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Book Stop Brixton

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Book Stop Brixton was established in 2014 at 6 Somerleyton Road in Brixton. The aim is to provide free reading material to the residents of Moorlands estate and the wider community in Brixton.
Books are donated to the project and given away on our book stand which is next to the P5 bus stop on Somerleyton Road.

I am looking to raise funds to do the following.

Fix and maintain the book stop and make it waterproof.
Waterproof the storage area for the books.
fix a secondary storage unit which will house more  books
 Hire a part time worker, a young person from Brixton to manage the store for 1 month @ 20 hours per week.

I would need the funds as soon as possible so that the work can be carried out. 

It would mean a lot to have this done as it would make the running of The Book Stop a lot smoother and this work is simply out of my affordability at the moment.

The Book Stop is used by many people in Brixton daily and it provides all ages access to Free reading materials.

Please take time to have a look at the page on facebook.com/ Book Stop Brixton to see some photos and videos of the project.
The blog for this project is www.claptwn.blogspot.co.uk.

here is a video of The Book Stop  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m3XxByICsA&t=8s
and here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGr2jqrnq3M

More recently we visited Brixton, Johannesburg to look at their Book project and create Art with young people there. The video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqrLuDo8hi8&t=3s

Thank you to everyone reading this and supporting our movement to get people back into books. 
Today a reader, Tommorow a leader
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Update 5
Posted by Boyd Hill
4 days ago
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The secondary storage unit is now finished and has the shelving in which I worked on last weekend. This week I will be moving books onto the shelves here and then working on the Brixton site. I need to fix the roof there and waterproof the outside book shelves to a better standard. Thanks everyone for your kind donations, this has given the #bookstopbrixton a huge boost. I will add further photos and updates as the work is completed .
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Update 4
Posted by Boyd Hill
7 days ago
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I have been working on the shelving for the secondary storage unit. They were made from abandoned bed bases found on the street. These are now painted and finished and will go in tommorow . Then I will be working on improving the Brixton site over this coming weekend. Follow updates on twitter @boydhill6 and #bookstopbrixton on Facebook. Thank you everyone who has supported this initiative with your donations. I could not do this without you and your support is greatly appreciated.
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Update 3
Posted by Boyd Hill
14 days ago
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Today I have finished painting the inside of the secondary storage container for #bookstopbrixton. The next stage is to get some shelves inside and then transfer some books from the Brixton site to here. Thanks again to everyone who has donated. I really appreciate your support and encouragement. I will update you further as everything takes shape and im filming so will make a short film for my YouTube channel which is ' watch this space brixton'. Please check out some of the projects I have done on that.
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Update 2
Posted by Boyd Hill
15 days ago
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Today I have been working on the second storage area for the books. This container was kindly donated by AV Danzer to my project www.claptwn.blogspot.co.uk back in 2016. The space needs clearing of rubbish,cleaned, painted then shelves added so you can walk in and get a book. This was second on my to do list but thanks to your donations I can work straightaway on it. I'll add updates as I progress. Thanks to everyone donating to #bookstopbrixton
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