#PaperbackMonday Our free paperback competition!


#PaperbackMonday is a simple retweet competition where the winner walks away with ANY PAPERBACK BOOK from our ‘Paperbacks of 2013’ display (see above pic).

How it works:

PaperbackMondayRT– Every Monday, we’ll tweet several competition tweets on our @BlackwellMcr account, tagged with #PaperbackMonday. Retweet any one of them. ONE WINNING RETWEETER (must be following too) is picked at random at 5pm on Monday.

– We’ll DM our winner for their details. The winner has TWO WEEKS to come and pick a free book from our ‘Paperbacks of 2013’ display on our ground floor – your choice! (Collection only. Blackwell’s employees may not enter, obviously.)

Simple, right? Find our Twitter feed or follow the #PaperbackMonday hashtag for more.

Blackwell’s Manchester bestsellers for October 2013

Let’s have a look at our bestselling books for last month. The clocks changed, the evenings became darker and all you had to snuggle were your books. What did you buy?

Morrissey: Autobiography1 – Autobiography by Morrissey

The lead singer of Girls Aloud writes about guesting¬†on drums for Queens of the Stone Age following his international smash hit album Graceland.¬† The passage about his Hanson tribute act with John Lennon and the Black Eyed Peas’ apl.de.ap is particularly illuminating.

2 – My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson

Insert equally witty nonsense blurb about obscure football teams and historical Division One players, wedging in the old pub quiz answer about Stockport County being closest to the River Mersey and something about football teams with X in the name.

3 – UK Economy custom book (a special book made for the course) (yes, we really do that) (it’s got proper words and everything)

4 – An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning by Peter J Eccles (the essential university mathematics textbook)

5 – The Whetton MMU pack (another special pack made up for a management course, this time comprising Developing Management Skills and Organisational Behaviour)

So if you do management, economics, maths, footie or swirl around a stage with gladioli, October was for you.

We are now open until 6pm on weekdays

We’ve reduced our opening hours slightly: we are now open until 6pm on weekdays, not 6.30pm.

Our opening times tend to flex throughout the year because our sales are hugely seasonal (much more so than high street shop even with strong Christmas sales). So we’ve breathed in slightly. Do catch us before we close at 6pm!

We are still open at the weekend from 9am until 5pm on Saturdays, and from noon until 5pm on Sundays.

Opening hours:

Monday: 8:30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm