Welcome to Simply Books

Simply Books is an award-winning independent bookshop based in the heart of Bramhall, just south of Manchester. As a pillar of the community for more than 20 years, you would be hard pressed to find someone local who does not have a link to the shop in some way.

That is equally true of us, Simply Books’ new owners- Karen, Ben, and Jess. As mother and son, Karen and Ben have been coming to Simply Books since Ben was little- attending events with authors like Frank Cottrell-Boyce and going to creative writing workshops (from which he still has his Simply Books branded notepad!). Since Jess joined the family, over 6 years ago when she and Ben met, her affinity with both Bramhall and the shop has been just as strong.

We are absolutely thrilled to be taking Simply Books forward into its next chapter, and we can’t wait to do it right alongside all of you- our community.

– Karen, Ben, and Jess

We’re looking forward to reading...

We can order almost any title you would like, for you to pick up the very next day in the shop- just drop us an email or give us a call.

You can also browse our online shopping partner bookshop.org. By shopping with bookshop.org, you directly help the shop and other independent booksellers. They have one of the widest ranges available, and a rock-solid ethos. Check them out, and remember to select us as you bookshop!

Searching for a particular book?

Our online partner Bookshop.org likely has it readily available

What else is going on?

What isn’t? We’re very much a business that doesn’t stand still, and constantly have new things on- whether it’s launching an event to buying new books, or our extensive work with schools

Book Clubs

We have brand new book clubs coming- with a brand new ethos! Register you interest now here, for your chance to join.

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