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Meet Sunday Times Best-Selling Authors Joseph Knox And Luca Veste


Meet Joseph Knox as he releases his highly anticipated second novel, The Smiling Man.
His first book, Sirens – ‘a firecracker of a first novel’, has been described as a ‘satisfyingly seamy slice of noir’ by The Guardian,where ‘Knox presents the city [of Manchester] as pungently and uncompromisingly as Ian Rankin does Edinburgh.’ The Timessays that Sirens ‘jumps straight into the top league of English noir’.

Joseph Knox owns Manchester and paints it in all its grimy colours‘ – Val McDermid

Meet Luca Veste, whose first standalone novel, The Bone Keeper, follows the hugely successful Murphy & Rossi crime thriller series, investigating major crimes in the city of Liverpool.
The Bone Keeper, ‘a dark and brilliant thriller from a writer who just gets better and better’ (Mark Billingham) has been described as ‘seriously creepy with a killer twist’ (Mark Edwards)

Luca Veste is ‘darkly impressive’ – The Times


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

Book early for this exciting and highly anticipated event by calling in, phoning us on 0161 747 7442, or sending an email  –    

Storytime with The Green Bean Company



Urmston Bookshop welcomes author Anita Frost.

Families with little people, come join author Anita Frost for an interactive storytime session, the little ones will love to discover the adventures of Green Bean from the wonderful Green Bean Collection.

‘Green Bean Collection’ here to provide learning and fun adventures for little ones through the early years! As a global online retailer, they offer stylish goods for babies, toddlers and preschool children.


Wed 12th December 2018

10:30 – 11:30   Free of Charge

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Urmston Bookshop

72 Flixton Road


M41 5Ab

Classic Film Night

We are showing The Ghost and Mrs Muir, starring Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney and George Sanders.

In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted…and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

Tuesday 23rd January 2018


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

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

Meet Best-Selling Author Robert Parker

Tuesday 30th January
Tickets cost £3.00; this includes a glass of wine and is redeemable against the cost of a book on the evening.

Come and meet Robert Parker, author of the bestselling gripping revenge thriller, A Wanted Man.

Robert will talk about his colourful journey to becoming a published writer – mysteriously kick-started by three double knee surgeries – as well as the significance of Manchester in the book, not just as a setting but as a character in its own right.

Followed by a Q&A and signing.

To book tickets: call into the shop, phone 0161 747 7442, or email