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An Evening with Suzan Holder

Wednesday 20th July 7pm

Suzan’s debut novel is Shake It Up Beverley

‘Funny, moving, romantic and down to earth – this is a book that says The Beatles were right and sometimes all you need is love’ – David Quantick, screenwriter.

The perfect laugh out loud read for fans of Milly Johnson, Cathy Bramley and Jill Mansell!

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

An Evening with local author Caroline England

With her new Didsbury based book:

The Sinner

Thursday 14th July


Tickets cost £5.00: this includes a glass of wine and is redeemable against the cost of a book on the evening.

‘Powerful… psychological menace and dramatic plot twists a riveting tale full of intrigue, fascinating characters and setting, unputdownable’ – Daily Mail

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

An Evening with Tim Weaver

Bestselling crime author Tim Weaver will be chatting to us on Wednesday 10th November at 6.30pm to launch his gripping new novel, The Shadow At The Door – four short stories centred around his much-loved character David Raker.

Join us for a wonderful evening with Tim and celebrate the publication of his new book – and the return of David Raker!

Tickets cost just £3.00 and this includes an exciting goody bag!

The ticket price is redeemable against the purchase of a book on the evening

To book please contact Urmston Bookshop:

Tel: 0161 747 7442


It’s a night just like any other in the Conister home – but then Paul heads upstairs and never comes back.

When his wife Maggie goes to see where he is, she can’t find him.

His phone and wallet are by the bed. The windows are locked from the inside.

Paul has vanished.


Missing persons investigator David Raker is an expert in locating the lost.

So when he’s hired by Maggie, he knows that in every disappearance – however impossible it seems – there’s an answer.

What he doesn’t know yet is that his search for Paul Conister will become linked to three other mysteries . . .


A night patrolman on the London Underground makes a deadly discovery.

A cold case is reopened – but the key witness appears to no longer exist.

And thousands of miles away, a random shooting may not be random at all.

In this unique, limited edition book, David Raker is key to unlocking the truth . . .


Penguin Random House have today announced that they will be publishing a previously unseen manuscript by Philip Pullman this autumn. Serpentine – a novella set after the events of His Dark Materials but before those of The Secret Commonwealth – was written in 2004, but has remained under wraps until now.

Pre-order via email at or by phone on: 0161 747 7442

The 12 days of Christmas

What will your true love give to you?

We’ve got ideas aplenty here at your local bookshop
Twelve festive must-reads

Eleven wooden beauties 

Ten children’s favourites

Nine cracking fun games

Eight soft and cuddlies

Seven arty-crafties

Six handmade one-offs

Five proud Mancunians

Four gorgeous notebooks

Three musical treats

Two scented candles

And a gift of the gift of reading!

Merry Christmas from us all at Urmston Bookshop!Call in and see us over the festive season for a little bit of local, independent shopping magic