Wanstead is getting its own bookshop – cunningly named Wanstead Bookshop.
For the time being it’s an online shop, but it is planning to hold events, champion local writers, and raise money for community causes like the Wanstead Community Gardeners.
The shop already has hundreds of books available, many of which should be available for next day delivery if ordered before 3pm Mon-Fri, and it is building its range quickly.
Apart from the excellent Oxfam Books and Music, now 10 years old, we don’t think Wanstead has ever had its own bookshop. And so – in the interests of full disclosure – the team which brings you Wansteadium decided to do something about it and has set up this new venture.
For each order over £10, Wanstead Bookshop is donating £1 to one of four good causes, for whom this could be an additional stream of income. As well as the Community Gardeners, it is giving customers the choice of the Wanstead Fringe, the Wanstead Cricket Club and the Corner House Project which is giving practical help to homeless people. Other good causes can be nominated too
The shop is offering free delivery on orders over £25.
You can see what Wanstead Bookshop has to offer here, and if you want to get regular emails about new books, local book events and other offers, you can sign up here.