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  • There’s plenty to explore in our January sale, the perfect opportunity to scout out new favourites.

  • Another incredible guest shelf, this time by Emily Wilson – eminent classicist and first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey into English. In it, she empowers the central female characters, giving the story new depth and sophistication. Full curation in the shop.

  • Join us for a fascinating discussion on print, film and virtual reality with Anna Mill and Luke Jones, creators of acclaimed graphic novel @squareeyescomic and @keiichi.matsuda – sign up now, 30th Jan 7-8.30pm link in bio.

  • Brexit – what next for the future of Britain? Post yesterday’s historical vote, we bring together @katharinehamnett and Rushanara Ali MP together for this ever changing and vital discussion. 31st Jan 7.30-9pm sign up now, link in bio.

  • Take a wander through our treasure trove of books, there’s some great finds in our January sale.

  • On Mondays we close our bookshop for Libreria Language Labs. This initiative supports the local Tower Hamlets migrant community to develop and improve their literacy.

    On Monday 11th Feb, we’re running our #PickItUp Litter Campaign 12-2pm. You can join our students to tackle rubbish and pollution, making our public spaces cleaner for everyone. For more info email languagelabs@libreria.io

  • Check out our new guest curation by the wonderful @renieddolodge Featuring books by David Chariandy, Kei Miller, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Naomi Alderman and Naomi Wolf. The shop is open till 6pm today.

  • Thick And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom: Fresh from the USA, this collection of eight personal essays explores many of Libreria’s popular themes, such as feminism, identity, power and popular culture. This bold debut also has its own playlist featuring Betty Davis and Kelis – an ideal Saturday morning soundtrack, link in bio. – Lloyd #libreriarecommends

  • Our culinary corner is full of delights, including the classic and modern take on Japanese cuisine #japaneasy by @cheftimanderson – a perfect start to the collection as his latest cookbook #TokyoStories releases later this year.

  • EVENT: What Now? Brexit and the Future of Britain – celebrated fashion designer @katharinehamnett and MP Rushanara Ali discuss what the future holds for the UK – Jan 31st at Libreria, sign up via link in bio.

  • Planning an adventure to our bookshop? Find us just off Brick Lane, right in the heart of East London.

  • Hell yeah! #beastieboys #beastieboysbook #paulsboutique #illcommunication @faberbooks #bookstagram

  • @MentorWiseUK book club in full swing this morning, yay! #warm #cosy #bookstagram @secondhome_io

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. One of Paddy’s top picks for 2019 – YES! this is gonna be one hell of a divisive epic, which is how an epic should be, right? #libreriarecommends

  • ‪This month’s fiction 📚 subscription from Libreria is a special treat of magical realism – comfort reading for those January Blues! #januaryblues ‬#bookstagram

  • Books, corners and secret cubby-holes. We’re open till 6pm today and then closed till Wednesday. 📸: @mylondonchildhood

  • Golden Thread by Kassia St. Clair. A brilliant follow-up to “The Secret Lives of Colour”. Lloyd #libreriarecommends

  • Opening times for this in-between phase. Feel free to get lost in a book in one of our cosy nooks.

  • Last minute gifts or an escape from all the festive bustle. We’ve got you covered – open till 4pm.

  • Libreria tote bags are a gift in themselves. Hours this weekend as normal.
    Sat: 10-8, Sun: 11-6.
    Then Christmas Eve Mon: 10-4 we’re open for any last minute presents.

  • All About Love by Bell Hooks: Bell Hooks writes about one of the most explored topics in literature, love and relationships, in a fresh and honest way. It’s no exaggeration to say this one will have you thinking about things a little differently. – Cecilia #libreriarecommends

  • An enchanting evening at #librerialates thanks to all who came, the amazing musicians and all those who donated a paperback for #echo100plus

  • Amazing paperback donations for #echo100plus – thank you Julia and Christina.

  • Schadenfreude by Tiffany Watt Smith: A pleasing book for the suppressed misanthrope in each of us. – Lloyd #libreriarecommends

  • Libreria Lates –
    festive drinks, live music, late night shopping. Tonight 7-11pm.

    Donate a paperback for #echo100plus to help refugees in Greece. Link in bio for more info.

  • The Order of Time. My non-fiction book of 2018, philosophically inspiring, theoretically blinding. – Paddy #libreriarecommends

    Open today 11am-7pm

  • We’re open tomorrow 11am-7pm!! #christmascountdown #books #pressies #bookstagram

  • The Silence of The Girls by Pat Barker: An imaginative re-telling of the Trojan War, but from the perspective of the women in the story – Cecilia #libreriarecommends

  • A selection of the guiding thinkers and ideas that have influenced @secondhome_io and Libreria – Lloyd #libreriarecommends

  • Christmas shopping in your favourite bookshop, festive drinks and beautiful live music. This is #librerialates
    Next week, Dec 18th 7-11pm. Free entry, but spaces are limited. Sign up now, link in bio.

