Created in the tradition of the Little Free Library movement – with book swaps in old red phone boxes and the like – this dolls’ house depository has just popped up in Spinningfields, where it will remain for the foreseeable. Nestled amidst the tiny city-centre green patch of Hardman Square, you can spot the new pitched-roof installation from its colourful Caroline Dowsett-designed facade. Sequestered within, you’ll find a carefully curated collection of bestsellers, new releases and captivating classics; “From Jane Austen to Stephen King”, we’re told. Take your pick from the choice available, and leave your own recommended read as a replacement. The idea is to create a self-sustaining library, where communities can come together to share good books. Open the doors, bag a book, drop off your own, then (weather permitting) grab a nearby deckchair and dig in.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.
Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.