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We may be tucked away, but this peaceful oasis has been serving the local community for over a decade and is very much on the map for book lovers in the area. Do come along and browse the bookshelves, constantly changing as new donations come in. Expect to find a warm and friendly welcome from our knowledgeable volunteer team, and fantastic second-hand books.   

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm

We receive regular donations of both new and second-hand books, keeping our shelves constantly refreshed with exciting new and some not-so-new (and a few rare) titles! We have an eclectic mix of non-fiction both old and current, including a creative writing section, as well as an impressive history and political selection. If it's something less taxing you want, our bays of contemporary fiction are bursting with titles sure to please your taste.

We also have a great range of greetings cards all year, and ethically sourced gifts especially at Christmas.

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 new donations, events and promotions follow us on: 

Instagram logo @booksforamnestynewcastle

Events and Promotions:

We want our shop to be part of the community and for everyone to feel welcome. 

Our events programme is growing, so watch this space and follow us on Instagram to find out about up and coming plans.

How to find us:

The Amnesty Bookshop
Unit 5, Charlotte House
92 Westgate Road

We're just a four-minute walk from the Central Station, and six minutes from the bus station, opposite the Salsa Club.


The shop floor is on one level and is wheelchair accessible from the street.

There is no parking immediately outside the shop, but there are some parking meters and car parks nearby.

Donations & Collections:

We welcome your donations of quality books, vinyl, and DVDs. Small donations of one or two small bags/ boxes are welcome anytime, for larger donations please call us to arrange delivery. 

Plus, if you are a UK taxpayer, we can sign you up for retail gift aid and help your donation to raise even more.

If possible, please pack your books in sturdy bags or boxes that you do not wish returned, and limit the weight so that each can be easily carried by one person.

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: 0191 222 0920

Or pop into the shop.