    In support of #Echo100Plus – a nonprofit organisation that helps refugees in Greece.

  • Joan of Arc and Christine de Pizan in 2049 is one hell of a radical leap – this is the standout novel of 2018. – Paddy
    #libreriarecommends

  • A view in to our enchanting bookshop. Captured by @archieslap through a #35mm lens.

  • This is the last week to gift our Libreria subscription in time for Christmas. Personally curated monthly reads, hand wrapped and posted through the door. Link in bio www.libreria.io/subscriptions

  • Gal-dem: Brilliant magazine by women and non-binary people of colour with articles ranging from ‘the secret to making feminism better for everyone’ to ‘the secret life of black bee keepers’. – Cecilia #libreriarecommends

  • Today 12-2pm. Lunch like no other, a delicious fusion of Bangladeshi, Moroccan and Sudanese flavours, all made by our Language Lab Students.
    Libreria Language Labs is an initiative that supports the local Tower Hamlets migrant community to develop and improve their literacy. All proceeds from the lunch will go to @citizens.uk

  • An illuminating history of medieval Africa told in a collage of brief chapters – Lloyd #libreriarecommends

  • Recommendation of the day. An inspiring memoir from the co-founder of Nike. This is rich storytelling, full of humility – Lloyd

  • Christmas shopping in your favourite bookshop while sipping on a festive drink and listening to beautiful live music? #librerialates Dec 18th 7-11pm.

    In support of #Echo100Plus – a nonprofit organisation that helps refugees in Greece.
    Free entry, but spaces are limited. Sign up now, link in bio.

  • Today’s recommendation. Insomnia is an incredibly interesting take, about something so many experience but is rarely explored – Cecilia

  • In the run up to Christmas, the Libreria team is going to post a daily recommends. This is a must read memoir from the States – Paddy

  • For the bookworms in your life, give the gift of our personally curated subscription. Monthly reads, hand wrapped and posted through their door. Link in bio www.libreria.io/subscriptions

  • Searching for that special, colourful 🎁 gift? Come speak to the Libreria team and get it wrapped! #alternative #gift #colour @bloomsburypublishing @penguinbooks

  • Beautiful bookshop by day and magical drinking den by night. The perfect venue for an extraordinary Christmas party.

    For availability and pricing information, email us hello@libreria

  • A warm & bustling busy Libreria last Sunday – soul enhancing 🌚🌝🌙 #sunday #bookstagram #warm #soul

  • Proust’s woven wanderings #warpandweft #losttime #canvas #bookstagram # @nyrbooks

  • ‪Lovely impromptu book chat gathering at Libreria this morning! @mentorwiseuk @SECONDHOME_IO #bookclub ‬

  • Pride of Arabia Book 📚 Club! December 10th, 7.30pm, come join! #bookstagram #bookclub #jamesbaldwin

  • Nighttime at Libreria 🌚🌘🌙🌔🌓#bookstagram #latenightreading

  • Beautifully illustrated aesopian fable by George Saunders @bloomsburypublishing #aesop #fox #bear #bookstagram

  • “So let’s start with the word ‘Nihilism’…” Nolan Gertz, author of “Nihilism and Technology”, in conversation with Adam Greenfield now #bookshop #event #libreria #spitalfields

  • Warm and cosy Saturday book 📖 hunting 🧐😎 #bookstagram #bookshop #cosy

  • 😴 oh sleep envy 💤#insomnia #awakening @scribe_uk

  • Night image of Libreria by @tadhalder #mood #nighttime #bookstagram

  • Throwback to brill @yrsadaleyward spoken word performance at Libreria #poetry #spokenwordpoetry @penguinbooks

  • @stancepodcast tonight at Libreria! #heartbreakers #love

  • Sign up to our book subscription and receive your monthly reads, beautifully wrapped at your door step first week on every month. Guess what are our picks this month? #giftideas #bookwormgifts #bookshelf

  • 70s vibes 👀 📸 @imjulietbarnes #librerialondon #bookstagram #londonlife #70svibes #bookshelf

  • The perfect hideaway for hump day 🐫 📸 @hannahbarry00 #librerialondon #bookstagram #bookshop #bookworm #bookshelf #visitlondon

  • This week’s newsletter is looking 👌 Don’t miss out – sign up in the bio 👀 #librerialondon #bookstagram #culture #yayoikusama #victoriamirogallery

  • See something you like? Pop down and see us this weekend 📚 📸 @mortarandmore #bookstagram #libreria #bookshop #visitlondon #bookworm #spitalfields

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