock Issue for at least until the end of June 2018.

The Loanstock offer documents can be downloaded and completed and returned to us at the shop or to info@octoberbooks.org with LOANSTOCK in the subject line.

Download the loanstock offer documents:

The documents contain information about loanstock, our current financial position and some information on long-term business and financial plans. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

Our most recent Annual Accounts and Report can be downloaded here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Download our most recent Annual report:


Membership Application

Membership application documents can be downloaded here.

Members will have a vote at Members’ Meetings and be able to stand for the Management Committee. You do not have to be a Member to buy loanstock and you do not need to buy loanstock to become a Member. Membership is a one-off purchase of a £5 share which is non-redeemable, non-transferable and becomes void if you cease to be a Member.

For more information about membership, click here.

We look forward to seeing you soon and co-creating a new story for October Books.

The October Books Team – Annabel, Clare, Jess, Joey and Jaquie