Newham Bookshop

Newham Bookshop Events Autumn 2014

 Newham Bookshop thanks James Patterson

JamesPattersonThankYouWe are delighted to have been awarded a grant by American thriller writer James Patterson to help create our parents’ and children’s reading and writing room. (More news about this when the work starts).

We are one of 73 independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland to get one of these grants, and we thank James Patterson for his generosity.

James Patterson is donating a total of £250,000 in grants to independent bookshops across Britain and Ireland.

He is a founding partner of the Children’s Reading Fund.

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Matt Dickinson (p)Matt Dickinson  Bobby Moore: The Man In Full

The chief sports correspondent of The Times, Matt Dickinson, signed copies of his biography of Bobby Moore before the West Ham v. Liverpool match on Saturday 20 September. Matt Dickinson discussed Bobby Moore with Garry Richardson on Today on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 12 September. Listen here.

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Benjamin Zephaniah Terror Kid

On Thursday 2 October there was a packed cinema to welcome Benjamin Zephaniah discussing his latest novel, Terror Kid, in an event run in partnership with Newham Monitoring Project.

The photographer Prodeepta Das took pictures at the event; you can see some of them here.

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My Life in Football

Trevor Brooking My Life in Football

Sir Trevor Brooking signed copies of his autobiography before West Ham v. QPR on Sunday 5 October, and then came back afterwards and signed some more!

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Knitting for TommyMonday 27 October at 7 pm at Coffee7, Forest GateGreat War Britain

Lucinda Gosling Knitting for Tommy

Lucinda Gosling, in Knitting for Tommy, describes the knitting craze that swept across Britain as women produced all manner of knitwear for the troops in the trenches. Lucinda Gosling is also the author of Great War Britain: The First World War at Home.

Tickets £6 from Newham Bookshop. Telephone 020 8552 9993. Ticket includes light refreshments prepared at Coffee7.

An East End AlbumTuesday 28 October at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Steve Lewis An East End Album

The photographer Steve Lewis talks about his latest book, An East End Album. Steve Lewis has published two other books about the East End, London’s East End − a 1960s Album and London’s East End − Then & Now, and was featured in Spitalfields Life in 2011. Have a look here.

Tickets £7, concessions £5, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.

WedneEast London Suffragettes bigsday 29 October at 7 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Sarah Jackson East London Suffragettes

Sarah Jackson tells us about her book celebrating 100 years since the formation of the East London Suffragettes.

Tickets £5 from Newham Bookshop. Telephone 020 8552 9993. 

 

The Girl Next DoorThursday 30 October at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Ruth Rendell 50 years of Inspector Wexford

Ruth Rendell celebrates 50 years of Inspector Wexford, and introduces her new novel, The Girl Next Door. Bishopsgate Institute has published an extract of the first Inspector Wexford book, From Doon with Death. You can read it here.

Tickets £12, concessions £10, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute

 

The EstablishmentThursday 6 November at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Owen Jones The Establishment

Owen Jones tackles The Establishment, and how they get away with it, in an eagerly awaited follow-up to Chavs.

Tickets £9, concessions £7, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.

 

100 BOOKS LOGO (2)Sunday 16 November at 3 pm at Stratford Circus

Jacqueline Wilson 100 books

Jacqueline Wilson returns to Stratford to talk about her very popular children’s books, and to celebrate the publication of her 100th book, Opal Plumstead.  (Please note that only books bought at the event will be signed).

Jacqueline Wilson discussed her 100th book with Sarah Montague on Today on BBC Radio 4 on Monday 6 October. And her 101st, and her 102nd. Listen here.

Tickets £5 from Stratford Circus. Telephone 0844 357 2625 or book online. Event in partnership with Stratford Circus.

Fighting on the Home FrontWednesday 3 December at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Kate Adie Fighting on the Home Front

Kate Adie discusses the legacy of women in World War One, Fighting on the Home Front.

Tickets £12, concessions £10, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.

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A word about dates and venues

I was quite pleased with the postcard, below left, we sent to our mailing list members recently, to publicise Newham Bookshop Events this autumn. There is also a flyer with the same design. But apparently it’s confused some people. I won’t make the same mistake again, but to be clear, I always put the date, time and venue of each event above the name of the author and book title, or sometimes at the top on the left. In future I’ll separate events in a list with lines so that the confusion won’t arise. If I had done this, the postcard would have looked like the one below right.
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Events and news

 

EEndsuffragettes7Newham Bookshop at the East London Suffragette Festival

We were the official bookseller at the main event of the festival at Toynbee Hall on Saturday 9 August.

Running a conference? We can be your bookseller, with a great selection of titles of interest to your participants and the audience.

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Barbara Nadel: one of my favourite independent bookshops

Barbara Nadel, whose Hakim and Arnold novels are set in Newham, praises Newham Bookshop in an interview on Quercus’ (her publisher’s) website.

Duncan Barrett: Men of Letters: The Post Office Heroes who Fought the Great War

MOL10Men of LettersWe celebrated the launch of Duncan Barrett’s Men of Letters mainly outside the Bookshop. Several of Duncan’s and our friends, including the Sugar Girls themselves, heard Duncan read from the introduction of the book, which sets the scene for a carefully researched and moving document. We had a few pictures mainly of people talking to each other and having a drink, facing away from the camera, but we thought you’d like the picture of some Sugar Girls and friends.

 

 

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Our ad there – see our posters in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Newham Bookshop 2The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now open to the public. We are part of the Your Ad Here project which commissioned artists to design posters to advertise local businesses. Our poster was designed by Bridget Meyne, a third-year illustration student. Have a look at the posters here.

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Newham Bookshop posters at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Newham Bookshop was invited to be part of the Your Ad Here project, which commissioned artists to design posters to advertise local businesses. The posters are being displayed in the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for five years. The first posters are displayed near the Copper Box arena, and show a part of the whole design.

Our poster was designed by Bridget Meyne, a third-year illustration student at Falmouth University.

Newham Bookshop and othersNewham Bookshop 2These pictures were taken at the Olympic Park. The picture below shows the complete poster, which will be displayed in the Olympic Park later on. Some of the other posters were shown recently in The Observer Magazine, and you can see them on The Guardian’s website here.

Newham Bookshop March 2014


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