Category Archives: Events

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Who wants to join us?

Between 15th June and 22nd June we will be hiding bears in various shops around Urmston – and it will be your job to find them.

To take part you need to come to the book shop to pick up your bear hunt pack, then away you go!

You have one week to collect up to 10 bear tokens.

There are various prizes along the way, with a grand prize of a Bear Hunt back pack for the overall winner.

On Saturday 22nd June at 2pm we will be having a grand prize draw and a retelling of the classic story, here in the shop.

What are you waiting for? Pop into the shop to collect your hunting pack today!

Meet Manchester Poet, Screen and Scriptwriter Keith Hutson

Keith will be appearing at Urmston Library as part of their hugely popular Wordfest on

Thursday 20th June from 7:30-9pm

Keith has written for Coronation Street and for several well-known comedians. His plays have been performed at venues including The Royal Exchange in Manchester. He is co-editor of Poetry Salzburg Review and tours extensively with Carol Ann Duffy.

Tickets cost just £2.00 and can be booked by visiting Urmston Bookshop, Urmston Library, or online on Eventbrite

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