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Books for Amnesty York

Please note that our Amnesty Bookshop at 42 Goodramgate is now closed. After a great 10 years trading there, it is time to move on, and we would like to thank everyone who supported the shop – with donations, as a customer, or by volunteering.  

We very much hope to be sharing news about a new shop in York very soon, so please do check this page and follow our Instagram page (@booksforamnestyyork) for updates.

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:

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