Shantir Boi means “Peace Books” or “Book of Peace” and our aim is to promote peace in our community through books, research and discussion groups.

We want to help people to think, to engage with one another and to be integrated in East London community life as we do these things together.

We are a charitable organisation and are not-for-profit. We sell mostly Christian books, but our library is multi-faith. We come under St Helen’s, Bishopsgate and its charity number 1131501.

We are not taking any funds from Tower Hamlets Council or other public sources.

We are run by volunteers who receive no salary for their work here each day.