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Books for Amnesty Edinburgh

Following the announcement of a further national lockdown we have closed our doors once more, in line with government guidance.

We look forward to when restrictions change and we are able to welcome you back in the bookshop again. We’ll update this page and our social media feeds as soon as we have news, so do keep checking.

In the meantime, some of our online shops are still open. See the links on the shop pages to keep your shelves topped up.

Please don’t leave donations by the shop whilst we are closed. We will let you know when we are able to take them again.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe, and see you very soon!

About Books for Amnesty Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh shop opened its doors in October 2016, offering Marchmont residents such as Inspector Rebus and Miss Jean Brodie a much-needed local bookshop.

Come along to browse and buy the best in second hand books. Our shelves include:

  • Scottish authors
  • Local interest
  • Collectibles
  • Politics
  • Children's books
  • Vinyl
  • Poetry and Short stories
  • Biography
  • Greetings cards and Amnesty products

How to find us

Amnesty Bookshop is based at: 12 Roseneath Street, Marchmont, Edinburgh, EH9 1JH

Opening hours

Monday:        12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:       12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  12:00 - 18:00
Thursday:      12:00 - 18:00
Friday:           12:00 - 18:00
Saturday:       12:00 - 18:00
Sunday:         12:00 - 16:00

If you are bringing donations please call ahead to check that we are open.


  • There is a loading bay for drop-offs outside
  • There is pay and display parking in neighbouring streets
  • The shop is right beside the 41 bus stop
  • The shop is on one level with a small step at the entrance

Get involved

Volunteer: Our shops are run mainly by volunteers so we’re always looking for more! If you’re interested in helping out and can spare four hours a week, please pop in for a chat and an application form. You can also download the role outline and application form below.

Donate: Got records you haven’t listened to for years? Or books you’re no longer reading? Don't put them in the attic, bring them down to the shop and donate to support human rights. We also accept CDs and DVDs.

Buy online: Amnesty Bookshop Edinburgh - Amazon

Contact us

If you want to get in touch about any of the above or have any other questions, we’d love to hear from you.

Email us:

Call us: 0131 221 1596

Or pop into the shop!

Volunteer - application form
Volunteer - role description