Bournville Hub is all about books, stories and giving voice to everyone in our community.

The Hub is home to The Bookshop on the Green and Bournville BookFest CIO children's book events.

But more than that, it's a place for discussions. Author events. Open mic evenings. Book groups. Writing workshops.

A home from home for book-lovers, poets and thinkers. Somewhere that inspires people to find their voice, fall back in love with reading, or expand their horizons.

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope”
Kofi Annan
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them”
Lemony Snicket
“Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you”
Barack Obama

A bit of history

Bournville Hub is run by an independent local charity called Bournville Hub CIO. Initially the Hub's purpose was simply to serve the community and during the first 5 years over 50 different activity groups used the space.

This all came to an abrupt halt when the coronavirus pandemic hit Britain in 2020. That summer the Hub became a centre of support, coordinating food box deliveries and neighbourhood street champions. Then it became clear that the fun grandparent-and-toddler groups, history club, digital workshops and yoga could no longer happen safely as we emerged from lockdown.

But the Bookshop on the Green could - and when our doors reopened customers returned with enthusiasm and joy.

And so we're writing a new chapter for Bournville Hub - one which works to the strengths of our team and fills a gap in our community. Bournville Hub isn't stuffy, cliquey or elitist. It's here to serve the community, tell its stories, help people find their voice and bring some really inspiring authors and exciting bookish events to Bournville.

We hope you'll join us for this new adventure! You can keep up to date with the latest events by following us on Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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