The Bookery is indebted to The Old Barn in Glasgow for its continuous support. The Old Barn is home to the Scottish wing of The Bookery. It is run by Claire Bell, a South African-born author and journalist. Since 2010 she and a team of volunteers, including two librarians, have been collecting some of the vast wealth of books in the UK and shipping them onto us. Once a year The Bookery receives about a ton of great quality books for primary and secondary school learners thanks to Claire and her team's efforts.