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Tbpsportsmemorabilia.co.uk (THE BACK SHOP) is the largest website of it's kind. Many items from our huge retail shops stock is added on a daily basis as the site continues to grow rapidly. Buy with confidence as we have been trading since 2003, specializing in Football Books, Memorabilia/Souvenirs as well as a huge range of North East Gifts and Books. As well as stocking a huge range Official Football Licensed Merchandise from Europe's top clubs we also produce and sell a huge range of Bespoke Football items exclusive to us. We hope that the website will one day be fully stocked thus giving a true reflection of our World famous shops - The Back Page.


Shop Addresses

The Back Page,

56 St Andrews Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


For directions see map at the bottom of this page


Shop Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 5.30pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm


The Back Page,

68 Russell Way



NE11 9XX


Shop Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm

Saturday 9am - 7pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm


Our Newcastle City Centre Shop is also open before (Until Kick Off) and after (At least up to an hour) every Newcastle United home match, including evening games when we stay open very late.


The Back Page Shop (Newcastle)

The Back Page Shop is the largest stockist of new Football Books in the World with a huge array of titles in stock. The shop which will soon be on two floors is open 7 days a week and is a Football perverts paradise, stocking anything and everything from the wonderful World of Football, including thousands of; Books, DVDs, Programmes, Magazines, Badges, Exclusive T-Shirts, Retro Football Shirts, Photos, Prints, Pictures, Signed Memorabilia (Framed/Unframed), Postcards, Pennants, Flag, Old Fanzines, Videos, Corinthian Figures, Soccerstarz, Subbuteo Sets & Gifts and various other Football Memorabilia/Souvenirs.

We also have huge stocks of Second Hand and collectable books and Football related items. We are also an Official Retail outlet for Officially Licensed Football Club Products on behalf of AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Celtic, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Juventus, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Paris Saint Germain, Porto, Q.P.R, Rangers, Real Madrid, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United & Wolves. We also have gifts for many other clubs.


As well as the largest selection of Football merchandise we also have huge stocks of Sports Books with hundreds of titles available online at reduced prices. This is due to our decision to move away from other sports.  The shop employs passionate and knowledgeable staff as we aim to give our customers a personal and first class professional service, resulting we hope in customer satisfaction.


As we continue to grow daily in 2024 - our 22nd year trading, we promise to continue to bring our loyal customers more new and exciting items and are really looking forward to the future. Please call in to our shops soon to see many new designs (many not available online) souvenirs and ranges in our vast stock. Or simply order on-line and remember we are here to help so any questions please call us on 0191 261 5005 and we will be only too happy to help.



The Back Page Shop opened it's doors for the first time on the 28th of November 2003. The shop the first of it's kind anywhere in the World specialises in Football Books and Football Souvenirs/Memorabilia and is ideally located in Newcastle Upon Tyne city centre. The shop which was a lifetime dream and ambition of Newcastle lad Mick Edmondson is situated on St Andrews Street in the shadows of St James' Park the home of Newcastle United. Football fans from all over the World regularly visit this unique shop in this Football mad city and everyone agrees there is nowhere else like it. A second shop (see below) was opened in 2016 in Gateshead's Metrocentre.


Famous Visitors

Regular Customers & Visitors in the past have included: Alex Higgins, Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne, Malcolm 'Supermac' MacDonald, Alan Kennedy, Greg Rutherford, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ben Elton, Ron McGarry, Alan Shoulder, Steve Black, Check Tiote, Peter Beardsley, Tommy Cassidy, David Craig, John McNamee, Bob Moncur, Preben Arentoft, John Tudor, Chris Donald & Simon Donald (VIZ), Pavel Srnicek, Sid Waddell, Stan Anderson, John Beresford, Rob Lee, John Anderson, Vic Keeble, David Kelly, Phillipe Albert, Martin Tyler, Tino Asprilla, Dennis Tueart, Statto, Lee Clark, Peter Jackson, Frank Spraggon, Jim Scott, Len Ashurst, Brian Honour, Captain Sensible, Paul Cannell, Mirindina, Jimmy 'Jinky' Smith, Tim Krul, Tommy Craig , Sissoko, Bernie Slaven, Michael Chopra, Glenn McCrory, Jack Charlton, Steve Harmison, Terry McDermott, Shay Given, Peter Reid, Martin Dubravka, Laurent Robert, Eric Gates, Peter Withe, Michael Carrick, 


The Back Page Shop (Metrocentre)

The Back Page Shop opened it's second retail outlet in Europe's largest shopping centre on October the 1st 2016. Already it has welcomed Football Legend Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne, England's World Cup winning Legend Jack Charlton, Newcastle United hero Lee Clark, Liverpool, Newcastle and England Legend Terry McDermott, Former Boxing World Champion Glenn McCrory, Durham and England Cricket Legend, Ashes Hero Steve Harmison to name but a few who have all had book signing sessions with us.  Manchester United legend Michael Carrick launched his autobiography in only 3 shops worldwide which included 'The Back Page' Metrocentre Shop.

The shop is situated upstairs in the Blue Mall near to the Bus & Railway Stations and Coach Park. It is without doubt the largest shop of it's kind anywhere on planet Earth, with over 2,250 Sq Ft of Football Books, Souvenirs & Memorabilia as well as the largest selection of North East Books & Gifts. As well as all of the licensed products The Back Page specialises in exclusive exciting designs in our massive bespoke range.


The 2024 Staring Line-Up includes;

Chairman Mick Edmondson, Manageress Jean Phail, Manager Chris Tait, Inside Left Lucy Ward, Inside Right Steve Cook, Cultured Centre Half not from Blyth Micky Crombie, Midfield Photo Player Joe Edmondson, Utility Player Joseph Hannon,  Orange Peeler Jamie Garbutt, Sweeper & Hoover Phil Shuttleworth. - Super Subs - David 2 Monkeys, Kelsey Cairns.


The Back Page Website

The Website originally went online to coincide with the start of the 2006 World Cup. It is the World's largest Football Book & original Football site with thousands of titles. Stock will be added to the website on a daily basis as well as the site being improved and updated regularly.




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