Book Cycle is the newest arrival at the Spinning Gate mall

A VOLUNTEER-run bookstore is the latest addition inside the Spinning Gate Mall.

With branches located from Wigan to Rome, Book Cycle offers its customers the free supply of books and educational resources.

Occupying premises at the end of the Spinning Gate car park, the charity also focuses on sustainability and is involved in projects such as reforestation, growing food at home, community gardening and promoting wildlife.

Book Cycle inside Spinning Gate Mall

Customers can choose up to three items a day to take home from Book Cycle, with a range of fiction and non-fiction books, for children and adults, as well as DVDs, CDs and vinyl records available.

With thousands of books available in the Book Cycle Library stock, this is made possible through public donations with people invited to donate when they bring an item home.

Leigh Journal: Book Cycle has thousands of books in its library stockBook Cycle has thousands of books in its library stock

Book Cycle owner Anthony Melling said: “Opening our doors to our newest Book Cycle branch at Spinning Gate is such an exciting time for us. [and] we look forward to meeting lots of new Leigh people.

“Everyone is welcome to join us in reading and relaxing in one of our comfortable lounge areas within the branch, before deciding which book to take home.

“Book Cycle is now open 7 days a week and is run by our dedicated team of wonderful volunteers who have worked tirelessly to fill the unit with thousands of books, ready for everyone to read and enjoy.

“We are always looking for volunteers to help us run our new store, come see us to find out more.”

Leigh Journal: The Book Cycle is volunteer-run and focused on sustainabilityThe book cycle is run by volunteers and focuses on its sustainability

Spinning Gate Mall Manager Karen Cox added: “We welcome our latest store here at Spinning Gate Mall.

“Book Cycle adds to our existing tenant mix of 39 stores within Leigh town center [and they] do an amazing job with recycling and reusing books.

“Their strong team of volunteers worked very hard to get the store ready for shoppers to enjoy.”

With an occupancy rate of 93%, Spinning Gate is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shoppers can take advantage of free weekend parking at the Spinning Gate parking lot.

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