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!
We are hiring! We are currently looking for an experienced bookseller to join the Brick Lane Bookshop team on a part-time basis.
Hours: Part-time, minimum 16 hours a week. This will include weekends and some evening events.
Pay: £13.50 per hour + staff discount on books
Candidates must have bookselling experience, have a good knowledge of books and current publications, and a passion for promoting literature. You will have excellent communication skills; a good working knowledge of computer systems; experience with professional use of social media.
Applications close at midnight on Friday 29th September. Interviews will be held in the week beginning October 9th.
If you are interested, please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter telling us what makes you ideal for this role to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Bookseller Vacancy’.
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Discover the world of independent presses with our brand new book subscription!
Here at Brick Lane Bookshop, we’re passionate about connecting readers to books – it’s our whole thing – so we’re proud to unveil our new subscription service celebrating the best in independent publishing!
Over the year we’ll spotlight twelve independent and small presses who are making waves in literary fiction and non-fiction. Each month you’ll receive a new release, hand-picked by our booksellers, with a note explaining why we selected it and what we find unique and inspiring about its publisher.
Click here to find out more!
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.
Brick Lane Bookshop New Short Stories 2022 was published on November 14th – purchase a copy here!
‘Exceptional stories, each so startlingly different, yet all stay with you. A true celebration of the short-story form’ – Huma Qureshi
You can also 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, Irenosen Okojie and Manuel Muñoz.
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!
Scheduled appearances in July – 9th, 16th (12-4pm on all dates)
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.