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Wishing you a Happy New Year 2021


We are now closed, complying with national Covid-19 restrictions

Please email info@newhambooks.co.uk
or call 020 8552 9993 to order books
or arrange a collection.
Open for collections through the door,
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 12 noon.
We can send orders by post from £2 in the UK.

Thank you to all our loyal customers for your support and patience during this difficult time.

Covid-19 restrictions apply until further notice.

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Thank you to our 15,700+ Twitter followers for the 500+ orders you have sent us. We are working on them and will be in touch.



Thursday 7 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap


A Modest Living
A Modest Living
is published in hardback
by Spitalfields Life Books at £20.
Buy ticket online
Tickets £6 online
from Newham Bookshop

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“One of London’s largest selections of craft beers and a range of local, small batch spirits. We pride ourselves on buying limited-release gins and vodkas as well as a range of mixers to suit every taste.”

Suresh Singh
A Modest Living

Memoirs Of A Cockney Sikh

Suresh Singh will be in conversation with Stefan Dickers.
He will be showing photographs and talking about his life.

In this first London Sikh biography, Suresh Singh tells the candid and sometimes surprising story of his father Joginder Singh who came to Spitalfields in 1949.

Joginder sacrificed a life in the Punjab to work in Britain and send money home, yet he found himself in his element living among the mishmash of people who inhabited the streets around Brick Lane.

Born and bred in London, his son Suresh became the first Punjabi punk, playing drums for Spizzenergi and touring with Siouxsie & the Banshees.

In the book, chapters of biography are alternated with Sikh recipes by Jagir Kaur.

Stefan Dickers is the special collections and archives manager at Bishopsgate Institute.

Suresh Singh and Jagir Kaur
Portrait of Suresh Singh and his wife Jagir by Patricia Niven

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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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