The Manchester Independent Book Market Returns!

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When : 25th June 2010 - 10:00am
Where : St Ann's Square
Price : Free

The Manchester Independent Book Market returns to St Ann’s Square later this month, offering book lovers the chance to sample new titles by the North’s most exciting independent presses.

In a climate where major corporate publishing is becoming all the more conservative – banking on celebrity memoirs and novelty titles - the UK's independent publishing sector is leading the way in producing intelligent, original and challenging books.
The North West boasts some of the UK’s most innovative publishers of novels, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction, and the Manchester Independent Book Market brings them all to your doorstep.

Situated in the bustling St Ann’s Square, just off Deansgate, the market’s a great place to browse, grab a coffee, and listen to live readings from a selection of talented performance poets and authors.

You can also meet representatives from the region’s finest independent publishers – including Comma Press, Carcanet, Tindal Street, Route, Crocus, Flax, and Inpress. So if you’re an aspiring writer, this is a great place to make contact with publishers and put your name about.

There’ll be live readings on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June, from 12pm – 5pm:



Julian Daniel

Mike Duff

Dinesh Allirajah

Rameeza Mehmud

Paul Sutherland,

Tim Lees

Amanda Milligan

Nick Murgatroyd


Dominic Berry,

Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi),

Jackie Hagan,

Helen Thomas,

Sabeen Hussein

John G Hall

Linda Chase

Alice Lenkiewicz


Muli Amaye

Zoe Lambert

Fergus Evans

Kim Wiltshire

Helen Clare



Penultimate - Ali Gadema (aka Frisko Dan), Ben Mellor, Martin Stannage (aka Visceral), Niven Ganner and Samira Arhin-Acquaah (aka Lucidity).

Nicholas Royle,

Gift Nyoni

Akiel Chinelo

Zahid Hussein


Marvin Cheeseman

Ed Kangai

Eleanor Rees

Nabila Suriya

Edmund Prestwich

Conor Aylwood

Conrad Williams

Polly Atkin


Chris Jam,

Annie Clarkson,

Sian Cummins

Alicia Stubbersfield,

Steph Pike,


Carcanet, Comma, Crocus, Dreamcatcher, Flapjack, Flax, Dewi Lewis, Nightjar, Route Publishing, Smokestack Books, Satchel/Suitcase, Thanatos Books, Tindal Street, Transmission, TTA (Interzone magazine), Bewilderbliss, and Inpress Books (which features over 50 independents including Bloodaxe, Flambard, and many others).

Both days are compèred by the incomparable Gerry Potter.

The market will be open Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June, 10am-5pm, St Ann’s Square, Manchester.

Dommy B


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