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Second-Hand Book Sale

The Books are back in town!

To manage numbers during the pandemic we are asking people to pre-book, the £1 fee will be redeemable against second-hand books purchased.

Book your place


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.

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

9th May
13th June
11th July
8th August
12th September
10th October
14th November
12th December

11am - 4pm

Mr Thornton is coming to tea

North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell