Waterstones to host 4th Football Writing Festival

Located close to Exchange Square and St. Ann's Square, Waterstones on Deansgate is Manchester's biggest specialist bookshop, trading over three floors and stocking more than 80,000 titles.

Having once been the site of Kendals electrical and lighting departments, Waterstones has occupied the building since 1987; becoming an integral part of the City's cultural fabric.

The bookstore hosts lots of regular events for all the family, including book readings and signings from established authors, children’s activities days, book quizzes and reading groups.

Waterstones is also taking part in The Football Writing Festival, from 30 August to 7 September.

Back for its fourth year, the festival is a partnership between the National Football Museum, Waterstones and Hotel Football.

The line-up includes: OPTA revealing how stats have revolutionised how the game is analysed; an inquest into the scandals involving governing-body FIFA; a close look at football’s talent factory with Michael Calvin and his book No Hunger In Paradise; outspoken player Joey Barton; and the football issues of the day to be thoroughly dissected by The Blizzard LIVE show.

Tickets can be bought for individual events or a Season Pass to all eight will cost you £45.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant