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Come and see our
new Bookshop at
743-745 Barking Road


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Regional Winner

Newham Bookshop

743-745 Barking Road
London E13 9ER
Telephone: 020 8552 9993
info@newhambooks.co.uk
www.newhambooks.co.uk
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Tuesday – Friday
9.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


Comments from our customers and supporters – you helped us become the
London regional winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year


Regional Winner

“Warm, friendly staff with excellent knowledge. Ask them anything!”

“They have the best selection – always.”

“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.”

“This is a fabulous local bookshop with fantastic bookseller in the shape of Viv… If you were inventing a perfect bookshop from scratch, it would look like Newham Bookshop.”

Regional Winner

“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.”

“This bookshop is a ray of sunshine in a bleak part of London… The staff are always helpful, knowledgeable and always willing to order obscure requests in.”

“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.”

“By far the best bookshop in London. Viv and her team are not only extremely friendly and knowledgeable but also support the local and greater community. A real beacon of light.”

“When I order books, they are immediately found and in a wonderfully friendly, helpful manner. Their knowledge of publishing is incredible. Extreme professionalism.”

“More than just a bookshop, it is a social hub putting on readings in local venues where you can meet even more people… I am so glad that it is here where I live”


Regional Winner

“Newham Bookshop is a much-valued institution which has thrived and survived, despite massive and ongoing changes in its local area… It deserves to be recognised.”

“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!”

Regional Winner

“It is the best stocked bookshop I know. Viv works tirelessly to bring books to events, always expanding as usual. She is also the best read and informed person working in any small bookstore.”

Forthcoming events


Wednesday 17 July at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Ronnie le Drew
Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi
Zippy and Me

Past events and news


David Rosenberg
Rebel Footprints
in conversation with Asad Rehman

Pete Brown
Pie Fidelity
In Defence of British Food

Carol Ann Duffy
Poetry for the Insect Population
with Andrew McMillan, Matthew Hollis, Imtiaz Dharker, Zaffar Kunial,
Mark Pajak, Hannah Sullivan,
Sean Borodale, Ella Duffy
and Yvonne Reddick

David Hepworth
A Fabulous Creation
How the LP Saved Our Lives

5x15 on The Future of Education
with David Kynaston, Priya Lakhani, Alex Beard, Owen Jones,
Melissa Benn and Kate Clanchy

Cold War Steve
The Festival of Brexit
in conversation with Martin Rowson

Lucinda Gosling
Shirley Baker and Vintage Britain

Robert Elms
London Made Us
A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

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Michael Rosen
with Danny Braverman

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Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

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Suresh Singh
with Stef Dickers

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Duncan Barrett
Hitler’s British Isles

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Kate Thompson
and Melanie McGrath

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Regeneration Songs

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Asian Noir:
the new wave of crime fiction

Luke Turner
Out of the Woods

Danny Dorling
Rule Britannia
Brexit and the End of Empire

Doreen Fletcher, Paintings
with The Gentle Author

Benjamin Zephaniah
The Life and Rhymes
of Benjamin Zephaniah

in conversation with Cilius Victor

Peggy Seeger
First Time Ever

E. Foley and B. Coates
What Would Boudicca Do?

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Will Ashon
Chamber Music
Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Robin Ince
I’m a Joke and So Are You
A Comedian’s Take on
What Makes Us Human

Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
The Inking Woman

Iain Sinclair
Living with Buildings

1968 and After:
Culture and Education

An evening with
Shami Chakrabarti and Rachel Holmes

Martin Rowson
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word

Ed Vulliamy
When Words Fail

Marcus Sedgwick & Dr Sam George
The Battle of the Books:
Frankenstein v. Dracula

Kenney Jones
Let the Good Times Roll

Ben Okri and special guests
Rise Like Lions

Adam Dant
Maps of London & Beyond

Sarah Ivens
Forest Therapy

Shore 2 Shore
with Carol Ann Duffy
Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay
and Maura Dooley, with music by John Sampson

Viv Albertine
To Throw Away Unopened

Melanie McGrath
Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road
in conversation with Duncan Barrett

James Bloodworth
Hired
Six Months Undercover
in Low-Wage Britain

Chris Difford
Full Acoustic Show
Some Fantastic place

Michael Rosen
So They Call You Pisher!

David Hepworth
Uncommon People
The Rise and Fall of the
Rock Stars 1955-1994

Liam Young and Simon Hannah
The Labour Party, past and present

Misha Glenny: McMafia
Seriously Organised Crime

Helen Pankhurst: Deeds Not Words
The Story of Women’s Rights,
Then and Now

Laura James and Jessie Hewitson discuss autism

Literary Natives
Writers of Colour Meet Up

John Davies: The Red Atlas
How the Soviet Union
Secretly Mapped the World

Please look in our Archive,
in the main menu.