Paramount Books Manchester

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Paramount Books – Preloved books for all

Paramount Books is a family-run bookstore that has been in the same spot since 1956 and is, in my humble opinion, one the best bookshops in the UK. 

The building itself is super lovely; the hand-painted signage always makes me grin. Inside, you’ll find a huge variety of vintage books for sale. Like any good bookstore, all genres are covered; I usually dash straight to the art, design and fashion section, were you can pick up rare tomes for fare prices. 

I also love the huge selection of vintage magazines, comics and periodicals, stacked in crates and filling the store’s narrow aisles. The owner is a genuine book lover who loves to chat about your interests; in my experience he’ll even help you find a book you didn’t even realise you wanted to own.

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25-27 Shuedhill, Manchester

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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00


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