At Bluecoat Press, we are always happy to help with your enquiry. Our contact details are:

Bluecoat Press
42 The Vineries
L25 6EX

Telephone: 07764820082

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19 Responses to Contact

  1. Beryl Hughes says:

    Please can tell me were l can buy tom slemen books thanks

  2. admin says:

    Hi Beryl,
    Try Amazon or Ebay – always a lot for sale. Bluecoat Press no longer publish Tom Slemen.

  3. Peter Mackey says:

    Just a speculative enquiry.
    Would you know how to contact Phil Thompsn, author of ‘The Best of Cellars’ – first published by Bluecoat in 1994? He may or may not be still around or writing even.
    A colleague and I have some major, fun and first-hand stories to tell, both directly associated with the Cavern and other facets of the 60′s scene. We are looking for a writer who might be interested committing them to ‘paper’ – Phil’s style may well fit.
    Thankyou – regards – Peter Mackey

  4. admin says:

    Hi Peter,

    I have had no contact with Phil Thompson for nearly 20 years. No idea where he is. He lived in Birkenhead at that time.



  5. John Horne says:

    Good afternoon,

    As an author whohas assisted Paul Bolger in some of his work, we have been trying to ring him many times without luck. We have not received our usual Christmas card from him and his wife Ann. He also had many railway photographs from my wife’s late husband John Ward.

    If you have contact with him could you ask him to phone us please, he should have the number, in case it is mislaid- 428 5367. We are very concerned. Tried many ways to contact him.

  6. admin says:

    Hi John,

    Not sure where Paul is – he moved to Shropshire for a time but I have had no contact with him for at least 10 years.

  7. John Hughes says:

    I am looking for illustrations for an article on the Mersey Railway’s problem with ventilation (in its steam days). I was surprised to realise that your book of Inston’s photographs – Liverpool Characters and Streets – includes two rare views of the Mersey fan-houses at the north end of Canning Dock, pages 42 and 60. My impression is that Inston had no interest in railways and that the ice man and the ships are what he was after. What I would like to know is how I might get hold of prints of these pictures that I could make use of.

  8. admin says:

    Hi John,

    I doubt Inston had any interest in the railway – the focus was clearly on the people. I can send you digital images if you wish.


  9. Peter Shields says:

    Hi, how do I get permission to copy a poem please? The poem in question is ‘THE VERSATILE AGE’ ( Anonymous ) from ‘A DIFFERENT AGE’ (ISBN 9781872568997) first page by THE LIVERPOOL WOMEN’S HISTORY GROUP. I live in sheltered accommodation in Ormskirk, and I have been asked to reproduce it on my local Facebook page. All credit will be given. Thank you. Peter J. Shields

  10. admin says:

    Hi Peter,

    I will forward your email to the group.

    Regards, Colin

  11. rod tibbols says:

    hi to all at bluecoat press
    are you connected to bluecoat arts centre?.
    on a visit last year,came across a book about ‘the liverpool scene’-
    the band which featured poet,adrian henri.if this book is still available
    it would be much appreciated if you could let me know.
    best regards
    rod tibbols.

  12. admin says:

    Hi Rod,
    Bluecoat Press is not connected with Bluecoat Art Centre (although it was based there for 12 years).
    Try the Centre directly.
    Regards, Colin

  13. Georgina Calvin says:

    Hello to everyone. I’m looking for books by Freddy O’Connor or some that are similar. I was born and raised in Liverpool and emigrated across the pond in 1974. Miss my old home every day. Anyway, I have some of his books that I have found on e-bay, but I was wondering if any others existed and if so where can I find the. I have “Liverpool our city.our heritage”, A pub on every corner, More memories of Liverpool, and Liverpool, it all came tumbling down. I also have Liverpool, a people’s history, and The streets of Liverpool by Bluecoat Press. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  14. Michael Bamber says:

    I have just bought a secondhand copy of The Streets of Liverpooland have enjoyed it.

    Is there a plan for a reprint and also a reprint of volume 2?

    Have you noticed that the images of Lord Street on the back of the book have been “flipped”? Chinese printers?!

  15. admin says:

    Hi Michael,

    No immediate plans – but who knows, there could be a third volume on the way.

    Regards, Colin

  16. admin says:

    Thanks Georgina – best to try

  17. admin says:

    Thanks for the email Lynne – I hope someone can answer your requests.

  18. Khristin says:

    Good afternoon,
    I live in the U.S. and am looking to purchase a copy of “The Writing on the Wall”. I have thus far been unable to find it other than, however the vendor there will not ship to me here in the U.S.

    Do you have any copies or know of anyplace either here in the U.S. or abroad that will ship to U.S. addresses?

    Many thanks,

  19. admin says:

    Hi Khristin,

    I am setting up a new website with ecommerce. Will take a few weeks but it will allow international sales.

    Regards, Colin

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