20p from every book sold goes to our charity

"BookLove & Beyond" which is putting free multicultural books in to schools+colleges!

CLICK AND COLLECT FROM OUR  

SOUTH LONDON WAREHOUSE! 

or meet us at our market stall, scroll down for dates and locations!

click here sale sale 

up to

22% off!!!!

We try to wrap your parcels in pre-loved envelopes and packaging

donated by our customers!

It's not how 

your parcel looks on the outside

that matters,

it's what's inside that counts!

EST. 1984 (unofficially)

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS !! 

IF WE DON'T STOCK IT, WE WILL TRY TO GET IT FOR YOU! 

THE BOOKLOVE CURATED BOOKLIST TO MARK THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRIXTON UPRISINGS.

//\\BOOKLOVE RECOMMENDS THIS MONTH //\\/

Silence is Not An Option, Stuart Lawrence (Younger brother of Stephen Lawrence)

Silence is Not An Option, Stuart Lawrence (Younger brother of Stephen Lawrence)

Silence is NEVER an option - stand up, speak out, be the difference. In this book, Stuart Lawrence talks about what he has learned from life - the tools that have helped him live positively and kept him moving forwards when times have been tough. "We all want to be successful in life and to be remembered for our achievements - but how can we do that, when the world can seem so big and sometimes scary?" More information, when you click the link

You Are A Champion:Unlock Your Potential,Find Your Voice&Be The BEST(PRE-ORDER)

You Are A Champion:Unlock Your Potential,Find Your Voice&Be The BEST(PRE-ORDER)

Full of practical advice and engaging illustrations and infographics, this is the empowering and life changing first children’s book from Marcus Rashford MBE, written in collaboration with journalist Carl Anka and performance psychologist Katie Warriner.

Millenilal Black - Ultimate Guide For Black Women at Work by Sophie Williama

Millenilal Black - Ultimate Guide For Black Women at Work by Sophie Williama

The much-needed roadmap for young Black women to succeed in the workplace in 2021 and beyond. From tips on setting boundaries, and avoiding the race pay gap, through advice on building your own 'lady gang', establishing your value and being able to negotiate, to tackling the serious issues of workplace sexual harassment and racist abuse, this is a comprehensive guide to building the career you want and being recognised in the workplace. It also offers implementable guidance for employers

Unspoken: Toxic Masculinity and How I Faced the Man Within the Man £14.99

Unspoken: Toxic Masculinity and How I Faced the Man Within the Man £14.99

In this intimate, honest and unflinching memoir, Guvna B draws on his personal experiences to explore how toxic masculinity affects young men today. Exploring ideas of male identity, UNSPOKEN is an inspirational account of Guvna's journey.

I AM ENOUGH by Grace Byers - £12.99

I AM ENOUGH by Grace Byers - £12.99

I Am Enough by Grace Byers+ Keturah A Bobo £12.99 This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.

WISE WORDS FROM BLACK ICONS

WISE WORDS FROM BLACK ICONS

Their wise words are a timeless reminder to break down barriers and believe in ourselves, as we stride in the direction of our dreams.

JO JO AND GRAN Visit the Farm (Pre-Order Available Mid March)

JO JO AND GRAN Visit the Farm (Pre-Order Available Mid March)

JO JO AND GRAN Visit the Farm (Pre-Order Available Mid March) £6.99 In this story, JoJo is excited to show Gran Gran around the city farm - it's been a few months since she was last there, and she can't wait to see Melanie the chick again. But when they arrive at the chicken enclosure, they can't find the little fluffy chick - where could she be? About the show JoJo & Gran Gran is the first British-made animated show to feature a black family at its centre. For more information, hit the link!

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones £16.99

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones £16.99

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones £16.99 A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the bestselling author of An American Marriage Chaurisse and Dana have a lot in common. They both grew up in Atlanta, they shop at the same stores, visit the same restaurants. But unlike Chaurisse, Dana knows the truth: that the girls share the same father. A father with two families, one of which he is determined to keep secret.

The Lamplighter by Jackie Kay £9.99

The Lamplighter by Jackie Kay £9.99

The Lamplighter. Jackie Kay £9.99 First produced as a play, on the page it reads as a profound and tragic multi-layered poem. We watch as four women and one man tell the story of their lives through slavery, from the fort, to the slave ship, through the middle passage, following life on the plantations, charting the growth of the British city and the industrial revolution. Constance has witnessed the sale of her own child; Mary has been beaten to an inch of her life.

