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Second-Hand Book Sale

Named as “Manchester’s best second-hand book sale” by one of our visitors,  the Elizabeth Gaskell’s House second-hand book sale is a popular favourite for book lovers.

Two rooms packed full of second-hand books of all genres, including a wide variety of contemporary fiction, art, gardening, photography, classics, OS maps, biographies, history, cookery, social history and children’s! With new stock every month there are treasures to be found!

Prices from £1 for a paperback.

Included in admission to the House – Pre-booking now essential

Social distancing measures are in place, pre-booking is essential (numbers are limited to ensure social distancing) and the wearing of face masks is mandatory. All visitors browsing books will be asked to use hand sanitiser before they touch the books.


All money raised from the sales of books goes towards running costs and ensuring the House stays open to the public.

The House also accepts donations of books. Please call in advance on 0161 273 2215 if you have a large donation of books you would like to make.

Every second Sunday of the month

8th November
13th December

10th January


Mr Thornton is coming to tea

North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell