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53 London Street
United Kingdom


Situated in the heart of Norwich in the Lanes area of the city, The Book Hive is a beautiful three storey building housing a unique collection of books in a quirky and stylish setting. As the city’s only truly independent new bookshop, it stocks a personally chosen and intriguing selection of titles, often hard to find elsewhere, in five main categories; Fiction, Poetry, Art & Design, Children’s Books and Cookery.

Simon Armitage Tickets


In The Book Hive we absolutely thousands of books so selling them all on here would be a little too much for us! Plus, we want you to actually come and see us! So here we have a few choice ideas for you, our Book Hive Year packages, our bag and occasionally some other exciting things like signed limited editions.

Simon Armitage Tickets


Simon Armitage Tickets


The Book Hive is delighted to announce the release of a brand new collection from one of England’s greatest living poets, Simon Armitage. New Cemetery will be launched at Open, where Simon will be reading and signing copies.

A poet, at a desk, in a shed.  A shed which is temple, bunker, study and look-out post all rolled into one. Not far away, in the surrounding West Yorkshire countryside, the local council have begun “peeling back turf” to turn a former cow field into a new cemetery.

In this brand new collection from Simon Armitage, day-to- day observations become short and layered meditations addressed to any “reader” within earshot, from the adulterers and learner drivers cruising the cemetery’s newly laid tarmac, to the cosmos itself, staring back with its “dumb face.”  

In New Cemetery, Armitage faces up to the bylaws of local planning committees and the laws of the universe with his customary deft wit and detached lyricism, but with a stripped-back clarity and lo-fi approach that hints at a new beginning.

New Cemetery is published by Propolis, the imprint of The Book Hive bookshop. Simon will also be reading from The Unaccompanied, a newly released collection from Faber and Faber.

Doors at 6.30pm, event to start at 7.30pm.

Open has a fully licensed bar.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO PHYSICAL TICKETS IF YOU PURCHASE VIA THIS SHOP. Your name will be added to our database and you will give it on the night.

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