The second store in Manchester is much larger than the one in the Arndale – and much grander! The store’s website informs me that Deansgate is “the biggest bookshop in the North of England”. It has rooms off the main building with sign-boards above the door and stocks over 80,000 books! I particularly loved the colourful children’s department and the funky cafe (sadly no time for a cuppa).
We were going to have a meal in the Printworks which is, as the name suggests, the site of a former newspaper publisher, but as our friend couldn’t make it we went back to our hotel. It’s an area we love though, so here’s a photo from our visit in 2014!