So what is Leaf and Groove? We are primarily a book shop, dealing in second hand, largely donated books that are sold in order to provide a sustainable income for V22 Libraries. We are currently able to fund the IT support at all three libraries (Forest Hill, Sydenham and Manor House). Leaf and Groove is not, what it certainly is not, is a charity shop. This will is a proper book shop, not piles of poor quality books that have had their corners bent, sand between the pages, jam on the spine, last five pages missing. No, not at all, this is a shop of distinction, a browsers paradise, and a book-lovers dream.
So you understand the leaf part – leaves of a book, leaves from a forest; but what about the groove? That is where the vinyl comes in, and CD’s. Again, this is not a jumble of terrible records that no one wants, we’ll have some of the greats, some obscure treasures and some rare finds.