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We’re looking forward to re-opening on Tuesday 13 April

From 3 to 12 April
Open for payment and collections through the door, Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 12 noon.
From Tuesday 13 April
Open Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 5 pm.
Face coverings, four customers at a time.
We can send books by post, usually £3 in the UK.

Redeem your
World Book Day
vouchers any time up to Friday 23 April.
We will honour them.

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Thank you to all our customers, local, national and worldwide, for your loyalty and support over the last year.



Wed 29 October
at 7 pm at
The Wanstead Tap
Arch 352, Winchelsea Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0AQ

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Tickets £5 from
Newham Bookshop

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Voices from History:
East London Suffragettes

by Sarah Jackson
and Rosemary Taylor

is published
in paperback by
The History Press
at £9.99.
Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson
East London Suffragettes

In 1914, the East London Federation of Suffragettes, led by Sylvia Pankhurst, split from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Sylvia’s mother and sister, Emmeline and Christabel, had encouraged her to give up her work with the poor women of East London — but Sylvia refused. Besides campaigning for women to have an equal right to vote from their headquarters in Bow, the ELFS worked on a range of equality issues which mattered to local women: they built a toy factory, providing work and a living wage for local women; they opened a subsidised canteen where women and children could get cheap, nutritious food; and they launched a nursery school, a crèche, and a mother-and-baby clinic. The work of the Federation (and ‘our Sylvia’, as she was fondly known by locals) deserves to be remembered, and this book, filled with astonishing first-hand accounts, aims to bring this amazing story to life as its centenary approaches.

Sarah Jackson is a copywriter and editor, and has worked for a number of charities, NGOs and public sector organisations including Liberty, Farm Africa, Womankind Worldwide, the Fawcett Society and the Equal Opportunities Commission. She recently organised the East London Suffragette Festival.

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Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

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Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.


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Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s
Bookshop of the Month

We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.


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