Visitors to Manchester Markets will be spoilt for choice this summer as they get two for the price of one when the Book Market and Art Market open alongside one another in St Ann’s Square 17 - 19 July
The Manchester Book Market, which first took place in the city in 2006, will return offering book lovers the chance to buy directly from some of the UK's leading independent publishers.
From poetry and short fiction to science fiction, comics and pioneering new magazines from the region- there is something to suit all tastes. Visitors can also take time to pause from browsing the stalls for a bite to eat whilst listening to readings from leading writers. These live excerpts will feature throughout the day with everything from poetry, fiction and children's literature represented.
Councillor Paul Andrews, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services at Manchester City Council said: "The book and art markets complement each other extremely well and provide a real culture-fest for shoppers in the city centre. The markets offer the opportunity to browse and buy some original work from independent artists and publishers and will make for a unique shopping experience."
The Manchester Art Market will sit alongside the book market and will feature original pieces of art only. The artwork available will include paintings, prints, photography, and glass art, all for sale by the artists themselves. All of the artists are from the Northwest and for some of them it will be the first time their work has been on sale in Manchester.
The markets will be open 10am - 5.30pm, Friday 17 July until Sunday 19 July, in St Ann's Square, Manchester.