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Amnesty Bookshops

All of our shops across England are now open following the latest lockdown, and we are delighted to have our doors open again and be welcoming customers back.

Plans are also being made for our shop in Edinburgh, due to open very soon from 26 April, unless there are changes to the government roadmaps.   

Please check the latest information for your local shop, using the links below, to ensure that you are up to date on opening hours and arrangements in your area. Social media channels will also be regularly updated to keep you informed with the latest shop news.  

Rest assured that we have worked hard to make our shops as safe as possible, for our teams and customers, and all of our COVID-19 safety measures remain in place for when you visit. And as ever, a warm welcome also awaits you!

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

If you have any questions, please email us at

If you don’t live near one of our shops, you can still support us by buying Online at - Books for Amnesty Amazon or Books for Amnesty Abe

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