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Jam Comic Book Shop Moves From East End To Notting Hill

The Jam Bookshop of Hackney Road in Shoreditch closed down earlier this year. Well, now it's back on Portobello Road, Notting Hill.

Article Summary

  • Jam Bookshop reopens on Portobello Road, Notting Hill in July 2024.
  • Beloved by comic enthusiasts, the shop formerly resided on Hackney Road.
  • Comics community celebrates the comeback with high-profile endorsements.
  • Find bespoke goods and now small press comic books at Portobello Green Arcade.

The Jam Bookshop was a favourite for Bleeding Cool's regular "Things To Do In London If You Like Comics" columns, with Private Eye cartoonist David Ziggy Greene selling small press comics and books on Hackney Road in Shoreditch. But earlier this year, it closed down. Well, now it's back. Or rather, next month it will be, just in time for next month's Things To Do column (and yes, I know this month's was late!)

Jam Comic Book Shop Moves From East End To Notting Hill
Screencap of Portobello Green Arcade Google Street View

The new Jam Bookshop will be opening in Notting Hill, July 2024 at the Portobello Green Arcade, off the Portobello Road Market and under the Westway bridge, alongside streetwear and high-end fashion labels, tailored suits, bespoke jewellery, kid's fashion/gifts, interior accessories, designer glasses, skincare products, tea ranges, a hair salon and much more… and now small press comic books as well. I am sure there is a film that begins this way. And there are plenty of celebs and comic creators, as well as fellow Private Eye contributors, to celebrate the news.

Horrible Histories researcher and You're Dead To Me creator Greg Jenner: "Congrats!! This is great news"

Private Eye cartoonist and playwright Nick Newman: "Great news!"

Comedy writer and Private Eye contributor Tom Jamieson: "Amazing news! A friend had a unit inside & I used to do his market stall for him Friday& Saturday outside under the awning long long ago."

Graphic novelist Andrew Donkin: "Great news."

Comics writer Simon Russell: "Yay! wasn't Mr Gruber's shop in Portobello Road in the Paddington books?"

Moley Mole01: "As one door closes, another door opens" said Mr Gruber . "On Portobello Road!" said Paddington excitedly, before adding "but with Jam, not marmalade!"

Comic creator Alex Tomlinson: That would've been my nearest bookshop back in the day. You wouldn't have been able to get rid of me. Excellent news.

Cartoonist Modern Toss: Congratulations!

Cartoonist and small bookshop owner Frann Preston-Gannon: Lovely news!

More information, much more, at the Jam Bookshop Patreon.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from The Union Club on Greek Street, shops at Gosh, Piranha and FP. Father of two daughters. Political cartoonist.
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