FIND BOOKS ACROSS DIVERSE GENRES AT PAGES OF HACKNEY
Pages of Hackney is an independent bookshop and event space on Lower Clapton Road. In addition to stocking a wonderful collection of books, it’s a local community hub and cultural centre that hosts talks and discussions with speakers and authors.
Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton, London E5 0RN. Phone: 0 20 8525 1452
Cosy, welcoming, and sporting a fetching bright blue paint job that gives it a village-bookshop feel, Pages of Hackney is an independent bookshop and event space on Lower Clapton Road. It’s one of several such bookshops that have opened in Hackney over the last decade, offering spaces to while away an hour, catch a screening or a book signing, and maybe even have a chat with the owner — a bit of old fashioned, hands-on book-related action.
While Pages of Hackney is a lovely place to buy books across diverse genres — contemporary and classic fiction, children's books, politics, environment, art, second-hand books, feminism, psychology, cookery, and more — it’s also a local community hub where there’s always something going on. It’s grown into something of a cultural centre for Clapton since it was established in 2008, and regularly hosts animated talks and discussions with speakers and authors, and screens such delights as animated graphic novels. Sadly there aren’t a lot of places like this left in London; when one appears, it’s good to make the most of it. After all, being able to pop to the local bookshop and ask the author of the book you just read what they really meant is something to be relished! Oh and make sure you check out the collection of vintage vinyl on sale in the basement too.
Photograph courtesy Pages Of Hackney