Insurgent Empire -Anti-Colonial Resistance and the British Dissent by Priyamvada Gopal£25.00

Insurgent Empire -Anti-Colonial Resistance and the British Dissent by Priyamvada Gopal£25.00

Insurgent Empire -Anti-Colonial Resistance and the British Dissent £25.00 Insurgent Empire shows how Britain's enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. What is more, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the UK. Priyamvada Gopal examines a century of dissent on the question of empire and shows how British critics of empire were influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies. Click more information

We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary 2021 (Hardback) £12.99

We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary 2021 (Hardback) £12.99

We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary 2021 (Hardback) £12.99 A beautiful hardback, elastic hinged desk diary with a week to a view alongside an inspiring and powerful quote or a photograph of Chimamanda and a brand-new introduction from her. 'We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller.' 'Not one day longer.' This year, with some words of wisdom to inspire you, you will walk tall. Make 2021 your biggest year yet, with this beautifully designed hardback!

The Other Black Girl , Zakiya Dalila Harris, Hardback (Pre-Order)

The Other Black Girl , Zakiya Dalila Harris, Hardback (Pre-Order)

The Other Black Girl - Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and the micro-aggressions, she's thrilled when Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events cause Nella to become Public Enemy Number One and Hazel, the Office Darling. Click the link for more information!

Who's Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour (Hardback) Pre-Order

Who's Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour (Hardback) Pre-Order

Who's Loving You, Love Stories by Women of Colour. 'A beautiful collection that I both lost and found myself in. Unbelievably exciting stories from some show-stoppingly talented writers.' Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie. Lost love. Forbidden Love. Unrequited love. Tenderness. Desire. A celebration of love in all its guises written by women of colour, with ten original short stories from bold new voices, literary prize-winners and national treasures. Click for more information!

This is Why I resist, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (Hardback)

This is Why I resist, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (Hardback)

'With This Is Why I Resist, Dr Shola is shaking a nation out of its slumber.' Annie Lennox OBE 'Written with fearless articulacy, this book recalibrates the conversation on race to ignite transformational change.' David Lammy MP 'This book is a passionate call to arms for anyone who wishes to look the other way. It is a must read.' Professor Kate Williams 'Inclusive, exciting and focused, This Is Why I Resist is a fantastic point of reference - more information when you click

Step Into Your Power: 23 lessons on how to live your best life by Andrea Pippins £14.99

Step Into Your Power: 23 lessons on how to live your best life by Andrea Pippins £14.99

"You are not alone, even if it feels that way sometimes." - Jamia Wilson Listen up! You've heard about heroes and read about the greats, but maybe you're not feeling so great yourself right now? More information when you click the link.

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Power 16.99

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Power 16.99

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power (Hardback) A bold and provocative look at white male power from the New York Times number one bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race. From the author of So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power?

Omari McQueen's Best Bites Cook Book £12.99

Omari McQueen's Best Bites Cook Book £12.99

Omari McQueen's Best Bites Cook Book £12.99 From the star of TV's What's Cooking, Omari? comes a cookbook full of delicious vegan recipes, for young and old. Get cooking with the UK's youngest, award-winning vegan chef, Omari McQueen. Learn how to make over 35 plant-based recipes from pizza to pasta, snacks to smoothies. This easy-to-use cookbook is full to the brim with delicious natural treats!

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour (Hardback) £16.99

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour (Hardback) £16.99

An explosive and revelatory argument for deconstructing and confronting the entrenched notions of white supremacy and superiority that still reign today.' - Mireille Harper 'How is it that we have been so conditioned to privilege the emotional comfort of white people?' White tears possess a potency that is rarely acknowledged or commented upon, but they have long been used as a dangerous and insidious tool against people of colour, weaponised in order to invoke sympathy and divert blame.

Baby Vegan, ABC of Plant Food by Molly Egan £8.99

Baby Vegan, ABC of Plant Food by Molly Egan £8.99

A is for Avocado, O is for Organic and T is for Tofu in this beautiful ABC book designed to teach very young children the basic concepts of veganism. Baby Loves is a new range of giftable preschool ABC books that taps into the trends that matter. Stunningly illustrated with a cut-to-white aesthetic, each pocket-sized book is a perfect introduction to a key topic for babies.

This Book is Anti-Racist Journal+FREE pencil, Tiffany Jewell+A. Durand £7.99

This Book is Anti-Racist Journal+FREE pencil, Tiffany Jewell+A. Durand £7.99

This Book is Anti-Racist Journal+FREE pencil, Tiffany Jewell+A. Durand £7.99 An official companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller, this guided journal contains more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey. In This Book Is Anti-Racist, Tiffany Jewell and Aurélia Durand gave us an essential volume to understand anti-racism. Now, in the journal companion, understand your anti-racist self and dive further into the work.

