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Part of the magic of having an independent bookshop is sharing our passion for books with you. It’s the people bit of bookselling that we love! Talking to you, hearing about what you’ve enjoyed reading and making our own recommendations.


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Coffee and Conversation with David Nicholls

Date: Wednesday 10th July


Time: 10am - 11am


Venue: The Terrace at Piccolino, Bramhall

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Simply Cinema presents... The Keeper (15)

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Date: Friday 28th June


Time: Doors open at 6.30pm for refreshments, screening at 7pm


Venue: St Michael's Church, St Michael’s Avenue, Bramhall, SK7 2PG



The extraordinary story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, despite strong anti-German protest and prejudice, joins Manchester City as goalkeeper and goes on to become a footballing legend.


Tickets: £8

Buy Tickets David Nicholls


David Nicholls is joining us straight after his BBC Breakfast appearance to talk about his new novel ‘Sweet Sorrow’. 


Tickets: £20 (includes a copy of Sweet Sorrow (pre-publication!), coffee and italian pastries.