Brick Lane Bookshop

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166 Brick Lane, Bethnal Green, London, E1 6RU

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Brick Lane Bookshop

166 Brick Lane
Bethnal Green
E1 6RU
+44 (0)20 7247 0216
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Brick Lane Bookshop

5.0 out of 5 21 October 2012
by Katherine B.

I love browsing the bookstore.

It has a pretty geeky/elitist selection of quality literature. You can find classics (mostly things in public domain) for £2.50, new biographies, histories of London, quirky non-fiction publications, well selected fiction and non-fiction, travel books, some cookery books, gifts and non-tacky/actually useful London paraphernalia.

You can tell whoever owns this...more

4.0 out of 5 23 November 2009
by Victor V.

A superb little establishment in the middle of Brick Lane - one in which I am guaranteed to find a tome or two to tickle my reading fancy. The staff are knowledgable and friendly, and their stock does not seem to be dictated by a breakfast show book club or bestseller fashion; rather it reflects the broad tastes of its patrons.

Amongst the piles a-top table and floor, I spied books on the...more

4.0 out of 5 22 May 2009
by Jesse B.

Are you the kind of person who has way too many books lined up on your list but can't resist buying titles that tickle your fancy and seem so inviting every time you come around to a lovely little book shop? Well, I am. And Eastside Books is just my cup of coffee.

Today's purchase: Soren Kierkegaard's 'Diary of a Seducer'

Oh hush, you know me...more

4.0 out of 5 30 December 2008
by Monica R.

This bookshop is fantastic! It has the independent spirit that has made this street and area so famous, and what's best, is that it will continue to have it because people love it.

They carry all types of books, fiction, non-fiction, the works. But what makes it very special is that they have an section dedicated to local history and children's books that reflect today's society. It is a...more

4.0 out of 5 10 November 2008
by Felix W.

Really, a lovely little bookshop with a long-standing history in this area. Where it could have succumbed to the temptation to sell cool books to all the cool people that pass through this street (y'know how Fopp does it - bit of Orwell, bit of Camus, bit o' Kafka), they actually got a really well-stocked selection of fiction.

The kind of fiction you've always wanted to read, or thought...more