Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Tower Hamlets, London, established in 1978.
We are open every day 10am – 6pm.
As a thank you to our loyal local customers, we’re offering free delivery to Tower Hamlets residents for orders over £15.
We hope to see you soon!
Brick Lane Bookshop New Short Stories 2022 was published on November 14th.
Featuring stories from: Shazia J. Altaf, Avril Caprani, Imogen Fox, Emily Gaywood-James, Giovanna Iozzi, Bonnie Lander Johnson, Miki Lentin, Max Lury, Rosaleen Lynch, Yvette Naden, Hannah Retallick, and Martha Sprackland
‘Exceptional stories, each so startlingly different, yet all stay with you. A true celebration of the short-story form.’ Huma Qureshi
The Short Story Prize was launched in 2019 and our aim is to celebrate short stories, to give new writers the chance to be published, encouragement and some financial assistance to write.
Each year we publish an anthology of the twelve longlisted stories. We’re looking for new, exciting, and diverse voices.
Find out more about the 2022 Short Story Prize here.
Buy a copy of the 2022 edition here.
Buy a copy of the 2021 edition here.
The BLB Podcast is a new project from Brick Lane Bookshop where we interrogate the short story form. We talk about why we love short stories, the writing process and how to get published.
Guests so far: Isha Karki, Aoife Inman, Jarred McGinnis, Jem Calder, Wendy Erskine, Leon Craig, Niamh Mulvey, Huma Qureshi, Ben Pester, Vanessa Onwuemezi, Keith Ridgway and Irenosen Okojie.
Join much-published author and London’s most prolific tour guide Ed Glinert for the launch of his latest book, 111 Places in Essex That You Shouldn’t Miss, a quirky, soi-disant sideways swipe at England’s most misunderstood county, home of the sandiest saltiest seaside resorts, radical architecture and glorious countryside.
Tickets and full details can be found here.
Gift cards for our shop can now be bought online – load up any amount you want and have it emailed direct to the recipient.
Can be used to buy books online, and in-store too!
- Gift Card£5.00 – £1,000.00
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Richard Knight is a poet-for-hire, and can be found on certain weekends set up outside our shop with his typewriter. Pay what you want and have a poem written for you while you browse!
He’s next here on Sunday 13th November.
Publishing, theatre, visual arts, writing, film, bookselling, events – our shop grew out of a vibrant local network of innovative activities. Ideas often sparked each other – pushing us into new, unexpected directions…
Explore our rich history, from the 70s all the way to the present, here.