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Newham Bookshop celebrates
40 years’ trading in 2018

Come and visit your local independent bookshop!

Watch the video featuring Vivian Archer, Why We Love Independent Bookshops
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Thursday 22 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Bobby Seagull

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Now confirmed for
Thurs 22 November

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Newham Bookshop

745-747 Barking Road
London E13 9ER
Telephone: 020 8552 9993
info@newhambooks.co.uk
www.newhambooks.co.uk
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Tuesday – Friday
9.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


Welcome to our website

We hope you like the look of our website, which we first set up in this form in November 2014. Come and look at it regularly for information about Newham Bookshop and particularly our exciting programme of events. Find an event quickly by selecting it from the list on the right of this page. Find details of the venues where we hold them.

Read our latest tweets and retweets, to find out what we are doing and who is involved. Tweet us @NewhamBookshop.

We’ll be adding more pages for new events, and other news and information about the Bookshop. You can now subscribe to our mailing list to get emails and the occasional glossy postcard or letter — if you haven’t already done so.

We’d like to welcome you to Newham Bookshop — find out how to visit us. Newham Bookshop has been serving the communities of east London for 40 years. Have a look at some of our history, and what we do, on the About us page.

Cressida Cowell with Elmhurst children

Newham Bookshop supports Children’s Book Week with Cressida Cowell at Elmhurst Primary School

Cressida Cowell

Children’s Book Week ran from 31 November to 4 October 2016 and is organised by BookTrust, the largest children’s reading charity in Britain. This annual event is intended to encourage more children to read for pleasure, and is aimed at primary school children. At Elmhurst Primary School, Forest Gate, on Monday 31 October 2016. Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train your Dragon series, ran interactive workshops with 360 Elmhurst pupils. Read more.

Another Day in the Death of America

Gary Younge reads Radio 4’s Book of the Week

Gary Younge BBC Radio 4 logo

Gary Younge reads an abridged version of his book, Another Day in the Death of America on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, now available on BBC iPlayer Radio.


West Ham fans in queue Farewell to Upton Park

West Ham fans queue to meet Sir Trevor Brooking for Farewell to Upton Park signing

More than 100 West Ham fans queued up outside Newham Bookshop on Sunday 25 September 2016 to get a copy of Farewell to Upton Park signed by Sir Trevor Brooking. Click here for more pictures.

James Patterson grant for Newham Bookshop

James Patterson

We 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.

Forthcoming events


Thursday 27 September at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Martin Rowson
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word

Friday 12 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

An evening with
Shami Chakrabarti and Rachel Holmes

Thursday 18 October at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Iain Sinclair
Living with Buildings

Thursday 1 November at 7.30 pm
at Conway Hall

1968 and After:
Culture and Education

Thursday 8 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
The Inking Woman

Thursday 15 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Will Ashon
Chamber Music
Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Tuesday 20 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Robin Ince
I’m a Joke and So Are You
A Comedian’s Take on
What Makes Us Human

Thursday 22 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Tuesday 27 November at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

Now at Wanstead Library

Peggy Seeger
First Time Ever

Thursday 29 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

E. Foley and B. Coates
What Would Boudicca Do?

Past events and news


Ed Vulliamy
When Words Fail

Marcus Sedgwick & Dr Sam George
The Battle of the Books:
Frankenstein v. Dracula

Kenney Jones
Let the Good Times Roll

Ben Okri and special guests
Rise Like Lions

Adam Dant
Maps of London & Beyond

Sarah Ivens
Forest Therapy

Shore 2 Shore
with Carol Ann Duffy
Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay
and Maura Dooley, with music by John Sampson

Viv Albertine
To Throw Away Unopened

Melanie McGrath
Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road
in conversation with Duncan Barrett

James Bloodworth
Hired
Six Months Undercover
in Low-Wage Britain

Chris Difford
Full Acoustic Show
Some Fantastic place

Michael Rosen
So They Call You Pisher!

David Hepworth
Uncommon People
The Rise and Fall of the
Rock Stars 1955-1994

Liam Young and Simon Hannah
The Labour Party, past and present

Misha Glenny: McMafia
Seriously Organised Crime

Helen Pankhurst: Deeds Not Words
The Story of Women’s Rights,
Then and Now

Laura James and Jessie Hewitson discuss autism

Literary Natives
Writers of Colour Meet Up

John Davies: The Red Atlas
How the Soviet Union
Secretly Mapped the World

Please look in our Archive,
in the main menu.