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Benjamin Zephaniah at the BAFTAs 2021

Benjamin Zephaniah: my favourite bookshops

I find it very difficult to pick a favourite independent bookshop. I love them all. The places you find them are the places where you live, and the people who work in them are people who care. So, I want to shine a light on two very different shops. Newham Bookshop on Barking Road in east London is a bookshop that has a place in the hearts of local people. It is a real example of what a community bookshop should be, and writers hang out there. Then I have to mention a very small secondhand bookshop in Holbeach, Lincolnshire. Every book in this shop has been donated, and all the money they make helps local charities. Every worker is a volunteer, and they were supporting key workers long before the pandemic. These are just two of the bookshops I love, run by the people I love. Love is lovely. Benjamin Zephaniah, BAFTA 2021 winner, Entertainment Programme, for Life & Rhymes (Sky Arts).


Books by local authors and some of our friends

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Women’s Prize for Fiction
2021 shortlist





Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 – the Shortlist




Books for
West Ham fans

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The Boleyn’s Farewell by Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis
The Boleyn’s Farewell

West Ham United’s Upton Park Swansong

Published by Pitch Publishing in hardback at £16.99.


West Ham United by Alan Shubrook

Alan Shubrook
West Ham United

1965-1973

Published by Alan Shubrook Photography in hardback at £29.99.


They Played with Billy Bonds by Tim Crane

Tim Crane
They Played with Billy Bonds

The West
Ham Years

Published by Tim Crane in hardback at £30.