Book sale, books from 10p, Gedling, 12 days in April & May

Ex Libris Masked Book Sale, for 2 local charities.  Bargain books, child-friendly, includes a play train & ticket office in the garden.  (Not specifically a home ed thing.)

Dates – three long weekends in April & beginning of May, 2022.
Friday 15 April, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Monday 18.
Friday 22 April, Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Monday 25.
Friday 29 April, Saturday 30, Sunday 1 May, Monday 2.

(plus potential additional one-off days: “If you are immunocompromised or have any other concerns, please ask us to book you in on a separate day from everyone else.”)

Time:  10am to 6pm, drop-in.

Age range:  All ages.

Venue:  16 Vernon Avenue, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3FX.

Area:  South side of Gedling, north side of Carlton.

Price:  Free admission. Books from 10p each. “As we open at Easter, a Gedling supporter has made 40 Easter gift bags for the under-12s, which we’ll be giving away starting on April 17th.  First come, first served.”

Booking:  No need to book.  They can’t take cards, so bring cash if you might want to buy books.

Covid precautions: please see description below.

If you enjoy your first visit, it may be worth coming back another day as well, because they don’t have room to put all the books out at once, so as some sell, they’ll get more out.

Booksale flyer, showing the same info that's in the blog post.
Booksale flyer, with text as in blog post.
About 100 children's books, mostly the skinny picture-book kind, shown end-on in a crate.
A colourful play train (one engine, one carriage which would seat four small children) made partly of treetrunks and partly of flat material, on a sandy base. In the background is a tiny station platform. It's actually in the garden of the people who run the Ex Libris booksales, and is known as the Ex Libris Express.

Our 14th sale, and maybe the last ever!

We have every non-fiction subject under the sun, including a good local section. Our fiction includes: modern, classic, unusual, crime and science fiction. There are all kinds of books for children. Our collectable books are at lower prices than on-line. There’s also the odd really weird book that you wouldn’t believe could or maybe should exist.

LOW PRICES from 10p.

You are invited to bring a tin of vegetarian food for Netherfield Food Bank.

Covid precautions:

We have to print this in advance, so can’t predict the situation at booksale time. We want to keep everyone safe.

FFP2 or FFP3 masks will be required throughout the sale for those aged 12+. (We may have some for sale for people who forget. If you are medically exempt, please contact us beforehand.)

If you can do a lateral flow test before visiting, thank you. Hand sanitiser will be available. We will ensure good ventilation. Some areas may have restrictions on the number of people in them at a time.

If you can come at a less busy time, please do (e.g. 5-6pm; Mondays).

If you are immunocompromised or have any other concerns, please ask us to book you in on a separate day from everyone else.

Contact info:
email: boraxwoman-exlibris at
Facebook: ExLibrisMasked
Twitter: @ExLibrisMasked

Map showing 16 Vernon Avenue:

Bigger map showing 16 Vernon Avenue

Travel / parking:

Buses are frequent – 24, 25, 44 to Main Road/Westdale Lane (Co-op) or 100 to Ousebridge Drive.  There is plenty of on-street parking, but please be considerate of our neighbours, who put up with this sale year after year.  There is a free car park at the top of Ranmoor Road (get a ticket).  And you can park your bicycle in our back garden.


We are child-friendly.  We are mostly, but not wholly, wheelchair accessible, and will help with accessibility wherever we can.