Books for Amnesty

Like Amnesty? Love books? Books for Amnesty is our chain of shops across the UK selling the best in second-hand books and raising money for human rights. 

Staffed by volunteers and selling stock donated by you, Books for Amnesty really is the perfect option for all conscientious bookworms. 

Pop along to one of our eight shops.

Or you can buy online. Search 'Books for Amnesty' on AbeBooks

Our bookshops

We have eight bookshops across the country. And they don’t just sell books – they also stock vinyl, greetings cards, maps and much more. 

All are staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers and opening hours vary. Find details of your local store: 

Make a donation

Having a clear out but want your books to go to a good home? If they are in good, saleable condition, we’d love to take them on! 

We always make sure we get the best use of your books. 

We get the best possible price for rare or valuable books by selling them on the internet, at book fairs or through specialist dealers. 

And we look after all other titles through our bookshops, filed and cared for by our team of dedicated volunteers. 

How to donate your books

It’s easiest if you make your donations in store during opening hours. But if this doesn’t work for you, please contact your local shop - where possible, we will help make alternative arrangements. 

Please note: We also don’t accept donations of magazines or encyclopaedias, except by special arrangement.

If you have any questions about our shops, email us at

Volunteer with Books for Amnesty

Volunteers are vital to the existence of our book shops. Without the people who generously donate their time, we wouldn’t be able to run them. We’re always on the look out for members of this dedicated team. 

If you have a bit of spare time, a lot of love for books and are keen to help out, we’d love to hear from you.

Download an application form and full description here, or visit a shop to find out more about volunteering with Books for Amnesty.

Completed application forms should be returned to the shop at which you are interested in volunteering, in person or by post. 

Bookshop volunteer role outline
Volunteer application form