Bookshop of the Month! Brick Lane Bookshop
A blog series exploring the amazing independent shops around London
"People say life was hard in the East End but I found the living was easy and I loved it." - John Claridge
If you've ever been to Brick Lane on a weekend, you have probably at least poked your head inside #166, easily recognizable by it's colourful and quirky window display.
Full of History
It's a bookshop that has provided London's East End with literature since the 1970s, when it was formed out of a protest. Could this be the coolest bookshop in the world? Well, it's definitely a contender!
Now, what Brick Lane Bookshop may lack in square footage and cosy nooks, it more than makes up for with their extensive collection of books and other goodies. The team is full of down-to-earth East End enthusiasts who know their fair share about books.
Get to know the bookshop team:
A definite crowd favourite are the always-changing, multi-coloured Penguin classics bags you can see hanging in the window, and there's more than a few of them being toted around in the crowd outside.
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Catch a glimpse of the shelves at Brick Lane Bookshop
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