Brick Lane Books

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Brick Lane

This small indie bookstore has had two monikers before this one - initially as the Tower Hamlets Art Projects in Whitechapel, then Eastside Books in its current location. A third name change a few years back created its current incarnation, Brick Lane Bookshop, where they stock a great range of fiction, local history and the usual non-fiction sections, along with cards, wrapping paper and gifts. If you head down on a Monday or Tuesday you can join in on the shop's regular writing group, and they also hold a monthly book club, the members of which get a 10 per cent discount on the relevant titles.

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Venue name: Brick Lane Books
Address: 166 Brick Lane
E1 6RU
Opening hours: 11am-6.30pm Mon-Sun
Transport: Shoreditch High St Overground
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Diana T

I love this little store, it always has interesting books for affordable prices, I think I've bought several books for just £4, instead of their online prices being roughly double the cost. The staff always gives good input when you go up to the till either because they read something by the same author or that book itself. They have a really good selection of books about London and the area in particular. You can also get cute novelty gifts, like east London tote bags, or thoughtful birthday cards.