OwnBooks Inspires

What is OwnBooks Inspires?


This is the name given to our active and popular workshops, that are completely free for all participants. 

What are the workshops for?


We offer fun ART MAKING workshops for young people and their families to work creatively

together. These are run by high quality professional artists as facilitators. We utilise books from our scheme which are too worn and dilapidated and offer opportunities, space and time to get imaginative by making artworks with them.


These are very popular with children and adults working together intergenerationally in community settings and we endeavour to run these free of charge for participants when we get the funding.

We also offer mentoring and training workshop facilitation for young adults wishing to have

work experience in this activity.

Want to help?


If you want to get involved with the workshops or have one in your school or venue, feel free to contact us.

No book left behind


The materials used in our workshops to build book houses or castles are actually from old books that are no longer in a good enough state to be distributed out for use. Instead they are recycled for the workshops.

Success with every event


Interested, or know other people who might be?   Spread the word! We appreciate all the help we can get and we welcome you to be part of our fast growing Own Books Community.