Thursday, 29 November 2012


On Thursday December 13, we launch an amazing debut on Salt Publishing by Manchester-based writer Stephen McGeagh.

Habit takes us from a chance meeting in Manchester to blood-drenched flashbacks and the goings-on in a room below 7th Heaven... this powerful first novel is an essential read, and we're dead excited because we get to offer you the Manchester launch in our bookshop for FREE!

The evening starts at 7.30pm and as well as a reading from Stephen, it also features readings from an amazing trio: Nicholas Royle, Claire Massey and Socrates Adams.

Habit review: 

“A raw slice of urban menace as immediate as a dangerous night out on the town. In the vivid language of the streets it invokes the paranoid spirit of the city. It's as harsh and clear as neon, and it rings alarmingly true. Be warned – this is not comfortable fiction. Perhaps there's no escape.”
Ramsey Campbell

Friday, 23 November 2012


Author Tom Fletcher invites you to an evening of horror and mince pies for the Manchester launch of his new novel The Ravenglass Eye.

The evening will include readings from the Northern Lines writing group. It starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th December and it's free!

The Ravenglass Eye reviews: 

"With his third novel, The Ravenglass Eye, we’re treated to something that really is different in so many ways to what’s gone before. But yet that unique and confident style, that unerring desire to tell a cracking supernatural yarn; that’s here, and more."
Spooky Reads 

"Powerful enough to make your skin crawl."

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Friday, 16 November 2012


Is education about truth and enlightenment? Or are students merely players in a market?

Join us on Tuesday for what we hope will be a fascinating and in-depth discussion about higher education. Our guests will be Joanna Williams, author of Consuming Higher Education, and Paul Taylor, communications lecturer at the University of Leeds and contributor to several Radio 4 programmes.

It starts at 6.45pm in our shop on Tuesday 20 November.

This is the latest in Manchester Salon's series of debates, which means the audience is encouraged to question and challenge. Tickets can be bought through the Manchester Salon website or from our ground floor tills.

Thursday, 15 November 2012


Join us tonight as we launch a novel and a short story collection.

Chris Dolan and Allan Cameron will be reading from their latest titles. There will also be a Q&A... this event is must for up-and-coming writers as well as lovers of quality fiction.

In the shop from 6.30pm. It's free! See you there.

Monday, 5 November 2012


Assuming you've not been dressed as a guy and been Wickerman-ed to a frazzle, join us on Wednesday November 7 for the launch of an exciting poetic debut.

Particle Soup "plucks patterns from random debris, mapping meaning out of scattered experiences" (Todd Swift) and is the first anthology from poet and editor Lindsey Holland.

You may have seen Lindsey's work in (deep breath) Tears in the Fence, The New Writer, BODY, Ink Sweat & Tears, Sabotage Reviews, Penning Perfumes and Lung Jazz (amazing title).

Lindsey will read from her new book and will be supported by some amazing talent: Angela Topping (Salt Publishing and much more) and JT Welsch (Crashaw shortlistee).

Wednesday's event is free and we start at 7.30pm. Do click on the picture of the poster and share it with your friends. See you there!

"This is a highly recommended volume by a strong new writer. - David Morley

"Particle is a discovery in more ways than one: in the smart poems themselves, and in the way it brings us to the recognition that Holland is among the best young poets now writing in the UK." - Todd Swift

"Lindsey Holland writes hauntingly beautiful poems of love and fear and the non-existent space in between." - Luke Kennard