Press release: 50 days to our next book sale!

40 Years of quality books at knock-down prices

Amnesty International Book Sale

9am-5pm Saturday 21 June 2014

Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 8BF

The Blackheath and Greenwich Group of Amnesty International is holding its annual fund-raising book sale on Saturday 21 June at the Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 (10 minutes walk up Lewisham Hill from Lewisham BR, DLR & Bus Station). Doors open at 9am.

The local group has collected thousands of books from a variety of sources, including publishers and book reviewers as well as individual donors. The quality of books – many of which are brand new – is exceptionally high, and there will be plenty of bargains to be found, from second-hand paperbacks to review copies of recently-published novels.

The group’s book sales – now in their 40th year – are established as Amnesty International’s most successful local fundraising event in the UK, raising over £270,000 over the years. In addition they are a much loved event and tradition for many in the local area.

Amnesty International works worldwide for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair trials for political prisoners and an end to torture, extrajudicial executions, disappearances and the death penalty. The Blackheath and Greenwich group has done a lot of campaigning work on human rights in Syria and women’s rights and meets at 8pm on the second Tuesday of each month at St. Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, Blackheath.

For more information about the Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich group see

For more information regarding this release contact:

Simon at

If you want to do a feature on the event and would like to speak to a group member who has seen how the book sales have changed over the years please let me know. Photographs are also available.

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