The Backyard Bookshop at the Poetry School

The Poetry School is launching its first ever quarterly pop-up bookshop – The Backyard Bookshop – on Saturday 13 July, 11am-4pm here in Canada Water. It will be a fun day with independent publishers selling books plus a selection of free books available for local residents, and ties in nicely with the Rotherhithe Festival.

The Backyard Bookshop | Saturday 13th July 11am–4pm

Poetry School, 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 2XU

Free entry, plus a complimentary cup of tea or coffee!

For more information, contact:

Tel: 0207 582 1679 / Twitter: @poetryschool

The Backyard Bookshop

Canada Water’s first ever quarterly bookshop – specialising in the very best in recent poetry, fiction, children’s fiction, and small press books – is launching this Summer, with free readings, a book swap, and children’s corner, all right on your doorstep.

The Backyard Bookshop

About The Poetry School

Poetry School is a national arts organisation providing inspiring tuition and opportunities for poets and poetry audiences. The School was founded in 1997 by poets Mimi Khalvati, Jane Duran and Pascale Petit. Since their earliest days, their courses and activities have encouraged poets and poetry to flourish.

With established teaching centres throughout England including one in Rotherhithe as well as online courses, downloadable activities, and the world’s biggest social network dedicated to poetry – CAMPUS – they are unique in our ability to reach and develop aspiring poets wherever they may be, both in the UK and internationally.


CAMPUS is a community-driven online platform bringing together poets from all over the globe. It’s free to join and open to poets of all levels, from beginners to pros, from all backgrounds.

Gain unique access to a growing community of hundreds of poets, and take part in a high quality selection of open workshops and online courses, all created to teach skills, prompt new writing and foster continuing artistic development for everyone.

The Poetry School, 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU

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