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Capital at risk
36
Months
14.0%
apr
Director
guaranteed
Capital at risk
Director guaranteed
Amount
£
You make
£
Minimum investment is £100
Total return
£
Monthly repayments
£

Founded by the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, Bookbarn International is one of the largest booksellers in the UK shipping new, used, and rare books from their warehouse in Somerset. Currently holding around 850,000 books, trading internationally via third-party platforms like Amazon, Abebooks, and Barnes & Noble every day. After two successful campaigns with Crowd2Fund, Bookbarn International returns again to raise money to further develop their website, stock purchase and marketing.

Read, Reuse, Recycle.

We are a small, independent business with big ideas. In January 2013 we started to transform and rebuild Bookbarn - giving the old business a transformation with global reach. Our impressive warehouse houses nearly a million books – one of the only ones of its kind, where members of the public are free to visit and browse, in the UK. We are one of the largest booksellers in the country and provide new, second-hand, and rare books, acquired from book dealers, schools, libraries, and so on.

At Bookbarn International we love finding homes for as many used books as possible and sell globally to 10 different countries. We’re on 21 different online platforms that open our reach to 245 different countries internationally. On average 600 orders are processed daily on platforms such as Amazon, Abebooks, eBay, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones Marketplace, and Biblio. Our Somerset location was opened in 2017 and has been a great destination for bibliophiles and those simply looking for an interesting day out, enjoying the perks of our wonderful on-site café.

We are excited to continue this journey and appreciate all of the support thus far. We are now raising funds to further develop our website, stock purchase and marketing.

COVID-Resilience:
There has been a growth in purchases of books and has now it a weekly £4m in purchase since November of 2020.

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This is a returning well established book business with perfect repayment history. The business is showing increasing working capital and a good current ratio. The bank statements show a positive balance and demonstrate affordability to support the loan. The business entered a CVA for 2 years which completed in 2017. The director is providing a personal guarantee, this means that if the business fails the directors become personally liable for the loan. The director is a homeowner, however this does not ensure there are sufficient assets should the loan need to be recovered. There have been no CCJs for the business or directors.

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Business keeps the raised amount even if target is not met.
Loan - product type
Maximum
£ 50k
Raised
£ 50k
Investors
127
Est close date
Funded 3 months ago in 4 days

Where will the funds go?

Technology Development
£30,000
Stock Purchase
£10,000
Marketing
£10,000

Key people

William Marlborough Pryor
Director

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Business brand

London, UK

"Read, Reuse, Recycle."

Incorporated
19 years, 9 months

Risk warning

Past performance and forecasts are not reliable indicators of future results. Your capital invested is not covered for compensation in the event of a loss by the FSCS. Tax treatment will depend on the individual circumstances and may be subject to change. Please see our Risk section before making an investment decision.