About Us

Brick Lane Bookshop is proudly independent and was established in 1978.

We stock Fiction, Non-fiction, London Books, Children’s Books, Poetry, Essays, Feminism, Travel, Classics, Philosophy, Cards, Tote bags and more.

We’re open everyday and our booksellers are always happy to give recommendations, so if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, please ask. We can order most books that are in print in the UK within two working days – often by the next day.  

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.

The BLB Podcast


The BLB Podcast is a project from Brick Lane Bookshop created to interrogate the short story form. We talk to writers about about they 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, Manuel Muñoz, Gurnaik Johal, Imogen Fox, Jess Walter & Eley Williams.

Latest episode: Episode 17: Attrib. with Eley Williams

Listen here, or on your preferred podcast app:
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Get in touch!

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