The Association runs a bookstall, currently looked after by Margaret Oram, which is at present at most Association events i.e. the AGM in May, the District ADMs in February, and some of the Saturday events through the year.
The bookstall stocks a large number of Central Council publications as well as others from Sherbourne Teaching Aids, The Whiting Society, the Yorkshire Association and David Marshall. Other publications can easily be obtained if requested.
The bookstall covers a wide range of subjects covering learning, teaching, bell maintenance, methods and compositions. The current stock includes:
The New Ringer’s Book
One way to teach Bell Handling
One per Learner
Criblines - diagrams of Minor Methods
“A Ringer’s Guide to Learning the Ropes”, published by the Association of Ringing Teachers, and a sample copy of Bill Butler’s book, “On this day….” have recently been added to the stock.
Books published by the Association are also available; these are David Kirkcaldy’s history “The Sussex County Association of Change Ringers 1885 – 2010” and “Masters of the SCACR” compiled by Christine Baldock.
It is not practical to keep large quantities of books in stock, but such is the efficiency of all the suppliers that copies can be obtained in a matter of days.
There is also a “Bargain Box” of books, now out of print or dog-eared, which are available for a small donation.