Odiham Book Exchange

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Who we are

The Odiham Book Exchange offers a wide selection of carefully quality-controlled books. We offer a wide range of adult fiction. both popular and more serious modern fiction as well as romance, crime, thrillers, some classics and biographies. For children we offer both fiction and non-fiction and we have a large selection of young adult fiction. We also offer talking books and large print books.

How to join

Anyone can become a member of Odiham Book Exchange. Please download the membership form and bring it with you on your first visit. Alternatively we have membership forms in the Book Exchange for you to complete on your first visit.

All members will be issued with a membership card for the minimum donation of £1.00 per adult card. The cards will be free to those members under 18 years of age. Please bring your donation in cash as cards are not currently accepted.

Download the form here: Book Exchange Membership Form 2023

How does the Odiham Book Exchange work

The Book Exchange works by exchanging between one and six books that you bring with you for the same number of your choice, up to a maximum of six books per member at each visit.

We will accept all types of children’s books including both fiction and non-fiction. For young adults and adults we accept fiction, biographies, talking books and large print books. All in good condition please.

There are no return dates for books you have exchanges, so no fines.

Book Donations

Due to lack of space WE CANNOT ACCEPT BULK DONATIONS OF BOOKS, we can only accept small donations of up to six books at a time. We suggest you keep any large quantities of books to donate to the Book Stall at the Church Fete.

How to support the Odiham Book Exchange

Odiham Book Exchange is a community project supported by volunteers and will be dependent on financial donations to support the running costs. If you would like to help please email subscribers@odihambookexchange.co.uk to register your support for the Friends of Odiham Book Exchange or download this explanation of the Friends’ purpose with supporter form.

How to find out more

For further up to fate information follow the Odiham Book Exchange on social media at https:/www.facebook.com/odihambookexchange

How to access Hampshire Libraries

If you were a member of the former Odiham library you are able to use all Hampshire public libraries – the closest branches are at Alton, Basingstoke, Chineham and Fleet.

You can get information on all public libraries in Hampshire, including the full range of services on offer and opening times, on the HCC website at www.hants.gov.uk/library.

If you do not have access to the internet you can get information public libraries by calling 0300 555 1387. Hampshire County Council Library Services also operate a Home Library Service and a Good Neighbour Service that may be of help if you are unable to visit the Library. Please visit the website or call 00300 555 1387 for further information.