Bookshop @ 103 Gloucester Rd, Bristol

How to donate

Inside Books for Amnesty BristolWhat can I donate?

We are always pleased to have donations of books, vinyl, CDs and DVD’s in reasonable condition.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept donations of magazines, VHS tapes or, except by special arrangement, sets of encyclopedias.

Our stock consists entirely of donations and turnover is high so if you have books, vinyl, CDs or DVD’s to spare, why not donate them to raise money for Amnesty International.

When is it best to bring in donations?

Please deliver donations to the shop during opening hours.

As an alternative, with prior arrangement we can be at the shop at 6.30 p.m. most evenings (when parking is easier). If you can deliver them then we can unload them for you.

What if I have lots of books, vinyl, CDs or DVD’s or cannot get to the shop?

If you have a big donation that you are really unable to deliver, please ring 07787424541 or e-mail Books For Amnesty and we will see what we can do. It may take us some time to arrange a collection so please give us as much notice as possible!

We also now have the use of storage space in Cotham, and donations can be delivered there by prior arrangement if that is easier for you.

If you have enough to donate to make the hire of a van an economic proposition for us, we may be able to do so.

I have some more expensive books, vinyl, CDs and DVD’s to donate, what will you do with them?

We have several means of ensuring that we get the best possible prices for rare or valuable books, by selling them on the internet, at auction etc. Please be assured that we will take every care to identify and make the best of your donation.

If you know your items are valuble, please bring this to the attention of the volunteers when you come in.

I have some slightly tatty books that I want to get rid of, are they any use to Books for Amnesty?

We are currently subscribed to a book recycling scheme who pay us to take away any unwanted books. So yes, any books unfit for resale will still make Amnesty a bit of money.

Do you accept magazine or encyclopedias?

I’m afraid we dont. We will just recycle these and although we get money for the recycling, it takes up a lot of space that we don’t really have.

 Have you thought about leaving us your library in your will, so that your books can help us in our fight for human rights after your death?  Books do not always prove to be a useful legacy to leave to your family, they may find them difficult to dispose of, or may not be able to get the amount for them that the books are worth.

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