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Manchester Book Fair

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April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

£1 £1

Manchester Book Fair 

The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles!

Join us at The Monastery on Sunday 28th April for our first ever Book Fair. 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
  • Transport
  • 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 tours of the building on Sunday 28th April and those paying for one of our tours will have free entry into the Book Fair. We will also have FREE family activities available 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.


April 28
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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April 28 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1

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