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We're very excited to welcome poets Raymond Antrobus and Rachel Long to the shop to read from their recent work. The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus The Perseverance is the remarkable debut book by British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus. Ranging across history and continents, these poems operate in the spaces in between, their haunting lyrics creating new, hybrid territories. The Perseverance is a book of loss, contested language and praise, where elegies for the poet’s father sit alongside meditations on the d/Deaf…Find out more »
We're very excited to welcome JJ Bola and Salena Godden to the shop to read from their recent poetry collections, Refuge (Own It!, 2018) and Pessimism is for Lightweights (Rough Trade Books, 2018).Find out more »
Join us as we welcome Matthew Sperling (author of Astroturf) and Andrew McMillan (author of playtime) to discuss contemporary modes of masculinity in fiction and poetry.Find out more »
2018 has been quite a year for Pages; In March we were named London Independent Bookshop of the Year, and in September we celebrated 10 years in business! To say thank you to you, our customers, for all your support, we’re offering an evening of free live music from The Norfolk Broads and mulled wine on the evening of Thursday 20th December... and we’re staying open until 9pm! Come and hear some live music among the second-hand books, and enjoy…Find out more »
Join us as we welcome Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Riaz Phillips, and Sharmaine Lovegrove to discuss the new anthology, Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Generation.
For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home.
This remarkable book explores the reality of their experiences, and those of their children and grandchildren, through 22 unique real-life stories spanning more than 70 years.Find out more »
An often maligned county, Essex’s recent history has been the subject of many stereotypes. A new book, Radical Essex, seeks to tell another story, exploring the dynamic relationship between London’s East End and radical experiments in living, whether in rural enclaves or on the desolate marshes. This is a story of socialist and anarchist land colonies, Christian and Tolstoyan retreats, and the county as the home of modernist architecture in Britain and model industrial communities. Two of the book’s authors, Gillian Darley & Ken Worpole, discuss the many utopian experiments in living to be re-discovered in the county’s radical history, now too often forgotten.Find out more »
With her new memoir Insomnia, Marina Benjamin has produced an unsettling account of an unsettling condition that treats our inability to sleep not as a disorder, but as an existential experience that can electrify our understanding of ourselves, and of creativity and love.Find out more »
Amidst the chaos of Brexit, Hannah White wanted to explore a different side of Europe, one informed by the views and experiences of those who live there. She carried out her research by bike. Cycling from Roscoff to Geneva, Rome to Athens, Belfast to Dublin (with another tour planned for Germany in November this year) interviewing and photographing the people and places she encountered. The exhibited photographs are of the landscapes she has passed through. The accompanying words describe her ongoing journey towards a greater understanding of Europe now and what it means to be European. You can find out more at Outsider.Find out more »
Join us for a double launch of Geraldine Snell's overlove and Siân Robinson Davies' Naked and Practical.Find out more »
Join us as we celebrate the publication of two exciting new collections by West Midlands poets from South Asian backgrounds (in association with Verve Poetry Press).Find out more »