Books are only part of the story at Chorlton Bookshop…

Greeting cards and notebooks

Over the years we have sourced an eclectic range of greeting cards and gift wrap. From tiny artisan studios to the British Museum, the V&A, Tate gallery and BBC World. Choose from fine art, 20th century artists and contemporary printmakers such as Angie Lewin and Angela Harding, quirky Roger La Borde and the irreverent humour of Cath Tate.

Christmas cards

We’ve some gorgeous Christmas cards to choose from this year. Art from the V&A and the Tate is featured by Museums and Galleries publishing. Their traditional illustrations, fine art, and stunning wildlife photography offer something for everyone. We stock charity ranges raising funds for Macmillan, NSPCC, Shelter, Marie Curie, Mind and The British Heart Foundation.  We also have design-led, colourful contemporary cheer from Laura Darrington and Caroline Gardner, 20th Century watercolours, woodcuts and oils from Art Angels, and woodland dreamscapes from Roger La Borde. 

Notebooks, diaries and jigsaw puzzles

Flame Tree Publishing and Paper Blanks diaries and notebooks make exquisite gifts (or a treat for yourself). And it wouldn’t be Christmas without a jigsaw! We have works of art, plus illustration by Angela Harding and Robert Gillmor and wonderful Manchester photography by Simon Buckley. 

Calendars and Advent Calendars

You’ll find a beautiful range of calendars for 2024 in stock, including contemporary and traditional art, illustration and textile designs from around the world. You’ll also find photography (both new and historic) family organisers and erm… Moomins!  And don’t forget your Advent calendar. We have plenty of non-chocolate designs for the countdown to Christmas. We’ve made a concerted effort to source, wherever possible, non-plastic wrapped stock.

Jellycat Toys

Choose from baby soothers, exquisite animal cuddlies for tiny hands, traditional teddy bears, snuggly sea creatures and also eccentric and slightly bonkers ‘amuseables’ including vegetables, fruit and seasonal specialities such as pumpkins, acorns, Christmas puddings and mince pies.