The Sustainable Book Club

Hi! I'm Charlie and I'm @sustainablebookclubuk!

Before The End Times I was an actor, writer and bar-worker (in that order in my mind, but not necessarily IRL). I was in the middle of a national tour when lockdown hit, and - for the first time ever - had acting work booked in for the entire rest of the year without any gaps. Lololol. As I watched each job get cancelled, and spent more and more time just staring at the walls and crying, I somehow managed to come up with the idea for The Sustainable Book Club.

My mum and dad (a wig maker and an actor respectively) left me a lot of books when they died, and I'd been carrying them around for a decade. I had the idea of picking one out and gifting it, with a number of sustainable treats, as a little care package for a few of my friends, all in eco-friendly packaging. These went down a treat, so I turned it into a business! All contents are either vintage, second-hand, sustainable, eco-friendly, good for the planet or good for you, and sometimes all of the above!

Boxes start at £10 for one-offs and I also offer 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions! 10% of profits goes to charities (at the moment @actingforothers and @crusecare). Find me at Email me at I also have an Etsy shop if you prefer that:

#books #vintagebooks #booklovers #charity #ecofriendly #sustainable #subscriptionboxes #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #tea #treats #recyclablepackaging #carepackage #preloved #reducereuserecycle

With thanks to Mike and Judie Saunders for their financial support of this project. 

Not On The West End is a registered Etsy Affiliate. When you buy something having clicked through from this site we make a very small amount of money. This does not charge either sellers or customers, but rather Etsy themselves. This money will be used to maintain the website and keep the project running. 

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