We are an independent bookshop on Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets, London, still going strong after more than thirty years providing the East End with books, a personal service, and a fast ordering ability.

Due to current lockdown restrictions we are open for collection only, every day 11am – 4pm.

You can also buy books through our online shop, email us your orders, or ask for recommendations – we’re offering free delivery to Tower Hamlets residents for orders over Β£15, and can post anywhere in the UK.

Many thanks for your continued support. We hope to see you soon!

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Our in-person events have been temporarily postponed due to the Coronavirus. Details of online events will be posted here; you can also join our mailing list to be the first to hear of newly posted events.

Our History

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.

The Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize

The Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize was launched in 2019. Our aim is to celebrate short stories and to give new or emerging writers the chance to be published, some encouragement and a little financial assistance to write.

Each year we publish an anthology of the twelve longlisted stories in that year’s competition. We’re looking for new, exciting, and diverse voices.

Find out more here.

Buy a copy of this year’s anthology here.

New Books on the Shelves

Art & Culture