Today’s the day for the #AmnestyBookSale

We’re ready. Are you? Starts 9am. At Church of the Ascension.


#AmnestyBookSale – Volunteers wanted

This week on weekday evenings from 7-9pm and at the weekend from 4-6pm we require volunteers to assist with sorting and pricing books at our garage on Dartmouth Row. If you can help please email to confirm and find out details – thanks for any support you can offer.

Press Release: Legendary Amnesty Book Sale Returns

Amnesty International Book Sale

9am-5pm Saturday 16 June 2018

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 44th year on Saturday 16 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 or email

For more information regarding this press release contact:

Simon Ware  

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.


Group meeting tonight

It’s our local group meeting tonight. Join us to discuss support for refugees in Lewisham, the legendary Amnesty book sale and feedback from the Amnesty UK Conference and AGM. All welcome at St Margarets, Brandram Road for meeting starting 7.30pm (doors open 7.15pm).

To contact us with any questions or queries email