An Evening with Sarah Ward

Urmston Bookshop is delighted to announce that the critically acclaimed crime thriller writer Sarah Ward is coming to the bookshop on Thursday 2nd February.

Her brand new title A Deadly Thaw – ‘a rivetingly suspenseful mystery’ – is the second in the DI Francis Saddler series, set in the depths of darkest Derbyshire.  A man whose killer—his wife—was convicted 15 years ago is discovered recently murdered and the team must discover why his wife lied about her guilt all those years ago – and who was the person she actually killed?

Sarah’s first book In Bitter Chill was named as one of the Guardian‘s best crime novels, calling it ‘a genuinely intriguing Chinese puzzle box of a mystery’.  The Yorkshire Post describes Sarah as ‘perceptive and observant’ and a ‘natural born crime writer’.

Sarah will join us at the bookshop on Thursday 2nd February at 7pm.

Tickets cost £3.00; this includes a glass of wine and is redeemable against the            purchase of a book on the evening.

To book your tickets call: 0161 747 7442, email: or call in to the shop.


Storytime is back this Friday!

We will be snuggling up in our cosy reading corner to read some wintery tales, as well as singing our favourite songs and rhymes.

Come and join us this Friday 6th January 2017

Winter Sale

We are having a little winter sale, where you can pick up some real bargains…

Up to 60% off hardback titles like these


Plus a selection of paperbacks for adults and children at only £2.00 each.

There are greetings cards for just £1.00 and some great discounts on toys and puzzles.

Urmston Bookshop would like to wish a happy and prosperous new year to all our customers.

Looking for some Christmas gift inspiration?

We don’t just do books (although we do have lots and lots of lovely books plus a fast and free ordering service for anything you want that is not on our shelves!) – we have a large range of high-quality, beautifully made gifts too.

We have gifts for the little princesses…


…and little princes in your life


We have a stunning collection of unique and stylish notebooks, journals and diaries for all the writers and would-be writers out there


We have puzzles and games of all sizes and shapes


Our range of handcrafted wooden orange tree toys are gifts to be treasured for a whole childhood


Keep the little ones busy on Christmas Day and beyond with our colouring, sticker, and         activity books – great little stocking fillers!


And Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a cuddle from the original and the best –          JellyCat cuddlies!


And that’s not all… with these gifts, plus a whole lot more for all the family, call into              Urmston Bookshop or contact us with your gift order today!

By the way… as well as national book tokens we sell our own Urmston Bookshop tokens, which even include recommendations and a friendly chat if needed!                                       Give the gift of a great read this Christmas.



It’s a Wonderful Life at Urmston Bookshop

Escape the hustle and bustle and return to a time when life was more simple… Urmston Bookshop is showing the academy award-winning bittersweet festive tale It’s A Wonderful Life.


Tuesday 6th December at 7pm

Tickets cost £7.00 – this includes a warming festive drink, mince pie, and ice cream at the interval.

Call in, phone us on 0161 747 7442, or email to reserve your tickets.