A popular bookshop in York has emptied its shelves and closed its doors.
But the team at Books For Amnesty on Goodramgate say they hope that this is just the end of one chapter – and the story will go on.
Now bereft of books and with plastic wrap covering the windows, the shop, which raised money for human rights charity Amnesty, is gone from its Goodramgate home.
But it is actively looking for a new home. In a message posted to the doorway, the team said:
To all our neighbours and customers,
Thank you all so much for all the support you have shown us over the last ten years.
We have loved being part of the community, and are sorry that the time has come for us to leave Goodrangate behind.
We are now looking forwards to taking our next steps, and are hoping to reopen soon at a new location.
We look forward to seeing you again!
Opened in May 2012, the York bookshop is the second youngest in a chain opened to support human rights charity Amnesty.
It opened five days a week and was largely staffed by volunteers. It sold second hand books, both fiction and non-fiction, including sections on short stories, poetry and philosophy – and a children’s area.
It also sold CDs and DVDs. The shop has been supported by both customers and donors from in and around York.
In their message, the Books For Amnesty York team added: “If you are interested in volunteering at, or donating to our next shop, please email: [email protected].”