Death of Workers Whilst Building Skyscrapers

Sadie Pearson
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This bookshop is tucked away in the lovely Manchester Craft & Design Centre in the Northern Quarter, and offers the face of the Manchester-based indie publisher of the same name.

Here, you can view/read/purchase the books from the press as well as some other great small presses such as Prototype Press, Very Bon Press, If A Leaf Falls… Press, Sticky Fingers Press, Bodiless Press and Rosie’s Disobedient Press (with more to come). Says DoW founder Lucy: “The bookshop is still a work in progress but it will evolve with time!”

The DoW oeuvre is well worth checking out and the writing published is of high calibre with an experimental slant. “Human voice, spirit and freedom” is the mission which brings together the chosen published works so harmoniously. The unit – Studio 17 on the second floor – is the new home of the DoW workshop, where all the books are made by hand, printed on beautiful recycled paper and bound or sewn in the venue itself, so a visit may mean a sneak peek of the process.

Open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday (except bank holidays, when the centre is closed), plus the second Sunday of every month, and keep an eye out on our Literature Guide for live events and readings from the publisher’s list.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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