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At last, a mobile-friendly website for Newham Bookshop
Newham Bookshop mobile website homepage

We are delighted to announce that we have now made several pages of our website mobile friendly. These include: our events at The Wanstead Tap; other events run by organisations we support; our monthly featured books; and books of special interest. Click on any book for more details, to book tickets for future events, and to request a copy of a book. We will add other mobile-friendly pages in due course, together with tablet-friendly ones.

Book requests are now working again

To order a featured book, click on the book and then click on “Order a copy now.” To request any other book, click on “New! Request a book.”

If you have any comments about our mobile website pages, or about our website in general, please email

The new Rosie Raja
is out in July.
Pre-order your signed copy
with a dedication now.
Rosie Raja: Undercover Codebreaker by Sufiya Ahmed

Sufiya Ahmed

Rosie Raja:
Undercover Codebreaker

  • Benjamin Zephaniah, 1958-2023
    Friend and supporter of Newham Bookshop for over 25 years

    Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Tribute from the Mayor of Newham

    Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Mayor of Newham, said: “Newham has the honour and privilege of being a place where Benjamin Zephaniah excelled with his creativity, deepened connections through beautiful friendships and cemented a loving bond with our borough because of its diversity. He was an inspirational campaigner and activist, and we celebrate his life for being one of Britain’s most prolific literary and artistic forces. He also towered as a giant for being amongst the country’s most vocal proponents of justice and ethics.

    “Benjamin was a man who stood unflinchingly against racism and injustice. He moved to Newham in 1980 and got stuck in across a range of social justice initiatives including housing, food and child-care co-operatives. It was in Newham where he was able to publish his first book of poetry, Pen Rhythm. He loved Newham and the vibrancy of its people; alongside the uniqueness of its neighbourhoods, such as Green Street where he struck up an extraordinary lifelong friendship with manager of Newham Bookshop, Vivian Archer. Like her, so many local people are deeply saddened since the news of his death but they’ll keep Benjamin Zephaniah deep in their hearts. As he rests in peace, we will never forget his power.”