#AmnestyBookSale: Call for book donations 

The Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich group are preparing for their annual book sale on Sat 17 Jun. As is usual we welcome book donations from individuals, organisations and publishers. If you have any books to donate please email AIBG.enquiries@gmail.com for details of how to. Feel free to share this post.


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#AmnestyBookSale Volunteers Wanted

In preparation for the book sale we are asking from those that support it to help us get ready for the big day or help out on it.

In advance of the day we will require volunteers at our garage on Dartmouth Row from Monday 15 May. The garage will be open weekdays 7-9pm and weekends 4-6pm.

On the day (Saturday 17 June) we would appreciate help at any time of day between 9-5. However we would really appreciate help between 5-7pm to help tidy up the church and loads books into vans.

If you can help email us in any way please contact us on AIBG.enquiries@gmail.com

For full details of the book sale visit http://www.amnestybg.wordpress.com/next-booksale 

Press Release: Legendary #AmnestyBookSale Returns

Amnesty International Book Sale

9am-5pm Saturday 17 June 2017

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

10 minutes walk up Lewisham Hill from Lewisham National Rail, and DLR Station

The Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty Book Sale hosted by the local Amnesty International Blackheath and Greenwich group returns for its 43rd year on Saturday 17 June 9am-5pm at the Church of the Ascension. This is a regular event, much loved by the local community and buyers from further afield. The church is filled with over 10,000 high-quality books at low prices.

 Chair of the Group, Rachel Errington looking forward to the event says:

“The quality of books is very high and the prices are astonishingly affordable. There is a wide variety of bargains to be found, from second-hand paperbacks to review copies of recently published novels.”

The Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich Group’s book sales, are established as Amnesty International’s most successful local fundraising event in the UK, raising £300,000 across the years. The events are so popular that there is always a queue of people waiting to get in when the doors open with some of them travelling many miles to attend.

The book sale is also a campaign event so people should come prepared to both buy books as well as to sign petitions for the group’s campaigns.

Amnesty International works worldwide to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

For more information about the Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich group see www.amnestybg.wordpress.com or email aibg.enquiries@gmail.com