Sale of duplicate history books at The Hive

Published Thursday, 18th December 2014

Keen local historians are being encouraged to visit The Hive this Friday, where there will be a sale of books.

The books are duplicates of items that are already in the local studies and archaeology library, and will be of interest to those who want to add to their own collections,  to find out more about the place in which they live or simply as a Christmas present!

When the Worcestershire Record Office and Worcestershire Historic Environment Service merged in 2012, the library stock from the three public branches also merged, and the Archive and Archaeology Service now has excess stock of certain books that are no longer part of the local studies and archaeology reference collection.  All the books for sale are duplicates from the library, no archive material is being sold.

Books being sold include journals from local societies and organisations, including Worcestershire Archaeological Society, books about towns, parishes and villages in the county and beyond, and books about important Worcestershire people and events.  

Victoria Bryant, Manager of Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service "Bringing our previous three reference libraries together to create one large local studies and archaeology library at The Hive has meant that those interested in Worcestershire's heritage have a fantastic resource, on one site, to complement their research.  However as a result we have quite a lot of duplicates and we are really pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for local people to purchase these items for their own collections. All proceeds will be fed directly back to Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, so those buying books will be helping to support us and protect Worcestershire's heritage."

The event takes place on Friday 19 December in the Studio at The Hive from 1pm until 4pm.

For more information contact Lisa Snook at, telephone 01905 766353