The Broadway Bookshop – Day 24 of the Advent
Welcome to The Broadway Bookshop – a small but beautiful independent bookshop in busy Broadway Market, Hackney. We specialise in literary fiction and have a good range of poetry, philosophy, politics, biography, city literature, travel, art, fashion, music and children’s books.
We asked all the bookshops to answer three Christmas questions:
1. What is your favourite Christmas book?
Winter by Ali Smith. In this surreal and joyously inventive novel, Ali Smith wittily portrays the strains and pains of a post-Brexit family Christmas, yet also how love in these unpromising circumstances still grows and endures.
2. What books should we look out for this December? Adult fiction, children’s fiction and non-fiction
We were really impressed with Lavinia Greenlaw’s new novel In the City of Love’s Sleep (published by Faber & Faber) and totally captivated by her reading at the shop last month, where she was joined in conversation with the always brilliant Lara Pawson.
We’re big fans of Liz Flanagan’s brilliant Eden Summer and are thrilled to see the publication of her latest book Dragon Daughter.
Repeater have just published the wonderfully produced K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004 – 2016) edited by Darren Ambrose and with a foreword by Simon Reynolds. And at long last there’s a life of Friedrich Nietzsche: I am Dynamite by Sue Prideaux (published by Faber & Faber) which looks fantastic.
3. Have you any events going on in December?
London photographer Mike Seaborne will be at the shop on Wednesday 12 December to talk about his new book The Isle of Dogs: Before the Big Money (published by Hoxton Mini Press) with historian Ken Worpole. A series of photographs taken between 1982 and 1987, the book is an extraordinary record of place on the edge of large-scale transformation.