The Development of the Black British Novel

Join us as the GPI and New Beacon Books proudly present a discussion an d public reading on The Development of the Black British Novel  with authors Yvvette Edwards and Ruel White on Wednesday 19 October at 7:00pm.

White's novel Heroes Through the Day was published by New Beacon in 1990 and treated with the issue of Black working class youth. Edwards is a contemporary novelist whose work also shines a light on elements of the Black British experience; her most current book is titled The Mother

50th Anniversary of New Beacon Books

Pioneers in Black Publishing: Event oversubscribed

The upcoming literary event 'Pioneers in Black Publishing'  at Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday 14th September is now oversubscribed and so no more reservations are being accepted.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pioneers in Black British Publishinbg

Join us for an evening of conversation and readings from pioneering book publishers: New Beacon Books, Bogle L'Ouverture and Hansib Publications.

Sarah White, Director of New Beacon Books shall be in conversation with Arif Ali and Eric Huntley of Hansib and Bogle L'Ouvertutre respectively about their experiences of black publishing in the United Kingdom. The event takes place at Waterstones Piccadilly and is free, but places must be reserved. Telephone 0207 851 2400 or email .

50th Anniversary Celebrations

New Beacon Books celebrates its 50th anniversary starting this autumn through a series of exciting eventsorganised by the George Padmore Institute to mark its pioneering achievemnets.

Never solely a bookshop, NBB has been at the centre of numerous significant campaigns, organisations, political and social projects including The Caribbean Artists Movements (1966-72), the International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books (1982-95), the New Cross Massacre Action Committee (1981) and the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya (1980s).

Temporary Closure of George Padmore Institute for 2 weeks from 26 August 2016

We will be closing the George Padmore Institute (GPI) for 2 weeks from Friday 26 August 2016. We will reopen on Monday 12 September. 

NB: If you wish to visit the GPI Archives during the weeks of 12 and/or 19 September (Mon-Fri), please contact us before 25 August to make your appointment. 


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