Why visit

The Manchester Stationery Show is a brand new 2 day stationery extravaganza taking place at the Victoria Warehouse in Old Trafford.  Designed to complement, both in timing and geography its elder sister, the successful London Stationery Show; Manchester is already developing its own style which is partly to do with our chosen venue – industrial chic here we come – but also the time of year.

So, if you buy or sell writing and paper products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you. Look out for some amazing last minute deals for Christmas, but most importantly get ahead on your planning for the 2018 spring/summer season! There is nothing else like it.  It’s where fashion meets function.

The Manchester Stationery Show offers buyers a great selection of writing and paper products with everything from the everyday to high end. It’s easy to see what’s new and who’s new, and make the best possible use of your time.  There are a lot of exhibitors and brands at the Stationery Show that you won’t see at other UK events.Salford Keys View

Products include: Adhesives, tapes | Art & Craft | Calendars | Children’s stationery | Desktop | Diaries | Envelopes | Filing and storage | Gift packaging/wrap  | Gift stationery| Highlighters, markers | Home Office | Invitations | Journals | Leather goods | Licensed stationery | Notebooks, pads | Notecards, postcards | Organisers | Paper | Pencils | Pens | Social stationery | Staplers, punches | Writing products

Click here to register to visit.



The Manchester Stationery Show will take place in the Cotton Sheds, part of Victoria Warehouse, in the Old Trafford area of Manchester.

The Cotton Sheds at Victoria Warehouse are historic, and cool – which sums up both Manchester and our chosen venue nicely. The Victoria Warehouse is a solid Mancunian landmark which has been developed into a modern, industrial space that we can make our own.

Victoria Warehouse Manchester_Exterior ShotEasily accessible from both the North and South by car, train, tram and bus, the Cotton Sheds sit within a great transport network with a good choice of travel options for our target audience.

The address is Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1AB.  Tel: 0161 660 7000  Click here for venue website  Click here to view on Google Maps.

There is free Wi-Fi access for visitors, and there is full access for those with disabilities. It’s an inspiring setting in which to do business, and look at new stationery products.


The Cotton Sheds at the Victoria Warehouse are easy to get to by public transport or car.

Their address is: Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1AB

View on Google Maps by clicking here.

By TrainManchester Piccadilly Rail Station

If you are travelling by train, the sooner you book your ticket, the more money you will save.

Visit or  The venue is a short taxi or tram ride from any of Manchester’ central stations; Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate and Victoria stations.

By Taxi

There is a designated drop-off point outside the venue and the team works with recommended taxi firms that operate 24/7.

By Tram or Bus

Exchange Quay tram stop is just a short walk (less than 5 minutes) away on the Eccles line, which runs directly to Manchester Piccadilly station.  The Metrolink network also serves Manchester’s other mainline stations.

The venue is also located on a number of major bus routes.  The following bus numbers service the venue to within a 400m walk to the site:  53, 69, 205, 255 & 256.

By Car

Victoria Warehouse is easily accessible by car from both the North and South, with the M60 just 5 miles away.  Limited onsite parking is available.  The nearest parking is either at the Manchester United football ground or nearby White City Retail Park.  Use Google Maps to get directions.


All these hotels are within half a mile of Victoria Warehouse:  Victoria Warehouse Hotel

Victoria Warehouse Hotel

Hotel Football Old Trafford

Chesters Hotel & Restaurant

AC Hotel Manchester Salford Keys AC Hotel Salford Keys Room
Marriott Chain Website Page

Holiday Inn Express – Manchester
Holiday Inn Website Page


And you’ll find many more… use or TripAdvisor to check out availability in Old Trafford/Salford Keys



Q. Who can attend?
The Manchester Stationery Show is a trade exhibition for buyers, retailers, dealers and other resellers of stationery, and is not open to the general public

Q. Is it free to attend the Stationery Show?
Yes, but you must be in the trade

Q. How do I register to attend?
You can register online before the show at this website or at the exhibition itself.

Q. Where does the exhibition take place?
The Cotton Sheds, Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1AB

Q. What are the nearest hotels to Victoria Warehouse

All these hotels are within half a mile of Victoria Warehouse:

Victoria Warehouse Hotel

Hotel Football Old Trafford

Chesters Hotel & Restaurant

AC Hotel Manchester Salford Keys 
Marriott Chain Website Page

Holiday Inn Express – Manchester
Holiday Inn Website Page

Q. Which are the nearest train stations?
The nearest mainline stations are either Manchester Piccadilly , Deansgate, Manchester Victoria or Salford Central

Visit the station websites to find out about tram and bus links to Old Trafford and where to pick up a taxi.

Q. What are the opening hours?
Tuesday        31 October 2017 – 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday   01 November 2017 – 9.30am – 5pm

Q. Is WiFi available?
Yes, and it is FREE

Q. Is there anywhere to eat at the exhibition?
Yes you can buy food and drinks from the Coffee Matters Lounge on the exhibition floor

Q. Is there wheelchair access at the venue?
There is limited wheelchair access at the Victoria Warehouse Hotel and within the Cotton Sheds venue.  Please ask for more information via 020 7772 8641.

Q. Are children allowed in?
You can bring children as long as they are supervised at all times – there are no creche facilities

Q. Is there car parking nearby:
There is parking available at the nearby Manchester United football ground or White City Retail Park.  Use Google Maps to get directions.

What buyers say….

STShow15_35 “This is our favourite show of the year, and has an excellent range of suppliers” Jo  Irons, Director, Bureau Direct

“Congratulations on a great Stationery Show.  It was very useful to us for both sourcing and networking.”  Louise Chapman, Brand Development Manager, The Pen Shop.

“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place”  Katy Golden, Category Manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct.

Please note: these comments relate to the London Stationery Show…