The Mancs taking on Amazon with their own online store

-Credit: (Image: PA)
-Credit: (Image: PA)

A team of older residents have launched an online bookshop dedicated to Greater Manchester's rich culture, music and history.

The online shop, which is part of an community news website run by volunteers aged 60 and above - Talking About My Generation - currently features 20 titles from local authors.

The books include titles revealing the secrets of Manchester, Oldham and Wigan to tales of the region's musical dominance through the years. It was launched following a surge in demand for the news platform's nostalgia and music articles, the Press Association reports.

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Book lover Alan Kinsey from Gorton, a member of the Talking About My Generation team, said: "We're proud Mancs, Salfordians, Oldhamers and everywhere in between: so we are buzzing to have a place where we can celebrate our heritage and find loads of interesting books within this niche.

"We're not quite Amazon yet - but where possible we have tried to beat their price! We hope people will support our bookshop: all profits will fund our news team to continue their community reporting.

"And we would love to hear from more authors who are mad for it and want to feature their works in our shop."

For more information about Talking About My Generation shop, visit their website.