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Here is a list of books for Manchester that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Manchester you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Manchester and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Manchester books: Maps

Manchester Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map, Illustrated]
Manchester Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map, Illustrated]

The A-Z Mini Map series is an innovative concept that utilises large scale A-Z mapping to produce a pocket or handbag size city centre map that is both informative and user friendly.

This A-Z map of Manchester City Centre is a full colour, double-sided, foldout mini map. Opening out to a 540mm x 297mm sheet, this easy to use folding design concertinas back into a compact 105mm x 65mm sized cover.

Side one features:

A large scale coloured street map of central Manchester, shown at a clear 6.5 inches to 1 mile (10.36 cm to 1 km), which extends to: Lower Brougton, Strangeways, Miles Platting, Ardwick railway station, St. Georges and Salford
A diagrammatic map of the Manchester Rail & Metrolink Connections
A location map for Salford Quays and Manchester United Football Club (Old Trafford)
A location map for the Manchester Velodrome and Manchester City Football Club (City of Manchester Stadium)
The reverse side features the index to streets, selected flats, walkways, selected places of interest, Manchester Railway stations and Metrolink stops, Walk In-centres covered by this map and the reference panel.

This pocket sized mini map is ideal for residents, students and visitors wishing to explore Manchester City Centre.

Price: £2.50

Publication: 21 July 2011

Manchester Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map, Illustrated]   Manchester Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map, Illustrated]


Manchester PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Manchester - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)
Manchester PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Manchester - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)

Manchester PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Manchester - folded pocket size travel map
The ultimate pocket city map of Manchester! Explore the glorious city of Manchester with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable,city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.

* Includes a PopOut map - a detailed street by street plan of the city centre
* Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
* Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
* Further key places of interest are also listed offering you advice on the best things to see
* Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included on the map

Price: £1.99

Publication: 1 Mar 2013

Manchester PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Manchester - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)   Manchester PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Manchester - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)


Manchester, Bolton and Warrington (OS Landranger Map)
Manchester, Bolton and Warrington (OS Landranger Map)

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 6 April 2009

Manchester, Bolton and Warrington (OS Landranger Map)   Manchester, Bolton and Warrington (OS Landranger Map)


Manchester books: Travel Guides

Manchester: Not a Guide to
Manchester: Not a Guide to

This is NOT a guide book. This little book brings together past and present to offer a taste of Manchester. Learn more about the movers and shakers who shaped this fantastic city. The great and the good; the bad and the ugly. Small wonders, tall stories, TRIUMPH and tragedy BEST places - Worst Places Local lingo, architecture, green spaces, events, traditions, fact, fiction Origins, evolution, FUTURE Written by a local who knows what makes MANCHESTER tick.

Price: £4.49

Publication: 1 Aug 2012

Manchester: Not a Guide to   Manchester: Not a Guide to


Manchester books: History & Heritage

Curiosities of Greater Manchester
Curiosities of Greater Manchester

This book is a guide to over eighty remarkable and curious sights to be found in Greater Manchester - for example, Manchester's smallest pub, the least interesting Roman remains in Britain, a church clock that strikes thirteen, a pig's gravestone, a 'lucky' postbox, the world's widest bridge, a glacial boulder, a Chinese arch and an observatory. Numerous illustrations are included, together with maps, and location and access details for each site. Curiosities of Greater Manchester will make fascinating reading for residents and visitors alike.

Price: £8.96

Publication: February 19, 2004

Curiosities of Greater Manchester   Curiosities of Greater Manchester


Manchester books: Walking and Tours

The Pennine Divide: Walking the Moors Between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire (Freedom to Roam Guides S.)
The Pennine Divide: Walking the Moors Between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire (Freedom to Roam Guides S.)

Frances Lincoln teams up with Ramblers Association - ardent campaigner for greater public access to open land - to produce a ground-breaking series of Wainwright-sized guides to areas newly opened up to walkers by the Right to Roam legislation now coming into effect. The first five guides explore the rich new opportunities for walkers in the Peak and Pennine region. Each guide includes: An introduction to the area: its landscape, history and natural history; 12 free-range rambles, graded for difficulty, that allow walkers to choose their own route; A full-page 4-colour OS map for each walk; Special features on points of interest chosen to add to walkers' enjoyment of the countryside; Practical information for visitors; A guide to public rights of access

Price: £5.99

Publication: February 1, 2005

The Pennine Divide: Walking the Moors Between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire (Freedom to Roam Guides S.)   The Pennine Divide: Walking the Moors Between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire (Freedom to Roam Guides S.)


Manchester books: Entertainment & Leisure

Time Out Shortlist Manchester 2nd edition
Time Out Shortlist Manchester 2nd edition

The Time Out Manchester Shortlist selects the very best of Manchester's sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and entertainment, with Time Out's trademark expertise. It also takes you straight to the latest venues, tips you off to the news and fashions and gives the dates that matter.

It's the best reference for anyone visiting Manchester in a handy size and easy to use format.

Price: £5.99

Publication: 5 May 2011

Time Out Shortlist Manchester 2nd edition   Time Out Shortlist Manchester 2nd edition


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