The Top Bookshops in East London


East London is known for its uniquely vibrant aura, quirky independent cafes and thriving arts and culture scene, but when it comes to bookshops, this part of the city has the best of the best in abundance.  We have put together a list of our favourite spots to find thrilling page-turners in the East End: 

The Broadway Bookshop

Located in the iconic Broadway Market in Hackney, The Broadway Bookshop is an independent store which specialises in literary fiction, providing a fantastic selection of poetry, philosophy & essays, politics, biography, city literature, travel, art, fashion, music and children’s books.

6 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ

Artwords Bookshop

Established in 2001, Artwords Bookshop offers a vast collection of magazines and books focusing on contemporary visual arts and culture. It is the place to go for literature focused on graphic design, architecture, photography, fashion and fine art. 

20-22 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ

Brick Lane Bookshop

Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent store in Tower Hamlets, established in 1978. This fantastic shop includes everything from literary fiction to travel cookery books. Of course there is also a section dedicated to local London history. 

166 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU

Libreria

Every aspect of Libreria has been designed for readers to discover new books and ideas. Libreria features curved shelves and cosy reading nooks making the shop an architectural delight. With shelves of books which never seem to end there is something for every reader here. The books have been curated to ‘maximise serendipity’, arranged according to themes from ‘Wanderlust’ to ‘Enchantment for Disenchanted’. 

65 Hanbury St, London E1 5JP

Pages of Hackney

An award-winning independent London bookshop, Pages of Hackney prides itself on curating a collection of books by diverse writers in the areas of literary fiction, politics, feminism, essays and life writing. It also offers a selection of vintage vinyl records in the basement.

70 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0RN

 

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