Amnesty Bookshops

Our small chain of second-hand bookshops, dotted around the country, are now all re-open following the coronavirus closures. Thank you for your patience whilst we have been working towards this moment – it is wonderful to finally have our doors open again and welcome many of you back!    

Opening hours are currently reduced and we are working towards building them back up over time. If you are planning a visit, to shop or donate, please check the latest information using the links below to ensure that you are up to date on opening hours and arrangements for your local shop. Social media channels will also be regularly updated.   

Naturally, there are some changes within the shops, designed to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe. These are all outlined as you enter each shop and we thank everyone for supporting the measures we’ve put in place.

What hasn’t changed is the warm welcome you can expect and the great range of books to browse!

If you have any questions, please email us at

Find your nearest Amnesty bookshop below, including latest opening hours: 

Make a donation

Our bookshops rely on donations from their local community to fill their shelves. If you give your books to us we will do our best to turn them into money for our human rights work.

When the bookshops reopen we will welcome donations again, and will have processes in place to ensure their quarantine for 72 hours before we sort and display them. If your donation is larger than you can carry in one load, please phone the shop ahead of visiting. This way, they can confirm that they are able to take it, and can plan a convenient time for you to visit the shop. For some sizable donations we are able to arrange a collection, arranged through the shop.

Although our bookshops mostly sell books we do also accept donations of CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. We always take the time to make the most of our donations so if you’ve got something unusual that you think we can make money from please email


Volunteer with Books for Amnesty

Volunteering in our bookshops is a great way to support Amnesty and be involved in the exciting work that our bookshops do. Volunteering in our bookshops can involve serving customers, sorting donations of books, writing social media posts, creating displays, collecting donations or organising events.

Volunteering can be a fun way to gain new skills, meet people or just spend time with thousands of books! We offer full training, all you need is enthusiasm and commitment.

To apply to volunteer in an Amnesty bookshop just fill out the form below and send it to your local bookshop.
If you have any questions about volunteering in our bookshops email us at

Bookshop volunteer role outline
Volunteer application form