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Juliet Gardiner
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Monday 9 April 2018, 8pm Juliet Gardiner, one of Britain’s best-known social historians, will be joining us to talk on illegitimacy, adoption, bedsits, mini-skirts, equal opportunities and her deeply moving memoir, Joining the Dots. Weaving biography and history, Gardiner writes here about the span of women’s lives from her birth during the Second World War to the […]

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Nicholas Murray
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Monday 12th March 2018, 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 – […]

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Hilary Davies
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Monday 12th February 2018, 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 […]

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Gavin Weightman
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Monday 8th January 2018, 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 […]

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Ruth Pavey
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Monday 13th November 2017 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 […]

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Penelope Lively
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Monday 9th October 2017, 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 […]

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Ben Aaronovitch at Stoke Newington Library
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Wednesday 4th October 2017 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 […]

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Marina Lewycka: Desert Island Books!
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Monday 11th September 2017, 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 […]

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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 2017 (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 […]

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The Museum of Cathy
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Monday 12th June 2017. 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 […]

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