Books for Amnesty Edinburgh

Reopening news

We are delighted to announce the reopening of our Roseneath Street bookshop. Thank you for

your patience whilst we have been getting everything ready – we look forward to seeing you soon.

You can find our new regular opening days and times below, though please be aware that these may vary from week to week for the foreseeable future while we work to get fully up and running again and we will keep them updated on this page. If you are making a special journey to the shop, please ring ahead to check that we are definitely open.

Please contact us on 0131 221 1596 to book an appointment if you are planning to bring a large donation to us. If your donation is small enough to be carried by a single person, i.e. two bags or a single box of books or less, then we are happy to receive it without an appointment. For everyone’s safety, all donations will be quarantined for 48 hours. Please also note that we are now no longer able to accept donations of the following items: DVDs/Blu Ray discs, CDs, and vinyl records. As ever, please do not leave donations outside the shop.

In order to enable physical distancing, we can only admit six customers to the shop at any one

time, and a physically distanced queuing system will be in place outside the shop.

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:         Closed
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