Evesham Oxfam reopens as music and book store

An Evesham charity shop is relaunching this week.

Oxfam on the High Street will reopen on Tuesday with a new lease on life as a specialist book and music store.

This comes after a week-long closure during which it was converted, in a bid to meet city demands.

Store manager Lindsey Lavender said: ‘The decision was made based on business needs, as there are no specialist bookshops or music shops in Evesham, as well as returning customers to physical rather than digital books and music and because books are one of our best sellers in the store too.

“Oxfam Evesham will become your go-to shop for anything music or books.”

The relaunch comes with a schedule filled with guest appearances and activities for the whole family.

On Tuesday, musician Kev ‘Spitz’ Spittle will play 50s music from 11am, before children’s storyteller Teresa Davis visits at 2.30pm.

Then, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Poet Laureate Rhianna Levi will host a workshop and competition.

Opening week ends on Friday with the official opening of the Evesham Festival of Words, hosted by festival chair Sue Ablett at 2pm, before Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston chooses the winner of the drawing competition “Book Character” at 4 p.m. .

Beyond all the ongoing activities, the Oxfam branch will boast a range of new arrivals, including Tolkien books in a range of languages ​​and a small collection of Wisden’s Cricket Almanac.

On the music side, the shop will sell vinyls, sheet music, as well as CDs and DVDs.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating quality books and music donations should contact Lindsey at the shop on 01386 41009.

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