Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

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The BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour) and LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) community deserve to read, regardless of their financial position.
The "Pay It Forward" option encourages our customers to donate so we can provide books for the BIPoC/ LGBTQIA+ community for free. 
We will not be policing anyone's financial position, but we ask that you use this option only when needed, and consider others who may benefit from it too.

How to Donate/Pay It Forward: 

Customers can choose to pay forward a value of 2€, 5€, 10€, 15€ and 20€ onto their order. This will go into The Gentle Bookshop's "Pay It Forward" piggy bank. 

How to Claim the Pay It Forward: 

If you are BIPoC/LGBTQIA+ and would like to read a book from our collection for free, please:

1). Send us an email at or Instagram @thegentlebookshop with the subject: Pay It Forward and a link to the item you would like to purchase from our website. 

2). We will let you know how much we have in our 'Pay it Forward' piggy bank, and if we have any/enough we will create a digital gift voucher for the amount.

How To Use The Voucher:

  1. Add your products into the basket - please note the total balance must be used in one go, any remaining amount is not transferable.
  2. At checkout, in the 'Discount' box, type the unique 12 digit voucher code, then click 'Apply'. 
  3. Enter your information and continue to shipping method. 
  4. Continue with the payment if any balance left and click "Complete order". 

The Gentle Bookshop will cover the costs of shipping.