Come and meet Sir Trevor Brooking who will sign copies of Andy Hooper and Lee Clayton’s Farewell to Upton Park: The Official Celebration of West Ham United’s home 1904-2016. Pre-order your copy now for £20 (usual price £25).
The gentle author of the Spitalfields Life blog writes: “The departure of West Ham football team from the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park after more than a century, prior to a move to the
Olympic Stadium in Stratford, is an event of such momentous import that contributing photographer Colin O’Brien could not resist going down after the final game to capture the drama
outside the pitch while I interviewed a fan to get a personal testimony of this historic watershed.”
Read the interview and see Colin’s pictures here.
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.