Chorlton Bookshop

Alex Williams Comes to Chorlton

Alex Williams: You Saw Me Standing Alone We’re thrilled that City legend Alex Williams MBE is coming to see us in Chorlton!  After his goalkeeping career was cut cruelly short by injury in 1987, Alex went on to become Community Ambassador for the club, helping thousands of young people find their feet and their voices […]

Bibliomaniac! Robin Ince Returns!

Robin Ince Returns! We had such a good time last year, when the brilliant Robin Ince dropped in to say hello. Plenty of chat, book signing, tea and biscuits – the only thing we were short of was space (we’re not the biggest shop and we have SO many books!!). Robin’s coming back to Chorlton […]

Jarvis Cocker’s Good Pop Bad Pop

A bit different from the usual rock star memoir, this one. Rather than trashing hotel rooms, Jarvis Cocker has been clearing out his loft (as men of his age so often need to do). He’s kept just about everything – from tickets, mix tapes and scribbled notes, to chewing gum wrappers and the exercise book […]

A book and a bench

There’s a glimpse of summer on the horizon and a couple of bank holidays to celebrate. If you fancy losing yourself in a good book for a while come in for a chat. We’ve been reading some belting novels recently and would be happy to recommend some therapeutic escapism.

Counting down the days

Counting down the days… If you’d prefer the non-chocolate variety of Advent calendar we have plenty to choose from.  There’s snow, lots of snow, the Nativity, wildlife, even a treehouse. 

Christmas has Landed!

Our Christmas catalogue has arrived – which means the countdown has officially begun!

The life of a local heroine, Madge Addy

July saw the publication of Chris Hall’s biography of Madge Addy. Madge lived just around the corner from the shop. We would like to think that she bought her sweets here long before we opened the bookshop. To coincide with Chorlton Book Festival we were delighted to be loaned nursing memorabilia and wartime artefacts including […]

Booker T!

When it’s Booker Prize Shortlist Time, we know that the official ‘curling-up-with-a-great-book’ autumn season has truly begun! This is the literary prize, awarded to the best novel published in the past year and identifying a new generation of modern classics. Titles like Shuggie Bain (Douglas Stewart), Girl Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo), and Wolf Hall (Hilary […]

Spring at last

It has been a long winter with our doors locked to customers for three months. From April 12th we will be open again, trading our normal hours, and we will be delighted to welcome you all back. We have lots of lovely new stock, bright, fresh greeting cards and giftwrap, and cheery toys from Jellycat. […]

Chorlton Book Festival, Children’s Book Award.

Vote for the best book for 9-12 year olds published in the past year. The Chorlton Children’s Book Award is back! A shortlist of seven of the best books has been compiled by students and staff from local schools. The winner will be announced in May 2021. All the titles and the voting forms are […]