Buddhist Tales by Sherab Chodzin £9.99

Buddhist Tales by Sherab Chodzin £9.99

Buddhist Tales by Sherab Chodzin £9.99 The Buddha taught that life is like a dream, yet real. The ways in which we may fruitfully engage with this mystery are playfully explored in numerous tales from the folk traditions of countries including India,China, Japan and Tibet. This is a collection of enthralling stories which illustrates various important aspects of Buddhist thought. Originally published in 1999. Perfect for a child or adult wanting a gentle introduction to Buddhism and new

Harriet Tubman - A Journey to Freedom, Sandra Agard / Regular Price 6.99 / On sale at £5.94

Harriet Tubman - A Journey to Freedom, Sandra Agard / Regular Price 6.99 / On sale at £5.94

Harriet Tubman - A Journey to Freedom, Sandra Agard / Regular Price 6.99 / On sale at £5.94 Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series! (See Author Reading from this book in our instagram feed @Thisisbooklove_) How did Harriet Tubman help hundreds of enslaved people reach freedom? Born into slavery on a Maryland plantation, Harriet’s life was full of hardship.

Every Little Thing, Cedella Marley, Vanessa Brantley Newton (Illustrator) £5.99

Every Little Thing, Cedella Marley, Vanessa Brantley Newton (Illustrator) £5.99

Now in board book for the first time, Every Little Thing brings Bob Marleys beloved song to life for a new generation. Readers will relate to this universal story of one boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three very special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages. Click for more information.

WHERE TO FIND US NEXT!

MONDAY APRIL 12TH, 1PM onwards

BRIXTON MARKET,

STATION ROAD 

SW9 8QQ (Near Brixton Recreation Centre)

LONDON, England

Archive

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26TH 2020, 7PM ON ZOOM!

BLACK WOMEN AND BOOKS 

BOOKLOVE + FEMINIST LIBRARY

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE

WATCH ONLINE

BOOKLOVE FESTIVAL

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WANDSWORTH LIBRARIES

TO WATCH THE PANELS AND STORY TIMES BACK CLICK HERE...

BOOKLOVE IN ONLINE INTERVIEW WITH ABC COMMUNITY 

TO WATCH IT BACK...

Click Here

ARCHIVE

WATCH BACK HERE...

ARCHIVE (Feb 2021) : WATCH BACK HERE https://vimeo.com/509255688

BOOKLOVE + The society of Authors in conversation with Samantha from BookLove+others

WATCH ONLINE....

 

BOOKLOVE IN CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR OF...

"THE STORY OF THE WINDRUSH" 

KANDACE CHIMBIRI 

VIA CROWDCAST

AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW VIA LINK BELOW

 

CLICK HERE

ARCHIVE

Screen Shot 2018-11-06 at 10.44.51.png

WELCOME TO BOOKLOVE!!

THE MULTICULTURAL TRAVELLING BOOK CARNIVAL AND ONLINE SHOP

This is Book Love is an award winning collective of Educators, Artists, Musicians, Creatives, Aunties, Uncles, Parents and Grandparents working together to make multicultural matter. Click over to our bookshop to see what we mean. 

 

In schools, libraries, galleries, on screens and even on our high streets - the stark lack of culturally inclusive representation, is sadly too obvious. 

 

We at 'Book Love' have made it our mission to change this AND to change the narrative and the Travelling Multicultural Book Carnival is spreading the 'Book Love' as far and wide as we can!

 

We have created an online shop to bring as much multicultural content and books in to one place. We wrap our books in pre-used materials, packaging and envelopes donated by customers and companies - email us if you would like to donate! 

BOOKLOVE AND BEYOND 

IS THE NAME OF OUR NEW COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY, WHICH IS RAISING MONEY TO GIVE FREE MULTICULTURAL, INCLUSIVE + ANTI-RACIST BOOKS TO EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS, STAFF AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHILDREN! 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE OR DONATE, PLEASE SEE THIS LINK 

https://gofund.me/195585c6

SO FAR WE HAVE RAISED OVER £10,000, BUT THERE IS STILL SO MUCH WORK TO DO

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED SPREAD THE WORD!

For more information about our NEW Community Interest Company donating free multicultural  books click here , or see the bookshop page and click the search bar that reads

"click here for free books"

 

Thisisbooklove.com and We Represent!

© 2014 by BOOK LOVE 

BE OUR FRIEND

  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon
We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary 2021 (Hardback) £12.99

We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary 2021 (Hardback) £12.99 A beautiful hardback, elastic hinged desk diary with a week to a view alongside an inspiring and powerful quote or a photograph of Chimamanda and a brand-new introduction from her. 'We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller.' 'Not one day longer.' This year, with some words of wisdom to inspire you, you will walk tall. Make 2021 your biggest year yet, with this beautifully designed hardback!

Go to link