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Penelope Lively
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Monday 9th October, 8pm. Join us and Penelope Lively to celebrate her hugely acclaimed collection of stories ‘The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories’. ‘Thoughtful, intelligent and light of touch. Lively has the gift, rare and wonderful, of being able to peel back the layers one by one and set them before us, translucent and gleaming’ Sunday […]

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Ben Aaronovitch at Stoke Newington Library
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Wednesday 4th October at 7pm, FREE. If you’ve loved the previous work of London author Ben Aaronovitch (‘Rivers of London’ & ‘Foxglove Summer’) why not head down to Stoke Newington Library Gallery on Wednesday 4th October for a live reading of his new book ‘The Furthest Station’ and a Q&A with the man himself. Set to […]

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Marina Lewycka: Desert Island Books!
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Monday 11th September, 8pm. Hi all! Marina Lewycka, author of “A Short History of Tractors in Ukraine”, and more recently “The Lubetkin Legacy”, will be joined by Maggie Hamand on Monday 11th September to discuss her Desert Island Books. Extracts read by Jane Wymark. Come and join us and the speakers in this annual event starting […]

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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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