We are an independent bookshop in Clapham - 26 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0JA.

We offer a great hand-picked selection of titles including fiction, children's & art books. 

We also run a smaller sister shop, Herne Hill Books.


 Saturday storytime - Amanda Swift - 18th April, 11am

Amanda Swift, author of the fantastic series


will be here for free storytime & activities - all welcome!




We will also be selling books at this event, at Omnibus Clapham:

Wednesday 22 April, 7pm - Vicky Pryce & Polly Toynbee

Local resident & well-known economist, Vicky Pryce, will speak about her book It's the Economy, Stupid: Economics for Voters, and Polly Toynbee, former Clapham resident & Guardian columnist will introduce Cameron's Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink.

This is a free event, please arrive in good time.

NB: This event will be held at Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW.




Launch of Edition 30 of Southbank Poetry Magazine

Thursday 23 April at 7.30 pm.

We are delighted to welcome back South Bank Poetry magazine, who will be launching the new issue - readers to be confirmed, but there be half a dozen. This event will be in the shop. Free event, all welcome!




 Marion Coutts - The Iceberg

Thursday 30th April, 730pm

We are pleased to welcome Marion Coutts, who will be reading from and discussing her excellent & moving memoir, The Iceberg. It is the story of the illness and untimely death of her husband, Tom Lubbock, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and died in 2011. Beautifully written; an essential account of being and dying. This event will be in the shop. All welcome; free event.



We will also be selling books at this event, at Omnibus Clapham:

Zoe Williams - The Madness of Modern Parenting

Saturday 9th May, 115pm

To coincide with the launch of her new book, The Madness of Modern Parenting, Guardian columnist and author Zoe Williams will be reading extracts and having a chat with us about the hysteria that so often surrounds parenthood in today's society. Following this, there will also be an opportunity to have any books signed by Zoe. This is a free event, all welcome - please arrive in good time.






         We welcome Hester, who has brought back our picture book storytime.

All welcome!


Tel: 020 7627 2797

Email: shop@claphambooks.com


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Monday to Friday         10am - 7pm

Saturdays                       10am - 6pm

Sundays & Bank Hols   12 - 6pm  

(Herne Hill Wednesdays now 10-6pm & Sundays 10 - 4pm)


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