About Us

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

The bookshop first appeared in 1978 on Watney Market, under the guise of Tower Hamlets Art Projects (THAP). Up until a few years ago, we were known as Eastside Books.

Now, more than thirty years on, as Brick Lane Bookshop, we’re still going strong and are happy to provide the East End with books, browsing, a personal service, and a fast ordering ability.

Our history is the history of a community: Brick Lane Bookshop grew out of a vibrant local network of innovative activities and ideas that often sparked each other, pushing us into new, unexpected directions. You can read more about our story here.


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