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On Wednesday 25th November 2020 the Manchester Book Fair took place online! Running 9am-8pm we invited 12 Manchester publishers to take part and celebrate all things local publishing.
Our publishers suffered during the pandemic, there were no live book launches, readings or events where books may normally be purchased, and they had to adapt fast to keep up with the changes.
Manchester City of Literature brought together Carcanet, Comma Press, Commonword, Confingo Publishing, Flapjack Press, Fly On The Wall Press, Harper North, Hachette Kids, Manchester Unviersity Press, Nightjar Press, Saraband Books and Seven Arches Publishing.
There were brilliant sales to celebrate when you bought direct from the publishers, and we’ve got some great videos of author readings so you get a sneak peek of each selection, still available via our YouTube channel.
On the day we hosted exclusive Q&A’s with publishers on our Twitter account throughout as well as sharing their top picks and deals of the day. You can check out the hashtag #MCRBookFair and follow the publishers to see the conversation.
It was the perfect place to get Christmas presents for everyone, and lots of the offers and discounts remained available after the event to celebrate. Check out each of the local Manchester publishers who were invovled, and remember to buy local and indie to show your support during this difficult year.
Hear Carcanet introducing the Manchester Book Fair
Hear from Comma Press
Welcome to Harper North
Hear from Manchester University Press
Hello from Confingo
All about Commonword
Hear from Flapjack Press
Welcome to Saraband Books
Hear from Nightjar Press
Hello to Fly On The Wall Press
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