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Extended Opening Hours

Here are the days when we’ll be staying opening a bit later than usual to help you collect orders after work, or even to make the inevitable last minute panic buying a little less stressful!

Thursday 15th December: 11am – 9pm
Tuesday 20th December: 10am – 9pm
Wednesday 21st December: 10am – 9pm
Thursday 22nd December: 10am – 9pm (with live music and wine!)
Friday 23rd December: 10am – 9pm
Saturday 24th December: 10am – 5pm

Monday 26th December: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday 1st January: 12pm – 6pm

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Party at Pages!

Guess what? Pages is now officially on two floors! After many years of problems with the space, we finally have a basement we can be proud of. To celebrate, we’re having a party next Sunday afternoon, which will be a chance to meet those involved, including second hand book expert Patrick and local artist Linda. So do pop in any time from 3pm, have a glass of something, and take a look!


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Some Great Coverage of ‘What Should We Tell Our Daughters?’

May 12th saw Sutton House host an engaging evening of conversation centred around Melissa Benn’s book What Should We Tell Our Daughters?, and we’ve been forwarded some great coverage of the night! First we received this wonderful illustration of the night courtesy of @LucieDessine


…and then a great review written from the perspective of a ‘daughter’ over at Girl Lost in the City.

Huge thanks to all who made it on the night, and if you’d like to share anything of yours please get in touch.

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The Mayor of Hackney’s Business Awards

We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted alongside 30 of Hackney’s best and brightest businesses in The Mayor of Hackney’s Business Awards. The shortlist for the People’s Choice Award highlights those recognised by the council’s Town Centre Manager as offering the best service to the varied community of the borough, and we’re very proud to be in such good company.

Check out the list and if there’s anywhere you’re yet to visit then now’s the time! You also have until February 23rd to vote for your favourite.

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New Poetry Release: Life in Transit by Sam Berkson

“By turns lyrical, acerbic and bitingly humorous, Life in Transit, is attuned to the peculiar loneliness of life in neoliberal Britain.” – Mark Fisher (author of Capitalist Realism)

Life in Transit by Sam Berkson out now.

Influx Press, the small indie publishers behind the bestselling ‘Local Interest’ book of 2012, Acquired for Development By… A Hackney Anthology have released their second book, Life in Transit.

Life in Transit is a new poetry collection from acclaimed spoken word artist Sam Berkson.

Influx Press commissioned Sam (known as Angry Sam in the live poetry scene) to write a series of poems set on, or about public transport. The result was a wry, intelligent and witty exploration of the travel experience in neoliberal Britain.

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Acquired for Development By…: A Hackney Anthology

Acquired for Development By...

Got my proof today for the new anthology of Hackney writing published by the guys at Influx Press. I got a call at about 2pm and I went to Cafe Oto to meet them and pick up my copy . Things were going great, everyone was really excited and we were all chatting away, but then, in the peripheries of our vision a man in Wayfarers started feeding strawberries to a pug. Needless to say, our conversation was over.

No, no, no, dear boy, you must leave, you must leave. Yet again that oaf has destroyed my day!

Uncle Monty

Hackney needs this book! What do you reckon?