Do you want to work with us?

We are recruitingWe need booksellers.

If you would like to work with us in September and October, here’s your chance. We need quick learners who love books and love serving customers – people that can keep a cool head when serving large numbers of students as they leave lectures.

In August, we will sift through CVs and then interview for around half a dozen temporary posts. If you want to be considered, please drop a CV into our bookshop or email it to

Books: a discussion with Charlie Hill, Nicholas Royle & David Gaffney: 7th March 2014

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Three authors will read and discuss their work in a special panel discussion at Blackwell’s Manchester on March 7th.

It starts at 7pm and entry is free.

It’s our first event in Blackwell’s for a while. It’s Charlie’s debut at a Blackwell’s event, while we’re happy to welcome back Nick and Dave. You’ll get three writers known for their unique and notable approaches to fiction, and it will, of course, be compered in our usual, unique way!

Books by Charlie Hill Praise for Charlie Hill’s BOOKS (Profile Books):

> “Impressively intelligent and accessible.” Financial Times

> “A serrated little weapon of war.” Morning Star

Praise for Nicholas Royle’s FIRST NOVEL (Vintage):

> “Ingeniously twisted.” Sunday Times

> “Hugely impressive and entertaining.” Sunday Telegraph

Praise for David Gaffney’s MORE SAWN-OFF TALES (Salt Publishing):

> “A clever and poignant exploration of what it takes to be connected to another.” The List

> “Cannot recommend More Sawn-Off Tales highly enough. Finished it, went straight back and started it again!” Johnny Vegas

Graduate careers advice: choosing a role

Steve Rook has some great advice about researching your options for future careers:

– Brainstorm. Find a quiet place and list anything that comes to mind;

– Find your careers service. Ask for help and attend relevant events;

– Look up graduate career websites. A systematic search can be a great way of finding jobs.

– Identify what people do with your degree. Be specific.

– Ask for help. Rely on family, friends and social networks.

– Watch telly! You’ll be surprised about the roles you’ll see…

Whetted your appetite? For more no-nonsense advice, come to Steve’s careers workshop this Saturday at noon. It’s free! Register your interest here or just click the pic.