Big Book Sale Sun 4 Nov 2-5pm @ New Cross Learning

Massive book sale to raise funds for New Cross Learning, the community-run library and learning centre in New Cross Gate on Sunday November 4, 2-5pm.
Paperbacks will be 5 for £1 and hardbacks £1 each. There will also be seasonal treats like parkin and tea and coffee on sale for those who want to make an afternoon of it.
“With the freezing weather coming in, what could be better than buying a few good books and curling up with them by the fire?”, asked Gillian Hart, Co-chair of New Cross Learning. “We have superb second hand books for sale – mainly fiction – and books for children as well. Every penny will go to keeping New Cross Learning open.”
The successful wholly volunteer-run learning centre New Cross Learning took over from New Cross Library, – which was closed as part of Lewisham Council’s cuts, just over  a year ago,  backed by the charity Bold Vision. It was recently promised a 2-year lease and building maintenance funding by Lewisham Council and is also backed by New Cross Gate Trust.
The volunteers must raise all the money needed to cover running costs.
The services that New Cross Learning provide include
– learning activities, from creative poetry workshops, to a regular knitting workshop, street dance, baby bounce, craft activities and health programmes such as healthy walks
– free computer use and wifi
– a library of books
– newspapers and quality journals
Notes for Editors:
The Big Book Sale will be on Sunday 4 Nov
283-285 New Cross Road, New Cross, SE14 6AS
Nearest Station: New Cross Gate.
New Cross is a diverse community with multiple indicators of deprivation. New Cross Learning exists to support that community. It is an incubator project supported by local community charity Bold Vision,
New Cross Gate Trust also supports New Cross Gate
New Cross Learning has a secondhand bookshop that is open during our opening hours (a smaller stock is available than on our special book sale days).

Auction at New Cross People’s Library, 7pm Sat 19.11.11

This is a grand auction to raise funds for New Cross People’s Library – and it will be a great night out: bid for gifts and treats, signed books, theatre tickets, help with DIY, beauty services, objets d’art and even holidays!

7pm Sat 19th Nov at the library

To make a donation for the auction, offer to help on the evening, or just to tell us you’ll be there on the night, come in when we’re open (see our website for more info) or email us at

Courttia Newland reading @NXPL 3pm Sat 29 Oct

Acclaimed screenwriter, novelist and playwright Courttia Newland will be reading from his latest work at New Cross Library on Saturday 29th October at 3pm.

Courttia, whose latest play Look to the Sky was is currently on tour and came to the Albany in Deptford earlier this month, is doing this hour-long reading as part of our celebration of Black History Month.

The reading is aimed at an adult audience but younger people who enjoy listening will be welcome.

It’s unticketed so please turn up early – you can always take the opportunity to browse our second hand bookshop which we think has some of the the cheapest and best second hand books in London. As you know, all proceeds help keep our community-run library open.



New Cross People’s Library: Events + Hours

With the support of Bold Vision, New Cross People’s library is now open Tuesday (10-5) Thursday (10-7) and Saturday (10-5); please come to take out books, and to our fantastic summer events.

Coming up, on 10th September we have a team from artist/digital book crossover team Proboscis, and on 17th September John Paul Flintoff to show us how to make beautiful books., or follow us on twitter.

We will also hold a big cream tea on 17th September for our supporters.

If you want to get involved, email us on