Blackwell's Manchester is organising the delivery of care packages to students who are currently in isolation, following recent coronavirus restrictions in the city.
The packages include items such as a £5 National Book Token, notebooks, a calendar and Jan Arkless' recipe book, How to Boil an Egg (Little, Brown).
The chain's newest flagship store, located on Oxford Road, has also started offering a free same-day delivery service. Students who order books before 3 p.m. can have their titles delivered to home addresses and halls of residence within a two-mile radius of the shop.
Paul Thornton, Manchester Bookshop manager, described the initiative as "just simple boxes of goodies we’ve put together to cheer students up a little bit in these difficult times".
He added: "We realise that being a university student right now is hard, and we are here to make life as easy and hassle-free for them as we possibly can. We have all their required reading list titles here on the shelf ready to send out to students when they need them, so that’s at least one weight we can take off their mind."