How to donate

What can I donate?

We are always pleased to have donations of books. Items must be clean and in a good enough condition to be sold in the shop.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept donations of CDs, DVDs, or cassette tapes.

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

When is it best to bring in donations?

If you have a donation to make, please call the shop (0117 9422969) before travelling, to check that we have space to accept it.

As all donations need to be quarantined for 48 hours, we have limited storage space.

Please do not leave donations outside the shop.

What if I have lots of books but cannot get to the shop?

We would usually arrange to collect them from your home, unfortunately, we have had to temporarily suspend this service.

I have some more expensive books 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 valuable, please bring this to the attention of the volunteers when you come in.

Do you accept magazine or encyclopedias?

I’m afraid we don’t. 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.

At the moment we are not accepting any National Geographic magazines. However, this may change in the future.

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.