Healthy Planet is pleased to announce that we have a new 'Books
for Free' centre opening this Saturday 2 June in
The Fareham shop, situated on the junction of West Street and
Kings Road, is one of 29 centres across the country providing free
books to the public and stopping thousands of books going into
Shaylesh Patel, founder of Healthy Planet, said:
"When books are sent to landfill there's a financial cost to the
community and the environmental cost is even greater.
"We don't have to waste these resources - people can make use of
empty buildings and learn from books even when times are tight.
This initiative saves everyone money - councils, residents, and
commercial landlords who receive a discount on their business rates
through hosting us in their shops."
Since the Books for Free initiative started in 2010 Healthy Planet
has given away more than 1.6 million books and saved over 150
tonnes from going to landfill.
To find out more about the initiative visit the Books
For Free page or view our interactive
map to see if there is a Books for Free centre near you.