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Stoke Newington Toys and Books!
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We are excited to announce that we have officially renamed our dear old Bargain Bookshop as ‘Stoke Newington Toys and Books’. The shop now heavily, and proudly, features a large range of children’s toys suitable for all ages, from infants upwards. This includes a mixture of musical instruments; wooden cars/trucks; costumes; arts & crafts; soft toys, […]

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Stoke Newington Literary Festival!
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3rd-5th June 2016 Not long now until the annual Stokey Lit Fest! Lots of exciting acts lined up this year, from newbies David Mitchell & Sarah Pascoe; to Lit-Fest regular Owen Jones; plus Hackney’s very own John Hegley. We’ll be there on the sidelines of all your booky events, armed with the author’s latest and […]

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Next Event: Type Tasting With Sarah Hyndman
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If you missed the opportunity to attend the sold out Type Tasting tour at Stokey Lit Fest last Summer, now is your chance to get involved! We’re welcoming Sarah Hyndman to the bookshop on Thursday 4th February at 8pm to introduce her brand new publication ‘Why Fonts Matter‘ (Virgin Books, 28th January 2016). Sarah is an […]

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January Half Price Sale
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With snow forecast for Thursday there is just time to nip down to the shop and stock up on books in our amazing half-price sale! We have a brilliant selection of fiction and non-fiction, from Hemingway to Sacks, as well as a range of half price children’s books (yes..there are some Peppa Pigs included in […]

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Upcoming N16 Writers & Readers Events
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New Year, new events! In addition to our own bookshop events we are delighted to welcome back the N16 Writers & Readers Network. Monday 8th February: We will be hosting the wonderful Patricia Ferguson speaking on her novel ‘Aren’t We Sisters?’. Set in 1930s Cornwall, it tells the tale of Norah Thornby’s mysterious lodger Nurse […]

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What a great #BAMB celebration!
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  What a great Books Are My Bag celebration we had this year! We kicked off on Thursday with Max Porter discussing his debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Apart from it being the most amazing book, Max’s readings, and the question and answer session with the audience held everyone captivated. You could […]

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Ben Aitken
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On a wet and windy Thursday, Stoke Newington Bookshop was lit up like a beacon for the launch of Ben Aitken’s début novel ‘Dear Bill Bryson’. With a glass of wine in one hand and some delicious cheese in the other, guests were treated to Ben reading from a chapter of his book, in a […]

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Full House
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  Last night at the bookshop saw a full house for the launch of Margaret Rooke’s wonderful book ‘Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories’ with special guest, and featured high achiever, poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Through the thoughtful questioning of Guardian literary editor Claire Armitstead, Rooke and Zephaniah discussed the challenges faced by […]

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Stoke Newington Exclusive!
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Author Margaret Rooke’s book Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories features well known figure from the arts, sport and business worlds discussing the difficulties of, and methods for working with, dyslexia. It follows the journeys of such well-known figures as Darcey Bussell, Eddie Izzard, Richard Branson and Benjamin Zephaniah. The book will be […]

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Exciting Upcoming Events!
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Autumn is nearly here and we have some great events to help pass those dark evenings. Monday 14th September: N16 Readers and Writers Network host their annual ‘Desert Island Books’. This year author Sophie Hannah, crime writer extraordinaire and the woman behind the newest Poirot mystery The Monogram Murders, will be in the hot seat […]

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