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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @NewhamBookshop.
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!
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. Sold.
The Casual Vacancy, signed by J. K. Rowling, with hologram authentication. Sold.
Born to Run, limited edition in leather case, signed by Bruce Springsteen. Sold.
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.
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.
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
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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.