Books for Amnesty Kentish Town

We’ve done it! From now on we expect to be serving dedicated readers 7 days a week (unless we have volunteer shortages).  

Our planned opening hours from now onwards are:  

Monday: 11am – 5pm 

Tuesday: 11am – 5pm (Donation Day) 

Wednesday: 11am – 5pm 

Thursday: 11am – 5pm 

Friday: 11am – 5pm 

Saturday: 11am – 5pm (Donation Day) 

Sunday: 12 – 4pm     

Due to space restrictions, we can only accept donations on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  

If you have a donation of 100+ books, or 5+ boxes / large shopping bags, please either call, or email, the shop: 0207 428 0134 / before travelling, to check that we have enough space to accept it and to arrange a time.  

We strongly suggest you call the shop before dropping off your donation, to see if we have space left in our quarantine zone, as we often have to turn donations away once we’re full up. 

As always, please do not leave donations outside the shop. 

For everyone’s safety, all donations will be quarantined for 72 hours.   

We also ask customers to please sanitise your hands as you enter the shop (hand sanitiser is available at the entrance), and to please wear a face covering, as per government guidance. 

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media channels for weekly stock up-dates: Instagram:  @amnestykentishtown | Twitter: @AmnestyKt | Facebook: @AmnestyKentishTown 

We look forward to seeing you very soon. 

About Books for Amnesty Kentish Town

The newest of our book shops - Amnesty Kentish Town is based in London, on Kentish Town Road, just a few minutes’ walk from Kentish Town underground station and on major bus routes.

We are delighted to be part of this vibrant shopping area and community, and look forward to welcoming you there.  

Come along to browse our large range of Second-hand Books:

  • Fiction – Crime – Sci-fi 
  • Art – Crafts
  • Literature – Poetry – Drama 
  • Science - Social Sciences
  • Psychology – Self help 
  • Children's 
  • Travel 
  • Cookery – Gardening – Hobbies
  • Foreign language books 
  • Biography
  • Philosophy – Religion 
  • Politics 
  • History
  • Collectables 
  • DVDs – CDs – Vinyls 

Plus we have cards and a small range of gifts.

How to find us

Books For Amnesty

308 Kentish Town Road

We're just a few minutes’ walk from Kentish Town underground station and there are major bus routes running outside the shop. 

Opening hours

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am - 6pm 
  • Sunday: 12pm - 4pm


  • The shop is accessed directly from the pavement, with no steps. No steps within the shop itself
  • You can load and unload in front of the shop between 10.00am – 4.00pm

Get involved

Volunteer Our shops are run mainly by volunteers and we are often looking for more! If you’re interested in helping 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 books you’re no longer reading? Vinyls you no longer listen to. 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.  

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: 0207 4280134 

Or pop into the shop.

Volunteer - role outline
Volunteer - application form