Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Tower Hamlets, London, established in 1978.

We are open every day 10:30am – 6pm.

We stock Fiction, Non-fiction, London Books, Poetry, Essays, Feminism, Children’s books, Classics, Cookery Books, Philosophy, Graphic Novels, Cards, our Brick Lane Bookshop tote bags and more.

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 Β£15.

We hope to see you soon!

Job Vacancy

We are looking for an experienced bookseller to join our team on a part-time basis.

Bookselling experience, a passion for promoting books and literature, excellent communication skills, a good working knowledge of computer systems and use of social media essential.

Please contact [email protected] for an application form and full details, using the subject header ‘Part-time Bookseller’.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME applicants. We are committed to equality and diversity within our team.

Closing date: 1 October 2021
Interviews: From 13 October 2021

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 here.

Buy a copy of last year’s anthology here.

Recent Bestsellers

Gift Cards

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!


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Our in-person events have been temporarily postponed due to the pandemic.

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.

New Books on the Shelves

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Art & Culture


London Books

Bookshop Merchandise