Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Tower Hamlets, London, established in 1978.
We will be closed all day tomorrow (Monday 20th) due to essential maintenance being carried out in the shop – apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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!
Brick Lane Bookshop New Short Stories 2022 was published on November 14th.
You can purchase your copy now!
Featuring stories from: Shazia J. Altaf, Avril Caprani, Imogen Fox, Emily Gaywood-James, Giovanna Iozzi, Bonnie Lander Johnson, Miki Lentin, Max Lury, Rosaleen Lynch, Yvette Naden, Hannah Retallick, and Martha Sprackland
‘Exceptional stories, each so startlingly different, yet all stay with you. A true celebration of the short-story form.’ Huma Qureshi
The BLB Podcast
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.
Latest episode: We Move with Gurnaik Johal
Listen here, or on your preferred podcast app:
Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Pocketcasts
The Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize
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.
Buy a copy of the 2022 edition here.
Buy a copy of the 2021 edition here.
‘Queer Footprints’ by Dan Glass
Join us in the bookshop for the launch of Queer Footprints with author and activist Dan Glass.
From the Brixton Fairies to Notting Hill Carnival to world-changing protests in Trafalgar Square, Rebel Dykes to drag queen communes, Queer Footprints celebrates the hidden histories of struggle and joy.
Click here for full details and tickets!
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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Poet For Hire
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!
No appearances scheduled at the moment – check back in April!
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.