Set up in 1998, our Cambridge bookshop has become a well-established and much loved part of the Mill Road community. It is run by dedicated and passionate volunteers, is always brimming with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction thanks to brilliant local donations, and is a space where everyone is welcome.

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Our shelves are always changing thanks to the wonderful donations that we receive, and you can expect to find well-stocked sections, with particular strengths in art, philosophy, history and the social sciences. You can also browse a selection of rare and unusual books, as well as Greek and Latin texts, sheet music, maps and a decent foreign languages section.

Alongside the books we also sell a range of greeting cards and branded Amnesty products, as well as a wider ethical gift offer at Christmas.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team we would love to hear from you. For more details click here.

And if you’re thinking of donating to us, please see the donation section below for our local arrangements.  


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Events and Promotions:

Our shops often host sales and promotions, so be sure to check in regularly to see what's on offer. 

How to find us:

Books For Amnesty
4 Mill Road

We are just a 10-minute walk away from the centre of Cambridge, and 15 minutes from the train station.


The shop is on one level with a small doorstep at the front.

For those coming by car, there's on-street pay-and-display parking off Mill Road on Devonshire Road, on Mill Street, and at the top of Glisson Road. There is also a pay-and-display car park behind the Bath House, on the corner of Mill Road. 

Donations & Collections:

We welcome your donations of quality books, vinyl, 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: 01223 362 496

Or pop into the shop, where you'll always find someone who's happy to help.