Books for Amnesty York

We are back open!

We are delighted our Goodramgate bookshop is open once again, it has been lovely to be able to see and serve our wonderful customers!

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:          10.30am - 4.30pm

Tuesday:         10.30am - 4.30pm

Wednesday:    10.30am - 4.30pm

Thursday:        10:30am – 4.30pm

Friday:             10:30am – 4.30pm

Saturday:        10.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday:           Closed

In order to enable physical distancing, we can only admit two 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 (01904) 541117 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 hours. Please also note that we are now no longer able to accept donations of the following items: DVDs/Blu Ray discs, CDs, and vinyl records. As always, please do not leave donations outside the shop.

If you wish to make a larger donation but are unable to transport it to the shop yourself, please get in touch and we will be happy to arrange a doorstep collection, providing it is all suitably boxed or bagged.

See you soon!

Opened in May 2012, our York book shop is the second youngest in our chain. Based within the city walls, it is a stones throw from York Minister.

Come along to browse and buy the best in:

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

How to find us

Books for Amnesty York is based at:

42 Goodramgate
York YO1 7LF

We're just a fifteen minute walk from the station, and a less than five minute stroll from York Minister.

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Opening hours

Monday-Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm


  • Blue badge parking in bays opposite shop
  • Shop based on one floor with small doorstep at front
  • Five minutes walk from central carparks

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 Buy online from our Abe account.  

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: 01904 541 117

Visit our website

Or pop into the shop.

Volunteer - role outline
Volunteer - application form