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Frequently asked questions


What does Cornerhouse Bookstore offer?

We stock over 3,000 publications from many of the most innovative publishers, galleries and museums working in contemporary visual arts. Our list encompasses all the visual arts including architecture, art theory and education, design, digital media, fashion, film and video, painting, photography, performance and sculpture.

How do I find a particular book?

To find the title you want use the Search Books function. You can search by Keyword, Author, Title, ISBN, Artist or Publisher. You can also browse New Titles and Bestsellers.

How do I order a book?

When you have made your choice, please contact NBN International Customer Services by email or by telephone: +44 (0) 1752 202301. The Customer Services team will guide you through the simple ordering and payment process.

Please note: this is only an interim ordering procedure whilst we are designing our new website. When the new website is ready, customers will be able to order and pay for items directly online.

How can I pay for items?

Payment can be made by the following cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Maestro and JCB or through PayPal.

When will my credit card be debited?

Your credit card will be debited when your order is placed and a confirmation email will be sent to you from NBN International.

Will you acknowledge my order?

Yes, an email will be sent to confirm receipt of your order.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

Your order will normally be processed on the working day that it is received. However, we advise customers to allow 2-3 working days for delivery in the UK. Delivery overseas is by Standard Post (International Mail). Delivery to Europe is usually between 5 and 10 working days, and between 9 and 20 working days for the rest of the world. Courier services are also available for overseas customers who require a quicker delivery time. Please contact us for further details.

What if the item I want is out of stock?

If a title is not currently available it will be noted on the website. Please check to see when it becomes available, or contact us directly on

What is your pricing policy?

While every effort is made to ensure that prices listed are correct they are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Read our Returns/refund policy here

My question isn't covered in your FAQs. How can I get an answer?

If your question is not answered here please email us at or contact us on:
Tel:  +44 (0)161 212 3468
Greater Manchester Arts Centre Limited trading as
Cornerhouse Publications

Tony Wilson Place
Manchester M15 4FN
United Kingdom

Company No.
01681278, registered in England.