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Books for Amnesty Newcastle

Following the announcement of a further national lockdown we have closed our doors once more, in line with government guidance.

We look forward to when restrictions change and we are able to welcome you back in the bookshop again. We’ll update this page and our social media feeds as soon as we have news, so do keep checking.

In the meantime, some of our online shops are still open. Visit our Books for Amnesty Newcastle Amazon shop. to keep your shelves topped up.

Please don’t leave donations by the shop whilst we are closed. We will let you know when we are able to take them again.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe, and see you very soon!

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