Welcome to BookBar

an independent bookshop and social space in London

BookBar brings people together through books.

Come and visit our bookshop, wine bar and events space at 166 Blackstock Road, London, or browse our Shelf Medicate Prescription and Consultation Service - bespoke book collections to suit any mood and The Booklist - our menu of recommendations and suggestions online.

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JULY'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

Every month we choose a book we think you'll love and pair it with a glass of something tasty to match, so you can have the most immersive reading experience. Buy a copy of our Book of the Month online or in store and get a glass of our paired wine for just £3.

To make the offer even more irresistible, we've partnered with Penguin Random House and Yard Sale Pizza to bring you exclusive Yard Sale Pizza vouchers and exclusive gadget stickers with your order*. We'll also be creating our very own gaming cave when welcoming Gabrielle to BookBar in conversation on 18th July.

 

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TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW
BY GABRIELLE ZEVIN

All of us were enchanted by Sam, Sadie and Marx's story. When Sadie and Marx meet in hospital as children, they bond over playing video games. Years later, their childhood summer friendship faded, they meet again as college students and begin to design games that will change their lives, the lives of those who play them and the gaming industry itself.

 

Reading Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow is pure passion on the page. It's the most beautiful story about friendship, creativity, passion, fame, pride, failure and success that we've ever read and we are totally obsessed with Gabrielle Zevin's magical story-telling. It's set in the gaming world (and gamers will love all the references) but requires absolutely no prior knowledge of or enthusiasm for gaming at all - although we promise that by the end you'll have a whole new appreciation for the creativity and craft of game designers and the passion of gamers.

 

We're not going to compare it to anything else, we're simply going to say: read it. It's an extremely special book and we promise you'll love it.

*Vouchers are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Vouchers will entitle you to £5 off Yard Sale Pizza when you spend £20 and expire on 30th December 2022.

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yard sale pizza vouchers
exclusive gadget stickers
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bookbags

Our iconic canvas BookBags are the perfect size for your daily essentials, 
 

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The BookBar loyalty card

In partnership with Ambler Primary School. Buy a book and get a stamp. When you get ten stamps we'll donate a book to a child from Ambler.

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Visit our bookshop, wine bar, events and social space at 166 Blackstock Road to get started.

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