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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 42 years. Have a look at some of our history, and what we do, on the About us page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.