Bookhaus

Bookhaus

Well-curated independent bookshop in Whapping Wharf.


Bookhaus is Bristol's best bookshop bar none - offering a quality selection of new editions from glossy coffee table tomes to paperbacks on politics, gender, race, the environment, self-help, plus an amazingly diverse fiction section. With frequent book launches and talks, it's become a vital hub for Bristol's casual readers and literati alike.

What's On At Bookhaus

Act Now launch with Neal Lawson and Cat Hobbs at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Feeding the Machine at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Our Country in Crisis launch with Kwajo Tweneboa at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Passiontide launch with Monique Roffey at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Lifehouse launch with Adam Greenfield at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Strange Relations with Ralf Webb at Bookhaus
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lgbtq+ spoken word poetry talks
Mother State launch with Helen Charman at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Autism Is Not A Disease launch with Jodie Hare at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
History for Tomorrow launch with Roman Krznaric at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Hitler's People launch with Richard J. Evans at Bookhaus
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spoken word talks workshops & classes
Overshoot launch with Andreas Malm and Wim Carton at Bookhaus
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doom metal spoken word talks workshops & classes

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Our recent recommendations for Bookhaus

Wapping Wharf’s indie bookselling heroes host a crucial exploration of the multiple ethical crises surrounding AI’s boom. ‘Feeding The Machine’ co-author Callum Cant is in conversation with researcher Marco Ratta, examining the gruelling human cost of Big Tech’s exploitative “data extraction machine” and the fight to empower an invisible global workforce. Feeding the Machine at Bookhaus.

Inspirational memoir by the preeminent proto-feminist alpinist of the early 20th century, relaunched into the comfortably co-ed climbing world by her great great nephew. Dorothy Pilley was a total trailblazer - championing the sheer joy of rugged outdoor adventure amongst women straddled with societal expectations. Book launch with Dan Richards and Samantha Harvey

“The Gil Scott Heron of our generation”, Dean Atta’s in conversation with Dr Edson Burton on his latest poetry collection - bristling with sensuous truth, Black queer freedom and radical self-acceptance. Person Unlimited launch with Dean Atta. An Ode to My Black, Queer Body.

“The police aren’t feminist, and the law does not keep women safe.” Leah Cowan lays down some hard truths about our misplaced faith in patriarchal police, prisons and the legal system. Her scathing search for reform, resistance and meaningful justice touches on Sarah Everard, Prince Andrew, transgender prison wings and more. Why Would Feminists Trust the Police? launch with Leah Cowan

Critical programming from the indie bookselling saviours of Wapping Wharf: campaigners and co-authors Andrew Simms and Leo Murray are in-haus to launch new work Badvertising alongside anti-ad action network Adfree Cities, exploring the industry’s toxic impact on our environment, communities and mental health. Badvertising launch with Andrew Simms and Leo Murray