The Chorlton Bookshop
Put simply: this bookshop has a cat. End of.
The Chorlton Bookshop is always a pleasure to visit. Great for picking up a bargain or two, too! The shop always has some fantastic offers on paperbacks, with some modern classics available to pick up for just a few quid. There’s a good choice of contemporary fiction as well as classics old and new; but the real gem at Chortlon Bookshop has to be the kids area. A cute fireplace laden with toys invites little ones to plonk down and flick through a book, and there’s plenty for older teen readers as well.
With an inspire choice of gifts, greetings cards and stationary too, this little gem is perfect for grabbing a little pressie for loved ones. The staff here has always been knowledgable and friendly, with an ordering service available for those titles that are a little trickier to track down in Chorlton. This coupled with it’s great location on the high street close to all the cool cafes and bars, the Chortlon Bookshop has to be one of the best independents in Manchester.
Another gem from Oxfam, this branch of specialty charity shop has an inspired choice of titles and is always ideal for a cheeky find. I picked up a well worn copy of James Joyce’s Dubliners from here not so long ago; as well as some newer books such as Ali Smith’s The Accidental and Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.
There’s good vinyl to be found in here too, in keeping with Chorlton’s well established cultural vibe.