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.




 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.



At Hawthorn Time - Melissa Harrison

 Wednesday 6th May, 730pm


We are very excited to be welcoming back Melissa Harrison, who did such a wonderful event for her first book 'Clay'. She will be reading from & signing copies of her extraordinary new novel, which is 'a heartbreaking exploration of love, land and loss'.

Free event, all welcome. This event will be in the shop.




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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