A beloved Marlow bookshop is set to close its doors at the weekend amid plans to redevelop the property.

The Oxfam Bookshop has been a popular fixture in the High Street for a number of years, but it will close down on Saturday after the charity was unable to find another premises.

Brenda Ryan, Oxfam area manager for the Thames Valley, said: “The Oxfam bookshop in Marlow has contributed much to the fight against poverty and been a much-loved part of the local community.

“Sadly, it has been forced to close as the landlord wishes to redevelop the property. So far, we have not been able to find an alternative, affordable premises but will keep looking.

“We know everyone will extremely sorry to see the shop shut. I’d like to thank all our customers, as well as the staff and volunteers who have worked hard over the shop’s years of trading.

“The Oxfam Bookshop in Henley is the now the nearest to Marlow residents who have so generously donated to and bought books from us in the past.”

Oxfam has more than 600 shops across the UK and an online shop, which together bring in more than £20 million every year to help the charity fight extreme poverty and inequality