Siôn Hamilton visited Newham Bookshop in December and spoke to Vivian and CJ. Read his article here.
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.
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.
Historian David Rosenberg’s talk will focus on life for Polish Jews in the 1930s and the fight against antisemitism and fascism before the Nazi invasion, as well as aspects of the resistance in the ghettos – especially the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust. He will be identifying some individual stories. David will also reflect on helping to lead a trip of anti-racist activists and trade unionists to Auschwitz in November 2017.