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Simply Books - Bramhall's award-winning independent bookshop & cafe!

Welcome to our website. Have a good look around and you’ll get a feel for us, our shop and what we get up to. Whether you want to come to an event, join a group or find an unusual or inspirational gift it’s all here - and every book you could possibly want is just a visit, e-mail or phone call away.


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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When you step inside Simply Books we want you to discover treasures and surprises that you won’t find on Amazon and for you to feel part of our vibrant community - an experience you’ll never have just buying online. So do come and spend time with us in the shop too.

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Simply Cinema presents...

Breathe (12)

Headline Event!


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Date: Friday 27th July

Time: Doors open at 6.30pm for screening at 7.00pm

Venue: Centrepoint, Bramhall Methodist Church


BREATHE tells the true story of pioneering polio survivor Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) and his wife  Diana (Claire Foy) who refuse to give up when Robin is struck down with polio and given just months to live.



Tickets: £7

Join us for a brilliant evening as 'The Curry Guy' shares the secrets of 'fuss-free' curries ... and cooks a couple of delicious dishes from his mouth-watering new book, 'The Curry Guy EASY' for us to sample.

Date: Tuesday 17th July  

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Simply Books

Simply Books presents ... Dan Toombs aka The Curry Guy!

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Tickets: £8 including food tasting and £3 towards a copy of Dan's book

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Lunchtime Book Signing with Peter Robinson

Date: Tuesday 24th July

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Venue: Simply Books


We are delighted to welcome internationally best-selling crime author Peter Robinson back to Simply Books.. Peter will be with us over lunchtime signing his latest novel in the hugely successful DCI Banks detective series.


No tickets - just come along and meet Peter and have a book signed. If you'd like a signed/dedicated book but can't make  it to the signing please get in touch and we'll be happy to sort this out for you.

Peter Robinson