Shantir Boi serves the local community through books – for buying, borrowing, reading and discussing.
We have books in Arabic, Bengali, English, Sylheti and Turkish for sale, plus numerous other languages for borrowing. We have books on Christianity and Islam, history and biography, health and nature, as well as some classic novels and poetry from both the West and the East.
We also provide teaching and discussion groups on different religious and social issues on some evenings during the week. We aim to be a positive and active presence in the heart of the Brick Lane area, as we live out the teachings of the prophets and Jesus the Messiah in word and deed.
Sadly, as with most of us at the moment, we are locked down due to Covid-19. Hopefully we will be open again soon, and we will aim to restart the events below. In the meantime, however, why not listen to 3-4 mins of some reflections in Sylheti about why we do not need to be fearful at this time (it was originally put together for some ladies, but is appropriate for both women and men):
English Classes for Women (with female teachers), Wednesdays 1-2pm
Learn to Read and Write Sylheti Nagri, Sundays 4.30-5.45pm
Bengali Film Afternoons, Thursdays 2.30-5.30pm
Points of View Tea & Discussion, Fridays 2-3pm
The Maker’s Instructions, Sundays twice a month 3pm onwards
We also organise Discussion Groups, Homework Help for children, Tawrah classes and trips to Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
If you would like more information about any of these activities, please email us on the Contact Us page.
We’re at 49 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX (just off Brick Lane) and are open 11am-6pm Monday-Friday. We’re also happy to open on request for personal study at the weekends.
Please pay us a real visit and not just a virtual one.