Town centre book store re-opens after repair work

St Catherine's retail co-ordinator Heather Taylor at the refurbished Chorley book shop
St Catherine's retail co-ordinator Heather Taylor at the refurbished Chorley book shop

A popular book store has finally re-opened its doors following months of specialist structural repairs.

The St Catherine’s Book Shop in Chapel Street, Chorley town centre, was closed since last summer while work was carried out to ensure it was safe to open again.

And the shop, which raises money for the Lostock Hall charity, is now back in business.

Rachel Hewitt, head of trading at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted to be starting 2016 with the re-launch of the shop.

“We’d like to thank all our customers and supporters for their patience while the specialist repair work was completed, and are looking forward to welcoming faces old and new to the shop over the coming weeks.”

Rachel added: “We have a fantastic range of adult’s and children’s fiction on offer, as well as CDs and DVDs.

“The shop is also great for local history and railway books - so be sure to call by and see what’s in store.”

The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, with a view to re-opening on Saturdays in the near future.

It costs around £5m to run the hospice each year. The hospice receives just over a quarter of this huge total from the NHS, with the remaining £3.7m raised through charitable support.

For more information on the charity’s work, visit www.stcatherines.co.uk.