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Manchester Independent Book Market
« on: July 02, 2009, 03:35:51 pm »
Once again the Manchester International Festival (2-19 July 2009) will feature the Manchester Independent Book Market – this brings together small and regional publishers and features a variety of niche and specialist publications.

This year will be the second Manchester Book Market; I'm informed the last market, in 2007, was very successful and garnered its share of media coverage. Again the market will be staged in St Ann’s Square, just outside the Royal Exchange Theatre, one of Manchester’s central squares. It will take place over the final three days (17-19 July) of the 2009 Manchester International Festival. In a special café area, some of the North West’s leading live literature/spoken word artists will perform throughout each day

TTA Press along with Interzone, Black Static, Crimewave etc. will be there, we should even have an author - Tim Lees - or two, involved in the readings. Conrad Williams who has appeared in TTA and Black Static will also be reading.  It is a market but for authors this should also be a networking opportunity.
 
Parking at Boddingtons car park in Gt Ducie St M3 1PU behind the MEN Arena. £3 a day and £1 on Sunday and just under 3/4 mile from the Square. The old brewery chimney is a landmark.
There is closer parking by Victoria Station (0.5 mile) at £4.50 and £3.50 on Sundays and even closer if you pay more, much more.
There are also free buses from Victoria and Piccadilly Stations.

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Re: Manchester Independent Book Market
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 04:12:29 pm »
I'm going to try and make that one! Would be good to hear Tim Lees and Conrad Williams read.

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Re: Manchester Independent Book Market
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 12:45:07 am »
They may not be on the same day. I'll keep an eye open for timings.