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Newham Bookshop

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


Julie Christie DVDs and message
Latest donation for Grenfell Tower fundraising

Signed and annotated
Julie Christie DVDs

The Academy Award-winning actor Julie Christie has kindly donated three signed DVDs: Don’t Look Now (1973) (Sold), McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971), and Away From Her (2006). In addition to signing the covers, Julie Christie has added a personal message dedicated to the Grenfell Tower residents. Please email your bids to info@newhambooks.co.uk or tweet them to @NewhamBookshop.

My Brief History cover My Brief History title page with thumb-print

Signed Stephen Hawking autobiography donated for Grenfell Tower fundraising auction

The latest item in our auction is a ‘signed’ copy of Stephen Hawking’s 2013 autobiography My Brief History including Prof Hawking’s right thumb-print, annotated and witnessed. Bids now closed – sold for £500!

Place your bids for these rare signed copies
in aid of the Grenfell Tower residents

We’ve had a massive response from publishers and authors for our raffles and auction for the Grenfell Tower residents. These items have been generously donated for the auction. Place your bid now by email to info@newhambooks.co.uk or by Twitter to @NewhamBookshop, mentioning the item and your contact details.

Watership Down

Watership Down, Oneworld illustrated edition, signed by the late Richard Adams. Sold.

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy, signed by J. K. Rowling, with hologram authentication. Sold.

Born to Run

Born to Run, limited edition in leather case, signed by Bruce Springsteen. Sold.

Alex Ferguson My Autobiography special signed edition

My Autobiography, limited leather bound edition, signed by Sir Alex Ferguson.

K&C Foundation
I, Daniel Blake DVD

I, Daniel Blake DVD, signed by Ken Loach. Sold.

All funds raised will be 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.

Wednesday 5 July from 7.30 pm at Proud Camden, Chalk Farm Road NW1 8AH

Newham Bookshop supports Penguin Pride at Proud Camden

Penguin Pride

Join Penguin Pride celebrations at Proud Camden to mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England.

Grab your discounted tickets to Penguin Pride at Proud Camden and stop by our pop-up bookshop on the night! We’ll be stocking a wide range of Penguin’s fantastic LGBT literature. Newham Bookshop mailing list members can enjoy half-price tickets, so come along and enjoy the fun.

The evening’s line-up will include live readings from Matthew Todd, author of Straight Jacket, and Paul Flynn, author of Good As You, spoken word performances from poets Toby Campion, Keith Jarrett and MC Angel as well as exclusive live music from Z-Star Delta and acoustic set from super-star headliner Kele Okereke of Bloc Party.

The night will also feature a topical panel discussion with Zee Gachette of Z-Star Delta, Rebecca Stinson, Head of Trans Inclusion, Stonewall UK, Matthew Todd and Paul Flynn. Trans activist and campaigner Fox Fisher joins as guest speaker and host of the main stage is Josh Rivers of Gay Times.

To book your £10 tickets (ordinarily £20), simply enter the Promotional Code PRIDE10 when you click through to TICKETS at www.penguin.co.uk/pride. We look forward to seeing you there!

‘Unbelievable’ response to Newham Bookshop appeal for Grenfell Tower victims

The Bookseller reports on Newham Bookshop’s Twitter appeal for Grenfell Tower victims

The publishing industry has rallied round to support Newham Bookshop’s charity drive for victims of the Grenfell Tower in London.

Owner of the east London store, Vivian Archer, said she was “absolutely overwhelmed” by the clamouring of support from publishers and authors to help victims of the fire in the 24-storey block in north Kensington on Wednesday [14 June] after she issued a fundraising appeal on Twitter. The major incident has led to the deaths of 17 people, with 17 more in critical care and many others missing.

She tweeted to her 7,700 followers at 7.30 am this morning [Thursday 15 June]: “At our event tonight @thewansteadtap we will raffle some great items to raise cash for the Grenfell Tower residents. Any publisher/author who would like to donate a signed book we will raffle tonight at our Mark Thomas event for Grenfell Tower residents.”

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Monday 10 July at 7 pm at Conway Hall

5 x 15: Lawrence Krauss in conversation with Jim Al-Khalili

Lawrence Krauss Jim Al-Khalili The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far

5 x 15 presents two renowned physicists and superb communicators, who will inspire scientists and non-scientists alike. Visit 5 x 15’s website for more details and to buy tickets. As with many 5 x 15 events, Newham Bookshop will be selling the books, including Lawrence Krauss’s latest book, The Greatest Story Ever Told… So Far.

Jacqueline Wilson and 400 fans gather at Conway Hall

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Rachel Archer’s play Uncovered at Southwark Playhouse

We’re pleased to tell you that Rachel Archer has written a short play which will be performed as part of Little Pieces of Gold’s Night of New Writing at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 18 June at 7 pm. More details and to book tickets…

The Liar's Quartet

Thursday 15 June at 7.30 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Event sold out!

Mark Thomas: The Liar’s Quartet

Bravo Figaro!, Cuckooed, The Red Shed
– Playscripts, Notes and Commentary
Details about the book and the event…

Stars of stage and screen read poetry and prose
at The Wanstead Tap to support Care4Calais

Niall Buggy

Niall Buggy

Julie Christie

Julie Christie

David Calder

David Calder

Andy de la Tour and friends

Andy de la Tour and guests

A packed house

A packed house

Photographs by Andrew Baker. ©Andrew Baker – no reuse, no archive.

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Publication day book signing

Nadiya Hussain at Newham Bookshop

Crowds of fans battled their way through rain and snow to meet Nadiya Hussain at Newham Bookshop, where she signed copies of her debut novel The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters, and her other books. Click here for details of the book.

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Sunday 22 January at 6 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Sold out!
Fundraising event for refugee charity Care4Calais

An evening of poetry and prose readings with
Julie Christie, Niall Buggy, David Calder,
Andy de la Tour and Susan Wooldridge

Julie Christie
Niall Buggy
David Calder
Andy de la Tour
Susan Wooldridge

We’re delighted to welcome actors Julie Christie, Niall Buggy, David Calder, Andy de la Tour and Susan Wooldridge to The Wanstead Tap for an evening of readings of poetry and prose. We are sure you will enjoy this event which is being held to raise funds for the refugee charity Care4Calais. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity, which was founded by a group of UK volunteers and aims to deliver essential aid and support to refugees in Calais and other areas, and to encourage the wider public to be more welcoming towards refugees.

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Tickets online from
Newham Bookshop £15.
All proceeds to Care4Calais

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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 secure website run for us by The Little Box Office Ltd, a British company which provides online ticketing for theatres, music and book festivals.