The John Rylands Library Shop

Polly Checkland Harding
Image courtesy of the John Rylands Library.

Like the café at The John Rylands Library, The John Rylands Library shop was part of a major refurbishment in 2007, occupying a new extension to one side of the original building. It offers an eclectic welcome, with a wide range of products on sale, inspired by the library’s own collections. There’s often a special set of things on sale inspired by the library’s current exhibition, so it’s worth popping in regularly. Browse for prints, postcards, stationary, homeware, wrapping paper and more.

The John Rylands Library, 150 DeansgateManchesterM3 3EH View map
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Opening Hours

  • Monday12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm - 5:00pm

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

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