New start for former Marks & Spencer unit in Boston

The former Marks & Spencer unit in Boston is to re-open as a charity shop.

The former Marks & Spencer unit in Boston.
The former Marks & Spencer unit in Boston.

Work is currently taking place at the site in Market Place ready for it to become a GET (Global Educational Trust) Free Books shop.

The trust was founded in 2011 and aims to make reading free and available to all by distributing free books into society.

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Its first book shop opened the following year; in them, books which have been saved from landfill are offered free to customers (up to three each visit). Customers may make a donation to the trust and while there learn about its work.

The charity has had a base in Boston for a number of years, most recently in the former Poundstretcher unit.

A spokesman for the shop said: “We are delighted that we have a new venue for our GET Free Books shop, the ex-M&S.

“We have been in Boston for quite some time and have built up a regular customer base, so we are very happy to be staying.”

Marks & Spencer closed in Boston in April of last year, despite a campaign to save it.

For more on the trust, visit