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Newham Bookshop

745-747 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

Welcome to our website

We hope you like the look of our website, which we first set up in this form in November 2014. Come and look at it regularly for information about Newham Bookshop and particularly our exciting programme of events. Find an event quickly by selecting it from the list on the right of this page. Find details of the venues where we hold them.

Read our latest tweets and retweets, to find out what we are doing and who is involved. Tweet us @NewhamBookshop.

We’ll be adding more pages for new events, and other news and information about the Bookshop. You can now subscribe to our mailing list to get emails and the occasional glossy postcard or letter — if you haven’t already done so.

We’d like to welcome you to Newham Bookshop — find out how to visit us. Newham Bookshop has been serving the communities of east London for 39 years. Have a look at some of our history, and what we do, on the About us page.

Cressida Cowell with Elmhurst children

Newham Bookshop supports Children’s Book Week with Cressida Cowell at Elmhurst Primary School

Cressida Cowell

Children’s Book Week ran from 31 November to 4 October 2016 and is organised by BookTrust, the largest children’s reading charity in Britain. This annual event is intended to encourage more children to read for pleasure, and is aimed at primary school children. At Elmhurst Primary School, Forest Gate, on Monday 31 October 2016. Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train your Dragon series, ran interactive workshops with 360 Elmhurst pupils. Read more.

Another Day in the Death of America

Gary Younge reads Radio 4’s Book of the Week

Gary Younge BBC Radio 4 logo

Gary Younge reads an abridged version of his book, Another Day in the Death of America on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, now available on BBC iPlayer Radio.


West Ham fans in queue Farewell to Upton Park

West Ham fans queue to meet Sir Trevor Brooking for Farewell to Upton Park signing

More than 100 West Ham fans queued up outside Newham Bookshop on Sunday 25 September 2016 to get a copy of Farewell to Upton Park signed by Sir Trevor Brooking. Click here for more pictures.

James Patterson grant for Newham Bookshop

James Patterson

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant by American thriller writer James Patterson to help create our parents’ and children’s reading and writing room. (More news about this when the work starts).

We are one of 73 independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland to get one of these grants, and we thank James Patterson for his generosity.

James Patterson is donating a total of £250,000 in grants to independent bookshops across Britain and Ireland.

He is a founding partner of the Children’s Reading Fund.

Forthcoming events


Thursday 28 September at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Iain Sinclair: The Last London

Thursday 12 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

The Potato Show
An evening with John Hegley
Redbridge Libraries’ Fabula Festival

Friday 13 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

Lottie Moggach: Under the Sun
Redbridge Libraries’ Fabula Festival

Thursday 26 October at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Travis Elborough: The Vinyl Countdown

Wednesday 1 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

The Gentle Author: East End Vernacular

Thursday 16 November at 7.30 pm
at Conway Hall

Michael Rosen: So They Call You Pisher!
Conway Hall have changed their ticketing website for this event. If you had a problem trying to book tickets, please try again now.

Friday 24 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Lucinda Hawksley
Dickens and Christmas

Past events and news


Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place

Donal Ryan and Sarah Winman
in conversation

Mark Thomas: The Liar’s Quartet

Jacqueline Wilson: Wave Me Goodbye

Stuart Heritage and Jonathan Dean
Writing Family

Julian Woodford
The Boss of Bethnal Green

Will Ashon: Strange Labyrinth

Dave Randall: Sound System
The Political Power of Music

Peter Walker: Bike Nation
How Cycling Can Save the World

Eugenia Cheng: Beyond Infinity

Jake Arnott: The Fatal Tree

Michael Rosen
The Disappearance of Émile Zola

Fundraising event for
refugee charity Care4Calais
Poetry and prose readings with
Julie Christie, Niall Buggy,
David Calder, Andy de la Tour
and Susan Wooldridge

Book signing on publication day
Nadiya Hussain
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters

Shami Chakrabarti discusses
the importance of libraries
Inaugural annual Lantern Lecture