House of Books & Friends

The idea for House of Books & Friends was born during the pandemic in 2021, when Darryl Cooke recognised the impact that lockdown was having on those around him and in wider society. Whilst you can enjoy the community of the lovely bookshop and cafe, every penny spent also goes forward to support projects and not for profit partners directly addressing social isolation and loneliness. Whether you seek comfort and company and come to the bookshop to forge relationships and attend events or you want to support the cause and social well-being by spending your money with us there are many many ways you can be involved.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday

8am - 6pm


9am - 6pm




81 King Street, Manchester, M2 4AH


07597 365380