Join us at the Bookshop on Tuesday 2 December from 5 to 8 pm for our famous Christmas Discount Evening
There’ll be festive food and drink, and the usual friendly atmosphere of our customers choosing Christmas gifts.
Special guests this year include Barbara Nadel, Luci Gosling, John Dolan and his thoughtful dog, George, and Québécois author Denis Thériault.
John Dolan is a street artist whose life was transformed when an exhibition of his drawings was put on at the Howard Griffin gallery last autumn. He has now written a memoir of his life with his dog, John and George: the Dog who Changed My Life.
John Dolan was featured in Spitalfields Life in October 2013.
Denis Thériault is a screenwriter based in Montreal. His second novel, The Peculiar Life Of A Lonely Postman was published in September 2014.
We’ve been receiving dozens of book orders by email and phone, and sending them out by post. Our special cycling volunteers are helping with local deliveries in Newham, Wanstead and Leytonstone.
Apart from many orders from our local customers, we’ve been sending signed copies of Polly Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers to fans across Europe, the USA and Australia! Your local independent bookshop is going global.
Are you locked down with children in years 5 or 6? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.
Michael Rosen’s poem, These Are The Hands, features in a book of poems from the heart of the NHS, which has just been published.