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Half Price Online Book Sale

Half Price Online Book Sale

We have literally thousands of lovely rare and collectible books for sale on AbeBooks and they are all half price for June 2016. For the whole of this month we have slashed the list prices to half of what they usually are so for valuable books that is quite a big discount. Whether you are […]

A Time to Sow

A Time to Sow

As we pass the spring equinox the time for getting out into the garden is nigh! After an abnormally mild winter,  blossom is starting to show and plants are starting to sprout new growth and the daffodils are out in force. Now is the time to get outside and start work in the allotment, garden, […]

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

You may remember copiously weeping over the 2014 anthology ‘Poems That Make Grown Men Cry’, by father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden. Now the same duo have again teamed up with Amnesty International to make ‘Poems That Make Grown Women Cry. They have asked 100 remarkable women, from Judi Dench to Joan Baez, from Yoko Ono […]

Books Donated to Detainees

Books Donated to Detainees

Books for Amnesty was recently one of two charities to have donated hundreds of books for detainees in police custody. The donation follows a request by Sergeant Jon Hill who works in the Criminal Justice Department and is part of a police drive to ensure more reading material is available to prisoners. This is part […]

Children’s Sale and Autumn Half Term in Bristol

Children’s Sale and Autumn Half Term in Bristol

Half term is always busy and this year it coincides with Halloween. To celebrate the autumn in true Books for Amnesty style, we are having an extended children’s book sale from 21st to 31st October. All teen and children’s books will be 50p or less. We have a large children’s section with loads of great board […]

What happens when a book is recycled?

What happens when a book is recycled?

Books for Amnesty is stocked entirely by donations. Every day we get boxes of lovely books brought in and we are so grateful because this is what keeps us running. But what happens when we get twenty copies of Dan Browns ‘The Da Vinci Code’ or when we get books missing their front covers or covered in crayon? When […]