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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 simply click on Add to Basket, then click on Checkout and follow the on-screen instructions.

How do I know what’s in my shopping basket?

At any point whilst you are visiting the Bookstore you can view your shopping basket in the right-hand sidebar.

How can I pay for items?

Online payments are made securely via WorldPay. Payment can be made by the following cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Maestro and JCB or through PayPal.

If you prefer, orders can also be made by post, telephone, or fax but must be accompanied by £ cheque (made payable to Cornerhouse Publications and drawn on a UK bank), or your credit card details. Payment can also be made directly to our bank. Please contact us if you require details of our bank account.

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 WorldPay.

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.

Is it safe to order items and give credit card information over the internet?

Your credit card transaction will be processed by WorldPay who operate in over 40 countries and are a global leader in online payment processing. Cornerhouse has ensured that every care and attention has been taken in the use of secure credit card transactions over the internet, and hope that customers will feel at ease when using the service.

What will happen to information I submit to Cornerhouse?

All information will be used for the purpose of the transaction only. If you subscribe to our Mailing List you will receive regular email updates on books recently published.

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.

How can I cancel my order?

You can cancel your order at any time whilst you are browsing and have items in your shopping basket. Simply click on the ‘clear cart’ link displayed below the basket. If you proceed to Checkout with your order, you will be given an opportunity to cancel it just before your details are submitted for processing. To cancel an order after submission, please contact us.

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.