Book Store

The international book fair at Africa Writes offers readers a huge range of exciting work and rare finds. You can purchase copies of the books written by our festival guest authors, and will have the chance to get copies signed after the book launch events.

The official book seller for Africa Writes 2017 is New Beacon Books.

New Beacon Books in Finsbury Park was the first black bookshop and publishing house in the UK, and has supplied valuable learning resources to the community for the past 51 years.

Founded in 1966 by Trinidadian John La Rose (RIP 2006), and his partner Sarah White, New Beacon Books found itself to be far more than a bookshop, being heavily involved in Black activism, and in particular the struggle for the rights of those who emigrated to London. 51 years on New Beacon Books is taking on a new lease of life with the younger generation of the La Rose family at the helm. At Africa Writes 2017, New Beacon Books will be selling the new titles to be launched at the festival, as well as a wide selection of contemporary and classic African literature titles.




Joining our main bookseller, New Beacon Books, at Africa Writes 2017 will be a diverse range of independent booksellers, publishers, authors and creative visual art designs.


Including: Bhatupe Mhango-Chipanta, Elliot Pfebve and Solomon Salifu Tampuri.


Information for publishers / vendors

Due to a high number of requests in a limited space, we will be offering 3 and 2.5 hour slots on a single stand at the festival. Hot stands are an opportunity to talk directly with audience members about your books or platform. Hot Stands at Africa Writes 2017 Book Fair. Please note the request form is closed until 2018.