Category Archives: Events

Come and have tea with a Gruffalo!

Join us for a special tea party to celebrate 20 years of the Gruffalo

Friday 10th May at 10am

There will be stories, songs and tasty treats -all pre-school children are welcome!

This event is free but booking is essential – to book, either email us:, phone us: 0161 747 7442, or call in to the shop

Urmston Bookshop presents…. The Love Detective

Come and meet Angela Dyson, author of the brilliant novel, The Love Detective.

Meet Clarry Pennhaligan, a girl who’s low on ambition but high on energy. Things get interesting when she discovers an unexpected flair for poking her nose in to other people’s business. Who knew that embarking on a career as a private detective could be so all-absorbing? Or so dangerous.

Angela will be talking about her writing and entertaining us with a dramatic extract from her book….

‘One lady was so immersed in the drama that she’d forgotten she still had her champagne flute in her hand and it crashed to the floor! ‘

Join us on:

Thursday 28th February at 7pm

Urmston Bookshop

Tickets cost £3.00 – this includes a glass of wine and can be redeemed against the cost of a book on the evening.

To book tickets call in to Urmston Bookshop, 72 Flixton Road M41 5AB, phone on 0161 747 7442, or email

Meet Father Christmas


                       Come and meet

        Father Christmas

        in our magical bookshop grotto

Saturday 15th December    from 1pm at Urmston                      Bookshop

with a lovely gift for every child.                                                       Tickets cost £7.00

Parents enjoy a mince pie and                                                           Tel: 0161 747 7442

mulled wine

The Stress Solution with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Urmston Bookshop is bringing Dr Rangan Chatterjee, star of the hit BBC series Doctor in the House and author of The Stress Solution and bestselling The 4 Pillar Plan, to Urmston.

Wednesday 30th January at 7pm

Urmston Library

             This event is now sold out!!

‘My goal is to empower you to become the architect of your own health. I believe that when we are healthier, we are happier because when we feel better, we live more.’ Dr Chatterjee

‘Small changes make a big difference – we can all benefit from reading this’ Jamie Oliver on The Stress Solution

Tickets cost £3.00; this includes a glass of wine and is redeemable against the cost of a book. Tickets can be bought from Urmston Bookshop or Urmston Library, or by phoning 0161 747 7442

           This event is now sold out!

Sarah Ward – world renowned crime author and book reviewer

Sarah Ward, writer of deadly Derbyshire Noir, will be appearing at Urmston Bookshop on

Wednesday 24th October at 7pm

Sarah’s last book, A Patient Fury, was the Observer’s Book of the Month for October and her writing has been described as ‘deliciously twisty and full of intrigue’ by Melanie McGrath.  Marian Keyes says ‘brilliant! Great writing, excellent characters, what a plot!’

Hear Sarah talk about her fourth book in the Peak District-based DC Childs series, The Shrouded Path.

November, 1957: Six teenage girls walk in the churning Derbyshire mists, the first chills of winter in the air. Their voices carrying across the fields, they follow the old train tracks into the dark tunnel of the Cutting.

Only five appear on the other side. 

Tickets cost just £3 and include a glass of wine.  Ticket price redeemable against the cost of a book on the evening

To book tickets call in to Urmston Bookshop, 72 Flixton Road M41 5AB, phone on 0161 747 7442, or email