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WE ARE 30!
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Exciting news folks! This year we celebrate 30 years of Stoke Newington Bookshop. To celebrate we will be having a little party on Saturday 22nd July (9:30-18:00). Come along anytime to enjoy cake, balloons, kids treasure hunt and a glass of fizz. There will also be live music by the fabulous Ella Janes, as well […]

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The Museum of Cathy
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Monday 12th June. Orange Prize long-listed author Anna Stothard will be discussing her new novel ‘The Museum of Cathy’. A young woman escapes her feral childhood in a rundown chalet on the East coast of England to become a curator of natural history in Berlin. Although seemingly liberated from her destructive past, she commemorates her most […]

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Sarah Hyndman
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Thursday 11th May. Graphic designer and author of hugely popular ‘Why Fonts Matter’, Sarah Hyndman will be with us this May to talk typeface. With her new book – ‘How to Draw Type and Influence People’ – out on April 17th, Sarah will be sharing her tips on choosing the right font, and what it […]

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Silly Lady Novelists?
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Monday 10th April at 8pm. Michele Roberts will be visiting us to chat about her latest work, ‘Silly Lady Novelists’, the third title in Rack Press Poetry’s ‘Little Green Book’ series. What kind of novels should women write? Should anyone be prescribing the answer to such a question? In a lively and polemical response to […]

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A Secret History of Hopping – Melanie McGrath
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Join us on Thursday March 30th where we will be hosting The Friends of Hackney Archives and award-winning author and journalist Melanie McGrath, who will be tracing her roots back to seventeenth century Spitalfields weavers to tell the stories of hoppers and uncover some of the secrets of hops and hopping. Why are oasthouses round? ‘I have […]

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Golden Hill
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Monday 13th March, 8pm Not one to miss! The recent winner of the Costa First Novel award, Francis Spufford, will be visiting us to talk about Golden Hill. New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England […]

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Barry Forshaw
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Monday 13th February, 8pm Crime fiction and film expert, Barry Forshaw will be coming to discuss his latest book “Brit Noir”. After the success of earlier entries in the series, Nordic Noir and Euro Noir, he returns to the British Isles to produce the ultimate reader’s guide to modern British crime fiction. “A must-have for crime fans: for reminding […]

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Ysenda Maxtone Graham
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Monday 9th January, 8pm Ysenda will be coming down to talk about her new book ‘Terms and Conditions: Life in Girls’ Boarding Schools, 1939-1979′. Published last November, it has received a great number of positive reviews and promises to be well worth the venture out in these January chills. “I loved every minute I spent reading it […]

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‘Dancing on the Outskirts’ – Shena Mackay
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The lovely Shena Mackay will be joining us on the 14th of November to discuss her new collection of short stories ‘Dancing on the Outskirts’. “Mackay’s new collection of short stories showcases her genius for building comedy from terseness and compression . . . her precise, unsentimental images, integral to her stories’ themes, sum up […]

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Pete Brown
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On the 9th November, local author & pub frequenter Pete Brown will be down here to discuss his 2 latest Titles: ‘The Apple Orchard’ - Taking us through the seasons in England’s apple-growing heartlands, this magical book uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit. ‘The Pub’ – A coffee table book exploring some […]

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