We’re all working together; that’s the secret.

The Unwin Charitable Trust supports projects connected with the book trade.
From publishing training, through mentoring in bookselling, to reading for pleasure
– beginning to end.

Booksellers’ Mentoring Programme

Launched in September 2017, our Booksellers’ Mentoring Programme assists small, independent high-street booksellers by funding free professional advice from highly experienced booksellers…

Mentoring Programme Application

You can complete the application form on this website or on the Booksellers Association website to arrange a visit or phone call. Our mentor can guide and advise you.

Charitable Grants

The Trust will support projects that encourage reading and literacy or support the commercial education of those involved in the book trade, especially booksellers.

Supporting publishing, bookselling and literacy

The Unwin Charitable Trust was established in 1975 by the publisher Rayner Unwin CBE and was founded on a bequest from his father, Sir Stanley Unwin. Sir Stanley Unwin (1884–1968) was one of the most distinguished publishers of the 20th century and founded George Allen & Unwin Ltd in 1914...