Books for Amnesty Newcastle

Reopening news

We are delighted to announce the reopening of our Newcastle bookshop on Monday 20 July. Thank you for your patience whilst we have been getting everything ready – we look forward to seeing you.

Opening days and times may 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 ahead to check that we are definitely open. Our opening hours for the coming week are:

Monday:          11.00am - 5.00pm 

Tuesday:          11.00am - 5.00pm 

Wednesday:    11.00am - 5.00pm 

Thursday:         11.00am - 5.00pm 

Friday:              11.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday:         11.00am - 5.00pm 

Sunday:            Closed

In order to enable physical distancing, we can only admit four customers to the shop at any one time, and a physically distanced queuing system will be in place outside the shop.

If you wish to make a donation which is larger than one person can carry in one trip, before you set off please call the shop (0191 222 0920) to ensure we have enough space to accept your donation and to arrange a time to donate. For everyone’s safety, all donations will be quarantined for 72 hoursAs always, please do not leave donations outside the shop.

Our Newcastle shop has been serving the local community for over a decade. This peaceful oasis stocks high quality books from £1.50-£6.00.

Come along to browse and buy the best in:

  • Second hand books, both fiction and non-fiction
  • Children's books
  • Vinyl
  • Poetry
  • Foreign language fiction and non-fiction
  • Short stories
  • Biography
  • Philosophy
  • Greetings cards
  • Travel books

How to find us

Books for Amnesty Newcastle is based at:

Unit 5, Charlotte House
92 Westgate Road
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4AF

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

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Opening hours

Monday-Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday: closed


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No parking immediately outside, but some parking metres and car parks nearby

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.

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


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.

Volunteer - role outline
Volunteer - application form