About This Bookstore
Nearest Underground Station: Stratford. Follow signs for Westfield Stratford City. On exiting the station, remain on the lower ground floor of the mall, Foyles is situated at the far end, next to Waitrose.
Opened in November 2011, our east London branch is located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and is a calm oasis within the bustling Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. Covering 5,000 square feet, the store is split into two levels, with the mezzanine featuring a wide selection of non-fiction; from popular science and cookery, to history, with particular emphasis on the local area.
Downstairs on the ground floor, in addition to new titles, sport and fiction, this family-orientated store features a welcoming children's section, complete with hanging book display, and a cosy reading corner, which hosts events and storytelling during school holidays.
Our knowledgeable and experienced booksellers are, as always, on hand to help you find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's a new favourite for bedtime, revision and course guides to pass those all-important exams, or the perfect gift. Can't see what you want on the shelf? Our team are happy to order (almost) anything, as long as it's in print.
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In Our Bookstore Now
The Day Before Happiness by Luca de Erri
Lyrical and moving. A brief but intense gem by Erri De Luca, that describes the life in early 1950s in Naples. This is the story of a young orphan, and of Don Gateano, the concierge of the building where they both live. Acting as an adoptive father, he teaches the young boy how to live with dignity through poverty, also recalling the time of war and destruction of a few years before. A splendid and never obvious novel about Naples, my city, that I've just loved since the very first word.
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nikolas Butler
The best way I could describe this book would be to say that its the literary equivalent of enjoying a cold beer with old friends on a hot summer evening.
Shotgun Lovesongs is an extraordinary, yet humbling debut novel of tested friendships in small town Americana, which has already earned its author, Nickolas Butler, a fanatical following on both sides of the Atlantic.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
Alan Sillitoe's debut novel is a powerfully unromantic evocation of working-class life in Nottingham during the late 1950s. Arthur Seaton is the archetypal angry young man, working as a factory machinist, raging against the "system", and determined to avoid a life of domesticity. At the end of the working week, Arthur's rebellious belligerence erupts upon the streets of the city, boozing and brawling in its pubs, and conducting illicit affairs in the homes of several mistresses. Inevitably, there are extreme consequences for his reckless attitudes and behaviours. Sillitoe's uncompromisingly raw vision of post-war, working-class Britain, has deservedly been acclaimed as a key work of 20th century English fiction.