‘Shelter’ is a well-known charity in the UK, helping to eradicate homelessness and stand up for the rights of people experiencing it. I regularly trawl the many charity shops of the west end of Glasgow, constantly finding amazing bargains and the odd ‘pure dead brilliant’ find. I am currently proud of my Ralph Lauren chord jacket and Gucci Dicky Bow combination that cost me the grand total of £26!!
Their charity shops are always full of fantastic bargains for clothes, knickknacks, ornaments and books. This particular shop in the west end of the city has started to build up a fantastic book section as well as the usual donations it receives.
The shop is generally run by Glasgow students and other volunteers and they have created a niche for a diverse selection of literature seen in an ever changing window display. Great books on philosophy, politics, sociology, theology, art and fiction sit alongside beautiful cookery books, fantasy novels and the odd collection of 2000AD comics. It’s a real treasure trove for the avid habitue of all things literary.
The shop is situated in the heart of the west end, full of great cafes, bars and restaurants where you can peruse over your purchases with glass of fine wine, latte or cup of chai.
Shelter do so much in the pursuit to end homelessness in the city and further afield and having previously worked in this sector for over 25 years I know just how important every contribution to this cause counts!