Independent Book & Art Market Manchester
Manchester’s independent book market is back....
Set in the tranquil surroundings of leafy 18th century St Ann’s Square, the market is a chance to while away the hours being inspired by some of the region’s finest writers and artists.
Organised in conjunction with Literature Northwest, the market first took place in the city in 2006, and offers book lovers an opportunity to buy directly from some of the UK’s leading independent publishers.
The market, which normally takes place over a July weekend, also gives shoppers the opportunity to hear live readings of poetry, fiction and children’s literature given by some of the North West 's most talented spoken word performers.
The market includes a truly diverse selection of works from photography to award winning poetry, comics to non-fiction. The event offers individuals of all tastes and interests the opportunity to sample literature that won't necessarily be found on the high street.
Manchester Art Market
Also taking place at the same time is the popular Art Market where original prints, photography, glassworks and other art forms will be on display and for sale direct from artists. Items for sale will include original photography by Amy Gibbings and Deborah Benbrook, paintings on glass by Bharat Makanji, and handmade ceramics by Rhian Templeman.
The Lost Properties Project, by arts organisation and community interest company, Arthur + Marthur, will also occupy one of the art stalls. The project aims to celebrate the work of carers in society. The stall will exhibit work produced in conjunction with carers’ groups throughout Greater Manchester and will also engage members of the public at the event to create new pieces of work.
Visitors can also take time to pause from browsing the stalls or listening to readings for a bite to eat. The market takes place on 25 and 26 June in St Ann's Square. Opening times are 10am-5.30pm.
Manchester Independent Book Market - in conjunction with Tha Manchester Lit List - http://manchesterlitlist.blogspot.com/2010/06/dont-miss-manchester-independent-book.html