166 Brick Lane


E1 6RU

Our doors are closed until further notice, but we're open for orders.

In response to growing concerns around the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and to protect the health and well-being of our staff, customers, and friends, Brick Lane Bookshop is closed temporarily until further notice.

Whilst our shutter will be down you can still email us to order books or tote bags/ask for recommendations and we’ll send them out to you. We are offering free delivery in Tower Hamlets and can post anywhere in the UK.

To pass the time if you're stuck at home, you might like to enter our 2020 Short Story Competition.  

Many thanks for your continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Keep well!

Submissions for our 2020 Short Story Prize are now OPEN!

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   Our March 2020 Bestsellers

1. Girl, Woman, Other

    Bernardine Evaristo

2. 111 Places in London's East End

    That You Shouldn't Miss

    Ed Glinert


3. Invisible Women 

   Caroline Criado Perez


4. The Mirror and the Light

    Hilary Mantel

5. The Brick Lane Bookshop Short

    Story Prize Longlist

6. The Five

    Hallie Rubenhold

7. Normal People

    Sally Rooney


8. Little Women 

   Louisa May Alcott

9. Devotion

    Patti Smith

10. Nineteen Eighty-Four

     George Orwell


11. Queenie

     Candice Carty-Williams

12. Weather

     Jenny Offill

13. Kim-Joyoung, Born 1982

     Cho Nam-Joo 

14. My Sister the Serial Killer

     Oyinkan Braithwaite

15. Hiking with Nietzsche

      John Kaag

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.