News

75 gift ideas from Wanstead Bookshop

Posted by GILES WILSON on

Books are the ideal present, of course - easy to wrap, easy to order online and post, and above all, good for the soul. But what to buy? We've assembled a list here of more than 75 gift ideas - helpfully broken down to target the kind of people you might be buying presents for this Christmas. *THE* BOOKS OF 2020 FOR SERIOUS READERS FOR FAMILY QUIZ TIME THIS CHRISTMAS FOR CRIME AND THRILLER LOVERS THIS CHRISTMAS FOR THE POLITICALLY MINDED INTERESTING PEOPLE TO READ ABOUT FOR FOODIES AT CHRISTMAS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SUPPORT WANSTEAD AUTHORS FOR PEOPLE...

Read more →

Video of Body Language launch

Posted by GILES WILSON on

Thanks to everyone who came to the launch of Body Language by A. K. Turner. If you couldn't make it, you can watch the event here, complete with reading of the book and interview with ace mortuary technician Barbara.

Read more →

Our first book launch

Posted by GILES WILSON on

  We're delighted to announce our first book launch! The book: Body Language by A.K. Turner (aka Anya Lipska)The event: Online at WansteadiumThe date & time: Thursday 26 November, 6.30pm This feels like a really big step for our new venture, but it was always our intention to help encourage cultural activities in Wanstead through this bookshop, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. We know (because we've had an early copy) that the book is a delight – and will be to anyone who enjoyed Anya Lipska's Kiszka and Kershaw series which, from time to time, featured our beloved...

Read more →

How to contact us

Posted by GILES WILSON on

You can email us at contact@wansteadbookshop.com, or use the chat function on the website. We'll get back in contact with you as soon as possible. Should you need to return a book, use the address on the delivery form. If you need to write to us, you can do so c/o 9 Rodney Road Wanstead London E11 2DE

Read more →

Our yearning for a bookshop in Wanstead

Posted by GILES WILSON on

When Oxfam Books and Music opened in Wanstead High Street in 2010, Wansteadium (our other project) broke the news, saying: "[A]fter years of waiting, Wanstead is to get its own bookshop. OK, it’s a charity shop, and will sell second hand books, but nevertheless the news could give Wanstead High Street the boost it has been needing." And it's been true - the Oxfam shop has given Wanstead brains a focal point. But a shop of that type can't quite scratch the itch that a desire for a bookshop represents. We have yearned for Wanstead to have its own bookshop, and...

Read more →