Open House Festival

New Beacon Books


76 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, N4 3EN

Specialist bookshop in African and Caribbean literature since 1966.

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Finsbury Park


Finsbury Park




New Beacon Books

New Beacon Books is the only remaining independent Black publishing and bookselling company in the U.K. Established in 1966, New Beacon Books supplied African and Caribbean literature, it has been pivotal to the growth of the Black Education Movement, the Black Supplementary School Movement and current calls for the decolonisation of the national curriculum.

Located in the quiet streets near Finsbury Park, the publishing company and book shop continue to tell the story of the diasporic journeys of Caribbeans and Africans, along with education and learning, social justice which continues the legacy of the founders, John La Rose and his partner Sarah White.

Now run by campaigner and author Michael La Rose, (the son of founder John La Rose), New Beacon Books is on the ground floor below the George Padmore Insitute which provides research, information archives educational resources for students and the community. New Beacon Books also has a lively events programme of author and history talks.

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