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  • Your local independent bookshop

    Located on lovely, leafy Pitshanger Lane. We stock over 3000 titles. As well as books, we sell cards, wrapping paper, stationery and games.
  • Serving our community

    Everybody that works here lives locally. We all love the area and we all love books so please feel free to ask if there's anything you need.
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The Pitshanger Bookshop is closed at the moment but we are aiming to re-open on June 16 and very much look forward to seeing you then.

Our opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am to 4pm.

In order to comply with safety guidelines we ask that only one customer or family group comes into the shop at a time. We will provide hand sanitiser and gloves so that you can safely pick up books and other products. 

If you are isolating and are unable to visit the shop, please contact us and we can arrange home delivery. 

For any enquiries, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your support

 

 

 

Book of the Week

Endell Street by Wendy Moore

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When the First World War broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. For pioneering suffragette doctors (and life partners) Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson that meant moving to France, where they set up two small military hospitals amidst fierce opposition. Yet their medical and organisational skills were so impressive that in 1915 Flora and Louisa were asked by the War Ministry to return to London and establish a new military hospital in a vast and derelict old workhouse in Covent Garden's Endell Street. That they did, creating a 573-bed hospital staffed from top to bottom by female surgeons, doctors and nurses, and developing entirely new techniques to deal with the horrific mortar and gas injuries suffered by British soldiers. Receiving 26,000 wounded men over the next four years, Flora and Louisa created such a caring atmosphere that soldiers begged to be sent to Endell Street. And then, following the end of the war and the Spanish Flu outbreak, the hospital was closed and Flora, Louisa and their staff were once again sidelined in the medical profession. The story of Endell Street provides both a keyhole view into the horrors and thrills of wartime London and a long-overdue tribute to the brilliance and bravery of an extraordinary group of women.


Book at Bedtime

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

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This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . .

Coming up

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We have several events coming up over the next few months but we are just firming up details.

More to follow.....