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    CANCELLED: Manchester Book Fair

    at the Monastery

    *** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment ***

    What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

    The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday).* Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

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    24th May 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    £1 £1

    Manchester Book Fair
    The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles!

    After the huge success of our first Book Fair at the Monastery in 2019, the Manchester Book Fair is back at The Monastery on Sunday 24th May! The Fair will take place in the Nave and entry will only cost £1 but is FREE to Gorton Community Card holders and under-16s.

    Book dealers from around Manchester and the local area will be in attendance and offering a wide variety of books for sale including:

    Local History
    North West Interest
    Natural History
    Children’s Books
    Antique and vintage
    Crime and Thrillers
    Classical and Contemporary Literature
    Theatre, Film and Music
    And many more!

    We will also be running Taste of the Monastery tours of the building (£9.50pp including a light lunch) on Sunday 24th May and those paying for one of our tours will have free entry into the Book Fair. We will also have FREE family activities available in the Welcome Wing Café on the day including storytelling and arts & craft.

    The 205 and 206 bus stop right outside The Monastery and it is also only a short walk from Hyde Road (A57).

    If you are a bookseller and are interested in booking a stand at the Book Fair, please email Peter Aird at Garrick Books on or call 0161 612 5236 for more information. Tables for book sellers cost £30 for a single table and £50 for a double table.


    24th May 2020
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    May 24 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1

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