We are starting a Junior Book Club…

…called Talking Tales…

for 8-11 year-olds who love to get lost in a good book.

Come along if you like reading great stories, talking about your favourite tales, and playing games and making things!


Talking Tales will meet in the den at the back of the bookshop on the last Wednesday of every month from 4 – 4:45pm.

The first meeting is on Wednesday 28th September – Talking Tales is free, but booking is essential.  Call into the shop, email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk or phone us on 0161 747 7442 to reserve your place

An evening with Emma Chapman and William Ryan

Urmston Bookshop is delighted to bring you not one, but two exciting and highly acclaimed authors!


They will join us to talk about their latest novels, their writing journeys, and the captivating research that took them in directions they could never have imagined.


Emma Chapman is the author of the award-winning psychological thriller, How to Be A Good Wife. She will be discussing her latest evocative and unforgettable novel The Last Photograph – ‘absorbing, moving and acutely insightful’ – telling the story of a photographer, a life defined by loss, and a long-overdue journey back to Vietnam to confront painful memories and the hidden scars of war.

William Ryan’s latest title The Constant Soldier is being reviewed and talked about in all of the newspapers, with The Times praising his ‘elegant, powerful prose’, The Telegraph declaring The Constant Soldier ‘a terrific novel’, and The Daily Express tipping it as their ‘must read book’.  The Constant Soldier is a powerful tale of love and survival in the final bitter weeks of the Nazi Regime – ‘a gripping story of the struggle for humanity in the last days of war’.constantsoldier

                                                The event will be held at Urmston Library

Wednesday  5th October 2016 at 7pm

Tickets cost just £4.00, this includes a glass of wine and will be redeemable against the purchase of a book on the evening.     

To book your tickets please call in to Urmston Bookshop, phone us on 0161 747 7442, or email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk

Author Visit – Simon Michael

the briefSimon will be coming along to one of our reading groups at Urmston Bookshop as part of his Northern Book Tour.  He will be talking about The Brief, the first book in his new series of compelling crime dramas, and you do not have to be a book club member to come and meet him.  This is the story of Barrister Charles Holborne who, wrongly accused of his wife’s murder, must now convince the police of his innocence.  Set in 1960s London, the book is based upon real Old Bailey cases and genuine court documents and uses Simon’s own twenty five years of experience prosecuting and defending murderers, armed robbers and con artists to create a gripping page-turner of a read.

Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Reserve your place by calling in, emailing books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk or phoning 0161 747 7442.

Story Time

winnie the pooh

Come along and enjoy stories and rhymes in our cosy reading corner at Urmston Bookshop.

Every Friday morning, starting on the 16th September 2016, 10am

Story Time is free, just turn up.  All pre-school children are welcome.

Film Night is Back!

As the evenings start to close in and summer nights fade away, come and lift your spirits with a classic film night at the Urmston Bookshop.

We will be showing An Affair to Remember, the exquisitely stylish classic starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

Affair to Remember

Tickets cost £7.00 and will include popcorn, and ice cream at the interval.

Tuesday 6th September; film starts at 7pm

Call in, phone us on 0161 747 7442, or email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk to reserve your tickets