Indy book market returns to Manchester

<p>The Manchester Book Market, which first took place in 2006, is to return this summer as part of the Manchester International Festival.<br /><br />The three-day market, the largest outdoor market for independent publishers in the UK, will take place from 17th&ndash;19th July. It will feature over 20 presses from around the UK, including producers of poetry and short fiction such as Route Publishing, Crocus Books and Comma; science fiction and fantasy such as Interzone, TTA and Ballista; comics, such as Small Zone and Engine Comics; and new magazines from the region, including Transmission and Bewilderbliss.<br /><br />Live literature artists from around the region will perform throughout each day, such as Joe Stretch, Tony Walsh and Julian Daniel. <br /><br />The market has been coordinated by Literature Northwest in partnership with Comma Press and Manchester Specialist Markets.<br /><br /><br /><br /> </p>