UNITOM

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
UNITOM bookshop

From household names like Taschen and Phaidon to locally made publications and small press titles, UNITOM is home to an extensive range of titles on contemporary art, design, fashion, photography and counterculture, alongside a vast number of independent magazines.

There are also gifts and knick-knacks – sorry, a curated collection of lifestyle brands – plus exclusive prints and artists editions, and you can even grab a fresh filter coffee to sip on while you browse. The shop is just the corner from Chapter 1 and Queer Lit, so why not do a bit of a bookshop tour of the Northern Quarter while you’re there?

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Opening Hours

  • Tuesday10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday11:00am - 5:00pm

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

What's on near UNITOM

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The Comedy Vault

Every Monday night upstairs at Fierce Bar, The Comedy Vault hosts an outrageously funny open-mic night. Come and try your hand or just to watch and laugh.

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Killer Comedy Club

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Beyond the Music 2024

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Open Deck at Band on the Wall

Bring your records for a spin at our Open Deck session this Saturday! If you’ve bought some new vinyl from a local record shop this week, just show your receipt at the bar to get yourself a free 9” pizza!

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Un-Convention Manchester 2024

Un-Convention is the ultimate independent music industry conference and showcase taking place at Band on the Wall in Manchester this November.

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