Amnesty International hold regular book sales at their Shoreditch offices. The sales offer a mix of second-hand, donated books and a smaller selection to new literature provided by publishers sympathetic to the cause. The event is always well attended with plenty of fusty book dealers looking for new stock, as well as those just seeking a few literary bargains to add to their library. The stock covers anything from antiquarian sheet music to new fiction, but the pricing policy is simple with all books sold for just £1.
There is always a queue forming before the doors open on the day of the sales and it doesn't take long for some shoppers to form tottering piles of books in corners of the hall in preparation for the check out. There are lots of regulars that seem to know each other and take time out to chat about their latest acquisitions and of course, discuss the ones that got away. But this is not a closed shop and new visitors are always welcome and can just drop-in on sale days with no need to register in advance.
Human Rights Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
Next event: 10th May 11am-6pm
The Amnesty International Book Sale is featured in the new edition of Book Lovers' London along with many other book events, bookshops, libraries, book binders and much more.