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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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.

wahala by nikki may
paired with Prosecco Frizzante 'Adalina', Enrico Bedin, Veneto, Italy NV 


Three British Nigerian friends' lives unravel when a figure from the past resurfaces. Brilliantly funny, thrillingly page-turning, and packed with such memorable characters, it's wonderful on female friendship, Nigerian culture and South London. The characters and London setting are so vivid, you're guaranteed to feel like part of the gang as they brunch and party their way through the story, so to help you feel like you're sitting around the bottomless brunch table, we're pairing Wahala with some bubbles. Get a glass of our house prosecco for just £3 when you buy a copy of Wahala in the shop or online throughout January.

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Come and visit us at 166 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA

Opening hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10am-6pm
Wednesday - 10am-9pm
Thursday - 10am-9pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm