*except academic books
Clyde Best came to West Ham from Bermuda in 1969 and played at Upton Park for seven seasons, making 218 appearances and scoring 58 goals. He went on to play for a number of teams in Europe and the USA, and in 1997 became the coach of the Bermudan national team until 1999. Clyde Best is an icon of his generation and gave many young black footballers a role model at the highest level. More details about The Acid Test.
We are delighted to welcome Nadiya Hussain to Newham Bookshop. Nadiya will be signing copies of her debut novel The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters. Order your copy now for £10 (rrp £12.99). Click for more details.
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.
Children’s Book Weekran from 31 November to 4 October 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. Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train your Dragon series, ran interactive workshops with 360 Elmhurst pupils. Read more.
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. Our Gary Younge event at Stratford Picturehouse on
Tuesday 22 November has now sold out – check for returns on the day.
More than 100 West Ham fans queued up outside Newham Bookshop on Sunday to get a copy of Farewell to Upton Park signed by Sir Trevor Brooking. Click here for more pictures.