A NEW bookshop at the National Trust offices in Marsden, set to open on Easter Saturday, will support moorland restoration work.

From now on, those visiting the offices - located next to Marsden station - during weekend and holiday opening hours will be able to browse a wide selection of titles.

All have suggested donations of £1 for children’s books, £1.50 for paperbacks and £2 for hardbacks, and proceeds raised will support the Trust’s moorland restoration work.

Ian Dowson, area ranger for Marsden Moor, said, “We are so excited to open our bookshop, which we hope will be a popular addition to our offices.

"We have a great group of new volunteers to help us, who have hit the ground running and created this lovely space.

Also returning this spring are plant sales, which are held every Friday from 10am to 2.30pm in the yard at the offices – as well as a special Easter sale this Sunday.

“The money raised from all of these sales will help us restore the moorland, including areas that have been affected by fires in recent years," said Mr Dowson. 

The bookshop will open on weekend days from March 30 from 10am to 3pm.