Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Tower Hamlets, London, established in 1978.
We are open every day 10am – 6pm.
You can shop online or in person. If you can’t find the book you’re looking for, please get in touch – we can order most books published in the UK by the following working 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!
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.
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. Next up is Vanessa Onwuemezi.
Strega – Johanne Lykke Holm
To celebrate the publication of Saskia Vogel’s English language translation of Johanne Lykke Holm’s astounding Strega this November, join us in the bookshop where the author will be in conversation with Daisy Hildyard.
Powerfully inventive and atmospheric, Strega is a modern gothic story of nine young women on the cusp of inheriting society’s submission to violence, and the age-long myths that uphold it.
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 July 17th.
You can find the rest of his schedule here.
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.