Classic Film Night – To Have and Have Not

We are showing the ‘shimmering, silvery testament to love and joy’ To Have and Have Not, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

‘I don’t think there’s a better movie than To Have and Have Not. There are greater films, and more profound films, and films of more ambition and more scope and more depth. But there’s not a better movie.’ Jake Hinkson, author of The Posthumous Man and Saint Homicide.

Tuesday 18th July at 7pm

Urmston Bookshop

Tickets cost £7.00; this includes popcorn and an ice cream at the interval.

To book tickets phone 0161 747 7442, email, or call in.

A book lover’s dream…meet the author of Lost for Words

Stephanie Butland will be appearing at Urmston Bookshop on Friday 30th JuneCome and meet Stephanie and hear about how she became a novelist, a motivational speaker, and sometimes even a performance poet – and about her ‘beautifully written and atmospheric’ acclaimed new novel that everyone is talking about…

Lost For Words truly is a book lover’s dream… an intriguing story set in an irresistibly charming bookshop, packed with literary references, featuring a cast of eclectic characters and with a gripping and unexpected dénouement guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats.’

Friday 30th June at 7pm

Tickets cost £3.00 and this is redeemable against the cost of a book on the evening. It also includes a glass of wine or two!

To book: email:, phone 0161 747 7442, or call in.

Classic Film Night

We are showing David Lean’s delightful film version of Noel Coward’s theatre sensation, Blithe Spirit.

Rex Harrison stars as Charles who, with his second wife, Ruth, are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira.  Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost…

Thursday 1st June at 7pm

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

To book phone 0161 747 7442, email or call in.

Book Launch

Join us to launch Sarah Tierney’s ‘beautifully assured debut’ Making Space.

Why do we hold onto things we don’t need?

Miriam is twenty-nine: temping, living with a flatmate who is no longer a friend, and still trying to find her place in life. She falls in love with Erik after he employs her to clear out his paper-packed home. They are worlds apart: he is forty-five, a successful photographer and artist and an obsessive hoarder still haunted by the end of his marriage. Miriam has an unsuccessful love life and has just got rid of most of her belongings. Somehow, they must find a way to reach each other.

‘Part love story, part psychological slow-burner… Making Space …marks the arrival of an elegant and thrilling new voice in literary fiction.’ – Emma Jane Unsworth.

Tuesday 16th May at 7pm

Urmston Bookshop

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

To book tickets call in, phone 0161 747 7442, or email

An Evening of Manchester Crime

Urmston Bookshop presents two thrilling crime authors who write about the streets you know… Tuesday 25th April at 7pm

Marnie Riches will be here to talk about her gripping, gritty journey through Manchester’s meanest streets.  A must-read for all fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers, Born Bad has already been nominated for a CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger!

In Neil White’s thrilling Parker Brothers trilogy, Joe Parker is a Manchester defence lawyer and Sam Parker is a Manchester detective so get ready for a “thrilling mixture of a legal thriller and police procedural”.  Neil himself is a criminal lawyer and a crime fiction writer with nine books published so far.

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

To book tickets please call 0161 747 7442 or email