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Nicholas Murray
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Monday 12th March, 8pm. As the spring season starts to emerge we will be kicking off with biographer, novelist, poet and literary activist Nicholas Murray. With a global refugee crisis and a highly polarised debate in the UK about immigration and EU membership, Nicholas Murray’s lively and original exploration of the idea of borders – literal […]

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Hilary Davies
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Monday 12th February, 8pm. Hilary Davies, winner of the Cheltenham Literature Festival poetry competition, here with her fourth collection, Exile and the Kingdom. Davies embarks on pilgrimage poetic, religious, psychological. Using a dazzling interplay of narrative and lyric line, she travels through real and imagined territory in search of answers to the great questions which preoccupy us as […]

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Gavin Weightman
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Monday 8th January, 8pm We’re kicking off 2018 with a visit from Gavin Weightman, here to discuss “Eureka: How Invention Happens” This witty and inspiring book chronicles the long history of discovery and ingenuity which gave rise to a “eureka moment” when a dream of invention became a reality for the first time. Tracing the […]

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Ruth Pavey
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Monday 13th November at 8pm. We are delighted to be joined by the fantastic writer and journalist Ruth Pavey to speak about her debut novel ‘A Wood of One’s Own’. In 1999 Ruth acquired a four acre piece of derelict woodland in Somerset, which she has been working to restore ever since.  Her book about […]

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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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