Newham Bookshop logo 1978-2018

Tuesday 4 Sept at 7 pm at Conway Hall

The Monsters We Deserve

Marcus Sedgwick
& Dr Sam George

The Battle of the Books

v. Dracula

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Come and visit your local independent bookshop!

Watch the video featuring Vivian Archer, Why We Love Independent Bookshops
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Newham Bookshop line drawing

Newham Bookshop celebrates
40 years’ trading, 1978-2018

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
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Tuesday – Friday
9.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Welcome to our events this Autumn

Remembering 1968 at Conway Hall

On Thursday 1 November at Conway Hall, Michael Rosen will chair a discussion on culture and education following the events of 1968, 50 years ago. The panel will include Tariq Ali, Melissa Benn, Ken Loach and Lynne Segal. More details and tickets soon.

Holding the Baby exhibition tours Newham libraries

Holding the Baby

Holding the Baby is a travelling exhibition sharing memories of childcare and parenting in London’s East End.

Sit down in a cozy mid-century living room, turn the dial on a 1950s radio and discover stories of worries and love, postnatal depression and family support, working mums and stay-at home-dads.

Come to the launch to preview the exhibition, hear speakers on childcare and parenting and eat delicious, free cakes and snacks. RSVP to or call 07583 656338.

After the launch the exhibition will tour Newham’s libraries until end of February 2019. Click here for a full list of tour dates and venues.


Explore our events archive

We are building an archive of our events from 2002 onwards. This was long before we had a website, and includes the period of our first website, up to the Autumn of 2014. This is work in progress, and more details will be added over the next few months. Click here to visit the archive.

The Gentle Author wishes
Newham Bookshop Happy Birthday

Exterior of Newham Bookshop

The Gentle Author visited Newham Bookshop recently and wrote a post about us in the Spitalfields Life blog, which you can also read here.

Journey to Justice Newham
Music and Freedom Project

Journey to Justice Newham

The Music and Freedom Project is a travellng multi-media exhibition about human rights, telling stories you’ve seldom heard, told by the people who made them happen – in the US civil rights movement, the UK and Newham’s struggles for social justice. The exhibition is currently at Beckton Globe Library until 30 April and there will be linked events and workshops across Newham for the next two months. For details of Journey to Justice and the exhibition please visit their website.

Richard Williams laments
the Boleyn and the fate of West Ham

Long Live the Boleyn!
West Ham fans at Upton Park before the final match at the old Boleyn Ground in May 2016. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

We loved this article in the Guardian’s Sportblog by its former chief sports writer Richard Williams: Delusions of stadium grandeur haunt West Ham and club’s owners.

The Wanstead Tap wins Best Venue
for Culture and Night-time Economy
in the Waltham Forest
Love Your Borough Awards 2018

Love Your Borough award trophy

Congratulations to The Wanstead Tap for winning this well-deserved award. Apart from all the author events which we are proud to support, owner Dan Clapton puts on a varied programme of music, comedy and other events, all served with excellent craft beers and a range of adult soft drinks.

E7 Now & Then celebrates
Newham Bookshop’s 40th birthday

Happy Birthday, Newham Bookshop!

We were delighted to see John Walker’s article for E7 Now & Then which tells the story of Newham Bookshop and how we have achieved our 40th anniversary. You can read the article by clicking here.

Holding the Baby

Holding the Baby exhibition
tours Newham libraries

For details click here.

The Bookseller reports on Newham Bookshop
in its 40th year of trading

The Bookseller webpage

Siôn Hamilton visited Newham Bookshop in December and spoke to Vivian and CJ. Read his article here.

We’ve raised £7,000 for Grenfell Tower

Our fundraising total for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has reached £7,000. We’d like to thank you all for your donations and auction bids. Also, thank you to the many authors and publishers who donated items to auction or for prizes.

All the funds raised are being donated to the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation, an independent charity founded in 2008, which is working with all the other charities supporting the Grenfell Tower residents.

Our fundraising efforts were reported by Newham Recorder on 29 December. As is often the case with the Recorder, Vivian Archer is said to be the owner of Newham Bookshop (as well as the manager), but – as you know – we are a community bookshop with no owner and no shareholders.

Buy tickets online safely
and securely

Buy ticket online

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 the secure website run for us by The Little Box Office Ltd, a British company which provides online ticketing for theatres, music and book festivals.

Newham Bookshop’s website is developed and maintained by David Ceen and Ian Thomason who continue to enjoy coding. Copyright © 2014 - 2018 Newham Bookshop.