Lower Clapton Road’s Pages of Hackney was voted London’s Independent Bookshop of the Year at the British Book Awards. Winning was “an incredible honour” senior bookseller Ollie Simpson told Hackney Magazine, “We were really touched to read some of the comments sent by our customers”. Voters often praised the shop for the selection of books on sale and for its quality recommendations. The store, now in its tenth year of trading sets itself apart from larger shops by holding a selective stock and keeping a focus on offering personal recommendations to their diverse range of customers. The shop organised various events throughout year to reach out to diverse groups within the Hackney community.
Words: Edward Rowe