BIBLIOMANIAC – An Evening with Robin Ince

  • DATE

    31 January 2023

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


    £5 (or free when buying the book)


    Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
    University Green, 146 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9GP

We’re delighted to be welcoming Robin Ince back to the shop to talk about his latest book BIBLIOMANIAC – a warm and witty celebration of the written word which takes the reader on a journey around the bookshops of Britain.

About the book:

Why play to 12,000 people when you can play to 12? In Autumn 2021, Robin Ince’s stadium tour with Professor Brian Cox was postponed due to the pandemic. Rather than do nothing, he decided instead to go on a tour of over a hundred bookshops in the UK, from Wigtown to Penzance; from Swansea to Margate.

Packed with witty anecdotes and tall tales, Bibliomaniac takes the reader on a journey across Britain as Robin explores his lifelong love of bookshops and books – and also tries to find out just why he can never have enough of them.

It is the story of an addiction and a romance, and also of an occasional points failure just outside Oxenholme.

‘A unique, funny picture of Britain… A love letter to bookshops and the vagaries of public transport.’ – Richard Osman

About the author:

Robin Ince is co-presenter of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show and podcast, The Infinite Monkey Cage. He has toured his award-winning stand-up across the world, both solo and with his radio double-act partner, Professor Brian Cox. He is the author of I’m a Joke and So Are You and The Importance of Being Interested.

Doors: 6.30, starts: 6.45

Tickets are £5.00 or free when buying a copy of the book. BIBLIOMANIAC will also be available to purchase on the night and Robin will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or and we can arrange this for you.