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Tuesday 12 December at 7 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Robin Ince

New event: meet Robin Ince from The Infinite Monkey Cage

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Holding the Baby

Share your memories of parenting and childcare in the East End. Details…

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Newham Bookshop

745-747 Barking Road
London E13 9ER
Telephone: 020 8552 9993
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Tuesday – Friday
9.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Welcome

Newham Word Festival adult events supported by Newham Bookshop

Newham Bookshop will be supporting several adult events which are part of Newham Word Festival which takes place from Monday 6 to Sunday 19 November.

There are many events for adults, families and schools in libraries, community centres, schools and outdoor spaces. The festival is organised by Discover Children’s Story Centre and full details are available on their website. The Festival Progamme is widely available throughout the Borough. Many events are free, but you must book places online via the festival website.

Alternatively, please visit our Newham Word Festival page for details of the adult events we are supporting, including links to the ticketing website.


Our line-up of events this Autumn

Click on the images for more details and to buy tickets.

Thursday 26 October at 7.30 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Travis Elborough The Long-Player Goodbye

Travis Elborough: The Vinyl Countdown

We are delighted to welcome Travis Elborough back to The Wanstead Tap to give a talk with records, based on his book The Long-Player Goodbye. He explains how artists and record companies responded to vinyl records and charts their life and times, with the aid of a few discs from his own collection.


Wednesday 1 November at 7.30 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Spitalfields Life Books logo East End Vernacular

The Gentle Author: East End Vernacular

The Gentle Author, who writes the daily Spitalfields Life blog, shows the paintings and tells the stories of the artists who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th Century. He presents a magnificent selection of pictures – many never published before – revealing the evolution of painting in the East End and tracing the changing character of the streets through the twentieth century.

• This magnificent book, East End Vernacular, is now on sale at Newham Bookshop.


Thursday 16 November at 7.30 pm at Conway Hall

Michael Rosen So They Call You Pisher!

Michael Rosen: So They Call You Pisher!

Michael Rosen will be discussing his memoir of his early life in conversation with writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn. “If you didn’t know whether to risk doing something, what’s the worst that could happen? ‘So they call you pisher!’ ”

Conway Hall have changed their ticketing website for this event. If you had a problem trying to book tickets, please try again now.


Friday 24 November at 7.30 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Lucinda Hawksley Dickens and Christmas

Lucinda Hawksley: Dickens and Christmas

Lucinda Hawksley, great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, explores the 19th-century phenomenon that became the Christmas we know and love today – and of the writer who changed, forever, the ways in which it is celebrated.


Grenfell Tower fundraising latest – our total now £5,700

Danny Boyle has signed copies of DVDs of Trainspotting
and T2 Trainspotting – please make an offer.

We’ve had a massive response to our fundraising activities for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. So far, through raffles, auctions and donations we have raised more than £5,700. We are grateful to, and delighted by, all the support from authors and publishers who have generously donated signed copies of books. Thanks also to our many customers and supporters who have bought raffle tickets, made bids or simply made donations.

We still have a large selection of donated, signed books at the Bookshop, so if you’d like to make a donation and choose a book, please visit us.

All the funds raised are being donated to the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation, an independent charity founded in 2008, which is working with all the other charities supporting the Grenfell Tower residents.


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You can now buy tickets online for Newham Bookshop’s events, and for some events in partnership with other organisations. Click on the logo, and you will be taken to the secure website run for us by The Little Box Office Ltd, a British company which provides online ticketing for theatres, music and book festivals.

Forthcoming events


Thursday 26 October at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Travis Elborough: The Vinyl Countdown

Wednesday 1 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

The Gentle Author: East End Vernacular

Thursday 16 November at 7.30 pm
at Conway Hall

Michael Rosen: So They Call You Pisher!

Conway Hall have changed their ticketing website for this event. If you had a problem trying to book tickets, please try again now.


Friday 24 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Lucinda Hawksley
Dickens and Christmas

Tuesday 12 December at 7 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Robin Ince
The Infinite Monkey Cage
– How to Build a Universe

Past events and news


Lottie Moggach: Under the Sun
Redbridge Libraries’ Fabula Festival

The Potato Show
An evening with John Hegley
Redbridge Libraries’ Fabula Festival

Iain Sinclair: The Last London

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place

Donal Ryan and Sarah Winman
in conversation

Mark Thomas: The Liar’s Quartet

Jacqueline Wilson: Wave Me Goodbye

Stuart Heritage and Jonathan Dean
Writing Family

Julian Woodford
The Boss of Bethnal Green

Will Ashon: Strange Labyrinth

Dave Randall: Sound System
The Political Power of Music

Peter Walker: Bike Nation
How Cycling Can Save the World

Eugenia Cheng: Beyond Infinity

Jake Arnott: The Fatal Tree

Michael Rosen
The Disappearance of Émile Zola

Fundraising event for
refugee charity Care4Calais
Poetry and prose readings with
Julie Christie, Niall Buggy,
David Calder, Andy de la Tour
and Susan Wooldridge

Book signing on publication day
Nadiya Hussain
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters

Shami Chakrabarti discusses
the importance of libraries
Inaugural annual Lantern Lecture