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 email@example.com or by Twitter to @NewhamBookshop, mentioning the item and your contact details.
Watership Down, Oneworld illustrated edition, signed by the late Richard Adams.
The Casual Vacancy, signed by J. K. Rowling, with hologram authentication.
Born to Run, limited edition in leather case, signed by Bruce Springsteen.
My Autobiography, limited leather bound edition, signed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
I, Daniel Blake DVD, signed by Ken Loach.
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.”
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.
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…
Andy de la Tour and guests
A packed house
Photographs by Andrew Baker. ©Andrew Baker – no reuse, no archive.
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.
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.
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.