At Arts Factory we are particularly proud of Factory Books, which is our social enterprise reselling collectable books to customers from all over the world through our online portal.
Recognising the value of books and encouraging people to submit them for re-use, rather than throwing them away, is not only better for the environment but also ties in with our slogan ‘no more throw away people’. The social enterprise recognises the intrinsic value of both a book and a person – providing a platform for both to shine.
We now have around 30,000 books for sale, some new, some old and some are collectables.
To browse the books we have currently available visit our online portal below!
In order to continue to train our volunteers, and teach them meaningful skills and responsibilities, we rely on a constant supply of books being available.
That’s where you come in.
Whether you have new or used books, novels, non-fiction, popular culture or more obscure titles, whether you are an individual or an organisation – please remember we need your unwanted books!
Alternatively, we are happy to sell collectable books on behalf of partner organisations in return for a share of the proceeds of their sale.
Current partners include Rowan Tree Cancer Care, Maerdy archives, St Barnabas Church, Noahs Ark Childrens Hospital and several library services including RCT, Torfaen, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan.
Donated books can be dropped off at our Trerhondda Community Hub or you can contact Stuart Green our Factory Books Co-ordinator on 01443 757954 to arrange collection.
Some of the feedback from our satisfied customers to date!
- The book arrived in only a week or so, and was in much better shape than it was rated, almost new! Thanks!
- This book arrived today which was very prompt and quick on behalf of the seller. I am pleased with the book and would order from them in the future.
- Arrived safely today, well within delivery estimate. Excellent service from this seller, would wholeheartedly recommend! A******
- I am so happy with this purchase. I live in the US and ordered this audiobook on October 2nd and received it October 8th — that’s lighting quick service. It was also well packaged and priced extremely well. This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made from a third-party seller. Thank you very, very much. It’s also nice to know my money is going to a good cause. Thank you very much.
- The seller described this 2nd-hand book as Acceptable but I rate it as Good or possibly even Very Good. So I am delighted!.
- Prompt service, book as described. Came in a library acetate cover and had library label inside (as expected). Why buy new when you can get the same for less?
- Excellent Service will buy from this site again. They did exactly what they said they would do and book condition was they said it would be Delivery was actually before the Dates they gave me.
- MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SELLER. GOOD PACKAGING, PROMPT AND ACCURATE SERVICE. THE BOOK WAS ADVERTISED AS SECOND HAND EX-LIBRARY WITH THE USUAL WEAR LIBRARY BOOKS GET. THE DESCRIPTION WAS ACCURATE, THE PRICE REASONABLE.
- Good product, as described, and fast delivery – thanks A+++++
- Thankyou so much factory_books 🙂 very happy xxx amazing pre-loved book,awesome condition bought as a gift for my little sister although I want it 😉 fantastic fast delivery safely wrapped & lovely friendly customer service recommend you to all thankyou again my sister will love this book 🙂 xxxx
- Excellent! Prompt delivery and the book, an ex-library item, is in great condition. I couldn’t have made a better purchase. Most certainly will buy from this store again, thank you!
- Great hardback book in good condition with a nice plastic folio cover – for protection happy to have got it
We have books available here at Trerhondda if you would like to grab yourself a copy:
!!! Just ask at our reception desk for more details !!!
If you the author want us to sell them for you just phone 01443 757954