Browsing in the second hand bookshops here in Cambridge is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures and the Amnesty Bookshop, which has just relocated to the Parker’s Piece end of Mill Road, is a real gem that I keep coming back to.
One of eight Amnesty bookshops, located in cities across the UK, the shop has been part of the vibrant Mill Road community since 1998. Funds raised here go to support the work of Amnesty International as it stands up for humanity and human rights and works to protect women, men and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
Run by Manager, David Float, and staffed by a team of around forty enthusiastic, spirited and committed volunteers, the shop is thriving. New volunteers are always welcome so David would be happy to hear from you either in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make yourself known and find out more.
David believes that the city is very in tune with the work of Amnesty International and the shop enjoys huge support, both in terms of sales and book donations of all sizes (their largest single donation in the past year comprised six thousand books!). Further sales are made online through Amazon.
The shelves in this bright shop are neatly ordered with a wealth of sections ranging from the occult to gardening. While novels are always in demand, art, philosophy and religion are bestselling categories with the anthropology and cosmology sections also proving popular. A selection of vinyl is for sale alongside sheet music and greetings cards. In the run up to the festive season, Amnesty International T shirts, tote bags, calendars and Christmas cards will be stocked.
4 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD