Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Tower Hamlets, London, established in 1978.
We are open 10am – 6pm every day.
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!
Valentines for Palestine Raffle Ticket
On Wednesday 14 February 2024, seventeen UK independent bookshops will hold events to raise money for the PEN Emergency Fund which will be ringfenced to provide support to writers at risk who are in and from Palestine. For every £1000 we raise, the PEN Emergency Fund will support one emergency grant to a Palestinian writer at risk.
Brick Lane Bookshop are proud to be one of the participating bookshops and will be holding a raffle with some incredible prizes that have been donated to us which can be found here.
Submissions for the 2024 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize are now open! Read more about this year’s prize and submit your entry here.
Our Short Story Prize was launched in 2019. Our aim is to celebrate short stories, to give new writers the chance to be published, and to offer some financial assistance to write. Each year we publish an anthology of the twelve longlisted stories. We’re on the lookout for new, exciting, and diverse voices.
‘A formally inventive and consistently surprising patchwork
of stories. This wide-ranging collection shows how elastic
the short-story form is, and these writers are pulling it in
exciting new directions.’ Gurnaik Johal
Read more about the competition here.
Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Bundle (2021, 2022 & 2023)
📚 Three is the magic number! Get the 2021, 2022 & 2023 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize Anthology Bundle Now! 🌟
Dive into a world of literary brilliance with our exclusive bundle featuring the best short stories from the 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions. Three years, one bundle, endless captivating tales! Limited stock available, grab yours today! 📖✨
At Brick Lane Bookshop we are passionate about independent and small press publishing. That’s why our monthly book subscription selects exclusively the best, boldest and most innovative new titles from independent publishers today, UK-based and international. These are publishers who push boundaries, bend genres and amplify new and underrepresented voices.
Each month you’ll receive a new paperback book chosen by our bookselling team, gift-wrapped in fully recyclable packaging and delivered to your door (or select our option for in-store collection). Sign up for three months or longer and you’ll also receive a limited edition Brick Lane Bookshop tote bag.
Choose from a range of subscription options below to get involved!
The BLB Podcast is a project from Brick Lane Bookshop created to interrogate the short story form. We talk to writers about about they 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, Irenosen Okojie, Manuel Muñoz, Gurnaik Johal, Imogen Fox, Jess Walter & Eley Williams.
Gift cards for our shop can now be bought online – load up any amount you want and have it emailed directly 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!
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.