Books for Amnesty Bristol

Latest news

We are delighted that our Gloucester Road bookshop has reopened and it has been wonderful to see some of our customers again.

Opening days and times are likely to vary for the foreseeable future while we work to get fully up and running again and we will keep them updated on this page.  If you are making a special journey to the shop, please ring and check that we will be open. Our planned opening hours for this coming week are:

Monday:              10.30am - 3.30pm

Tuesday:             10.30am - 3.30pm

Wednesday:        10.30am - 3.30pm

Thursday:            10.30am - 3.30pm

Friday:                 10.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday:             11am - 4.30pm

Sunday:                Closed

If you have a donation to make, please call the shop (0117 9422969) before travelling, to check that we have enough space to accept it. We have limited space and are expecting high donation volumes. For everyone’s safety, all donations will be quarantined for 72 hours.  As always, please do not leave donations outside the shop.

About Books for Amnesty Bristol

Our Bristol shop has been serving the local community for over a decade. It is now an established part of the Bishopston scene, known as one of the best (and friendliest) bookshops in the west.

Come along to browse and buy the best in:

  • Second-hand books, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Childrens books
  • Graphic novels
  • CDs, DVD, and vinyl
  • Foreign language books
  • Sheet music
  • Amnesty branded bags, t-shirts and cards

How to find us

Books for Amnesty Bristol is based at:

103 Gloucester Road
Bristol BS7 8AT

The shop is located on the A38, about a mile north of the city centre, opposite a small post office and art shop.

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Opening hours

Monday-Friday: 10.00am-4.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am-5.00pm
Sunday: Closed


  • Parking is limited to one hour and permitted 9.30am -4.30pm only
  • There is a small free car park ¼ of a mile north
  • Ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs
  • Basement is not accessible to wheelchairs

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.

Come to the Record Fair We have a stall at the monthly Colston Hall record fair selling CDs, DVDs, music books and photographs.

Buy online Can’t make it to the store? You can also buy books stocked by Books for Amnesty Bristol on

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.
Phone: 01179 422 969

Find us on Facebook

Or pop into the shop.

Volunteer - role outline
Volunteer - application form