Home to 4 historic libraries, 23 public libraries plus many more independents. 2 Universities in the City Centre with a student population of 98,000, plus 2 writing schools. More than 40 arts and culture festivals, including Manchester Literature Festival. More than 10 independent publishers such as Carcanet and Comma Press. The home of writers and radicals such as Anthony Burgess, Emmeline Pankhurst, Lemn Sissay, Carol Ann Duffy, John Cooper Clarke, Elizabeth Gaskell, Jeanette Winterson.

Manchester: A UNESCO City of Literature.

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Manchester City Poets

Manchester City of Literature and partners have introduced Manchester’s inaugural team of Multilingual City Poets, three talented creatives who have been appointed to produce a series of original works on behalf of the City throughout 2022,…

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4 Year Celebration Fly on the Wall Press – Christmas theme!

Manchester Central Library
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“Book collection is an obsession, an occupation, a
disease, an addiction, a fascination, an
absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby.
Those who do it must do it.”

JEANETTE WINTERSON