Books for Amnesty Edinburgh

Temporary Closure Notice

To safeguard our staff and volunteers we have decided to close our Amnesty bookshops until further notice. I hope you will understand why we have made this decision and we look forward to seeing you in the shops again soon.
If you have any donations, please wait until the shop reopens to bring it along – when we will gratefully receive it as usual. Please do not leave donations outside the shop.
As soon as we're back on our feet and open you to come and browse all the wonderful books we have to offer, we'll let you know. Keep checking back and take care. 

Our Norwich Book Shop opened in August 2018 and is the newest in our group. Based on Unthank Road, it is within easy reach of the city centre, set on a shopping street in the Golden Triangle.

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: 10AM - 6PM
Tuesday: 10AM - 6PM
Wednesday: 10AM - 6PM
Thursday: 10AM - 6PM
Friday: 10AM - 6PM
Saturday: 10AM - 6PM
Sunday: 12PM - 4PM

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