Authors Vaseem Khan, Abir Mukherjee, Vicky Newham and Amer Anwar discuss the characters and places that make the subgenre Asian Noir the most exciting new corner of crime fiction.
The editors of Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from East London, Alberto Duman, Anna Minton, Dan Hancox and Malcolm James discuss their book which examines the regeneration strategy of east London championed by Newham.
Award-winning journalist and novelist Kate Thompson and critically-acclaimed author Melanie McGrath discuss all things East End, including pie & mash, hop picking and a little bit of crime.
Duncan Barrett, bestselling co-author of The Sugar Girls and GI Brides, interviewed more than 100 men and women who lived through the German occupation of the Channel Islands during World War Two. Duncan tells some of their remarkable stories.
Suresh Singh discusses his book A Modest Living: Memoirs Of A Cockney Sikh with Stefan Dickers, special collections & archives manager at Bishopsgate Institute, and shows photographs related to his story.
Long before his rise to cult fandom on University Challenge, Bobby Seagull was obsessed with numbers. Using stories from his life, Bobby illuminates the world of numbers and brings his infectious enthusiasm to the subject.
Michael Rosen tells us about the first 23 years life, the subject of his memoir So They Call You Pisher!, from family and radical self-discovery to writing and political theatre. He will be in conversation with theatre-maker and teacher Danny Braverman, star of the the award-winning solo show, Wot? No Fish!!.
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.