“Newham Bookshop is that very rare thing. It provides an oasis of book reading joy to a very diverse area that is all too often overlooked culturally and intellectually… We have never been there without spending many hours and many pennies on its selection of books.”
“Staff are so lovely and helpful, you can find anything you want in the bookshop. It’s just a great space! Love it!”
“I have always found Vivian and her staff knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and truly inclusive. They are at the heart of Newham’s creative community, but they also look to the wider world.”
“It’s our bookshop of choice. Their range of feminist and trade union books is extensive. Their service is excellent always, arriving on time and immediately making everyone feel able to ask questions about the books on sale.”
“Newham Bookshop holds a special place in the community. They have provided an unparalleled service to the area for decades, including a long standing past with West Ham Football Club… We are so very lucky to have them.”
“When I order books, they are immediately found and in a wonderfully friendly, helpful manner. Their knowledge of publishing is incredible. Extreme professionalism.”
“This is not a corporate, bland experience. When you visit Newham Bookshop, the love for books sings from every shelf. I love going in here to browse and Viv always points you in the direction of a book you would never have chosen, but know you will never regret reading!”
We’ve been receiving dozens of book orders by email and phone, and sending them out by post. Our special cycling volunteers are helping with local deliveries in Newham, Wanstead and Leytonstone.
Apart from many orders from our local customers, we’ve been sending signed copies of Polly Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers to fans across Europe, the USA and Australia! Your local independent bookshop is going global.
Are you locked down with children in years 5 or 6? 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.
Michael Rosen’s poem, These Are The Hands, features in a book of poems from the heart of the NHS, which has just been published.