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Book review: Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor by Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam’s latest book begins with a haircut. And a very particular one at that. A twenty-odd-year-old Dave is having a close trim in...

Mancunians urged to share the gift of books to improve children’s...

The benefits of childhood reading reach far beyond entertainment. According to a recent study, reading for pleasure is more important for children's cognitive development than...

‘Manchester holds a strange power and romance’: author Joseph Knox on...

A sharp modern noir introducing troubled junior detective Aidan Waits, Joseph Knox’s hard-hitting crime debut Sirens won praise from the likes of Lee Child...

Much delayed Joy Division graphic novel to be finally published thanks...

A hand-drawn graphic novel about iconic Manchester band Joy Division has hit its 100% crowdfunder target and will be published in April. The book, written and...

Meet the man who’s writing an encyclopaedia of Manchester

As well as introducing the city’s famous sights, sounds and stories - and revealing its dark secrets - to more than 10,000 tourists a...

Manchester’s magnificent Portico Library reveals its hidden treasures

Did you know there is a Grade II listed Greek Revival-style library in the centre of Manchester you can look round for yourself? The Portico...

“This time next year I’ll be world champion again”, says Anthony...

Manchester's 'nice guy' boxing champion Anthony Crolla is well and truly on the comeback trail. Oozing confidence at the launch of his book Million Dollar...

Meet the man who visited all 92 football league grounds and...

When Jamie Edwards drew the grounds of Notts County and Nottingham Forest back in 2004, he had no idea that this would be the...

New book about Greater Manchester’s modern architecture has a concrete cover

An architecture lecturer’s guidebook to modern architecture in Greater Manchester has been published following a successful crowdfunding campaign. Manchester MODERN is a labour of love...

MancBook Review: Manchester’s Radical Mayor by Joanna M Williams

On 22nd August 1893, the Great Abel bell in Manchester's new town hall - inaugurated just short of 16 years before - tolled solemnly...

Meet the man who’s been called the Scorsese of Salford

The bench, the bench by the war memorial, an eight foot, graffiti tattooed Cleopatra’s Needle of a war memorial. She is about to sit...

How not to be a boy: Robert Webb comes to Manchester

Mitchell and Webb have given us some great laughs over the years. From That Mitchell and Webb Look - which made BBC2 watchable again...