And help us to promote even more research on early women writers.
The Lower Reading Room at Chawton House
Adopt a book, and you will be directly supporting the work of Chawton House and helping take care of more than 15,000 volumes – all accessible to use for research – in the library’s unique collection.
Adopting a book also makes a perfect gift for your bibliophile friends and family.
Buy as a Gift
Adopting a book also makes a perfect gift for your bibliophile friends and family. By clicking on the ‘Buy as a Gift’ button at the top of the page you can choose a title, provide us with the recipient’s details and the option of including a personal message. If you require further assistance please call us on 01420 541010
Gift Aid your Friendship at no extra cost to you
Chawton House is a registered charity, and Gift Aid is a great way to support us even further. For every £1 you give through your Friendship, we can claim 25p in addition from HM Revenue and Customs at no extra cost to you. Consent to Gift Aid and you will be giving Chawton House at least an extra £9 a year through your Friendship.
You can do this simply by ticking the Gift Aid declaration when you fill out the form to Adopt a Book or by telling us you wish to make a Gift Aid declaration over the phone.
Registered Charity Number 1026921
Registered Company Number 2851718
How to adopt a book
For Options 1 and 2, simply choose your book from our Librarian’s Selection, print and complete the application form, and enclose your donation.
For Option 3, to make a bespoke adoption, please see our online catalogue or contact our Curator, Emma Yandle, on email@example.com to choose your book.
For any other enquiries about our Adopt A Book scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please follow the links to print a form:
Adopt A Book – UK and rest of world [PDF, 209KB]
Adopt A Book – North America [PDF, 244KB]
‘Let me thank you again and again’
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), Pride & Prejudice, 1813