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The Hammersmith bookshop was originally set up as a stall in the Hammersmith & City Line tube station, by Amnesty members Christine Pain and Dick Langton, to fund raise for local campaigns. The shop then moved to rented premises on Kings Street and, although it has moved three times since then, it has remained a well-known and much loved staple on King Street. It has always been run by volunteers, some of whom have been with us from the very beginning, and its success lead to the opening of more shops in other parts of the country.

Opening hours:

Monday: 10am - 5pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday: 11am - 3pm

We receive regular donations of fiction and non-fiction, and we take special pride on our literature section which includes classics, and books considered to be of superior, or lasting, artistic merit. We have a special cabinet for old, rare, interesting, and collectable books, whilst our plays and drama section is regularly praised by Drama students. Other strong sections are visual arts, cookery, history, young adults, and children´s. We also sell DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records, and have a range of postcards, greeting cards, and branded Amnesty products.

We are always looking for people to join our volunteer team. If you want to learn more there is a bit more about volunteering in Amnesty bookshops here,  to find out about the vacancies we have email or pop in for a chat.

If you’re thinking of donating to us, please refer to the donation section below. 


Follow Us:

For news on upcoming events, sales and promotions follow us on:

Instagram logo @amnestyhammersmith

Events and Promotions:

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

Once current restrictions are lifted we will resurrect our poetry night, book club, and workshops, etc., so keep an eye on our Instagram posts @amnestyhammersmith for details.

How to find us:

The Amnesty Bookshop
175 King Street
W6 9JT

Our Hammersmith bookshop has moved just a stone’s throw from its previous location, and remains within 9 minutes’ walking distance from Hammersmith underground station (Hammersmith & City Line / Circle Line / Piccadilly Line), and a 4 minute walk from Ravenscourt Station (District Line).

We are also served by several major bus routes (190, 211, 267, 27, 306) - nearest bus stop 'Hammersmith Town Hall' (stop WA).

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There is a low step at the entrance of the shop. Our staff are happy to assist wheelchair users wherever required.

Donations & Collections:

We welcome donations of quality books, vinyl, CDs and DVDs during shop opening hours from Wednesday to Saturday (11am – 5:30pm). If you are bringing more than four boxes of books, please call ahead to arrange details with our staff.

We are currently not doing collections at this time.

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: 0208 222 8158

Or pop into the shop, where the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming.