Archive for October, 2015

Ideas for Christmas Stocking Fillers from Book People

As we grow older, Christmas loses none of its charm and there’s nothing quite like the nostalgic feeling when you wake up on 25 December and reach into your (probably now oversized) Christmas stocking.

Book People has many great gifts that can fit in a stocking quite easily – and some which might be a little large but are available at stocking filler. Head over to our Christmas Shop today to check out the Stocking Fillers department but hurry, we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Grumpy Old Git Jokes

We all know that Scrooge who hates anything and everything. Give that miser what he wants with a book full of jokes about the things he loves to moan about.


A Pug’s Guide to… Set

Who doesn’t love pugs? These two books reveal just why they have captured the hearts of dog-lovers all around the world.


Santa’s Beard

A great little present for the big man to leave little ones so that they know he’s visited in the night, this one shows how itchy his beard gets in the summer month – and your child can Velcro it onto all sorts of weird and wonderful places.


Man Points

If you know someone who’s always boasting about how they are man enough, then this is the book to put their attitude to the test!


The Dress

An illustrated journey through some of the most iconic, beautiful and controversial dresses of all time.


Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

We’re all going to be watching The Force Awakens over Christmas – probably many times – so what better way to learn about how the characters got there then with this fact-filled book for Jedi masters aged 7 and older.


A-Z of Pointless

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present over 120 quiz questions based on the hit BBC show. A great way for the family to spend Christmas afternoon.


How to Draw the Marvel Way

Do you know a fan of the all-conquering Marvel? This book will show them how they, too, can draw Stan Lee’s characters like Spider-Man, Thor and Captain America.


A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s all-time classic novel accompanied by photographs of guinea pigs in the starring roles… Yes, that’s right. Perfect for fans of these adorable rodents.

Halloween costume ideas for bookworms

With Halloween less than one full moon away, we thought it would be fun to find some amazing Halloween costume ideas that are inspired by book characters – who said Halloween has to be scary?! Most of these costume ideas are based on characters from books, so take a look and see if they spark your imagination when trying to come up with your own book-themed Halloween costumes.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland costume



Madeline costume


Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking costume


Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins costume


Where’s Wally?

Where's Wally? costume


Bilbo Baggins

Bilbo Baggins costume




And an honourable mention goes to…




A Penguin Classic Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Book costumeIf you have any great Halloween costumes based on book characters, please send them in to us on our Facebook page or on Twitter – we’d love to see them and share them with other book-loving dresser-uppers.

Happy Halloween!

Book People’s Christmas gifts for men

Is the man in your life a real pain to buy for when it comes to Christmas shopping? Let us help… Clearly, every one of these books could appeal to both men and women but we thought we’d give an indicator of some of the books that delighted the men in Book People’s office.

Match of the Day 365

Commentator Steve Wilson takes a day-by-day look at the most stunning football stories during the Premier League era.


Ken Follett – Pillars of the Earth Audiobook collection

Read by Richard E. Grant, this is a stunning audio version of both classic novels.


The Times: Great Lives

From Nelson Mandela to Steve Jobs, this big gift book has extensive obituaries for the people who have shaped our world.



Full of advice and tasting notes for every gentleman’s (or lady’s) favourite tipple.


Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2015

Every year, the Wisden Almanack delights fans of cricket. With England’s resurgence, we expect it to be even more popular this year!


The Superman Files

Clark Kent, Kal-El, the Man of Steel… Learn all there is to know about everyone’s favourite blue-suited and red-panted superhero.


Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art

We all love the Marvel films and all the characters have been inspired by their comic counterparts. This book features the most iconic cover art.



From the origins of mankind to the invention of the internet and rise of social media, this beautiful book is a visual celebration of our achievements and endeavours.


Top Birding Sites of the World

If you know someone who loves spotting our feathered friends, this beautiful book will show them all the best places to see birds of all shapes and sizes – wherever they are in the world.


Mark Webber – Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey

One of the most controversial and compelling drivers in Formula 1, this book will have any fan of the sport racing through the pages.


Ultimate Star Wars

We’re all excited about The Force Awakens and what better treat for a Star Wars fan than a massive book that covers every character to have appeared in the franchise so far – and it includes a sneak peek of Episode VII!



Book People’s hand-picked favourites

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For over 25 years, our experts at Book People have been working hard to bring you savings on the products you love. Our hand-picked favourites are specially selected from our extensive library – and the prices are unbelievable. But how does it work..?

What are hand-picked favourites?

Book People has over 100,000 great value books, gifts, toys and stationery available on our website, through Book People Local distributors and Book People Events. Using their knowledge of the products you love, our experts use their years of experience to hand-pick 1,000s of items from our extensive library and offer them to you with savings up to 75% off RRP.

Why are hand-picked favourites cheaper than other products?

Unlike other high street and online booksellers, Book People’s experts use their knowledge of what you love to buy our range of hand-picked favourites in bulk directly from publishers and suppliers. This means that we get the products you want for less… and we pass the savings on to you every time. While our extensive range will always offer great value and variety, our hand-picked favourites are the products we are passionate about – from classic children’s books to award-winning fiction, exclusive collections, tasty recipe books and much, much more.

How can I tell which products are hand-picked favourites?

To make it as clear as possible which products have been carefully chosen by our experts, you will find the following icon on the product page of each and every hand-picked favourite, and in search results when you’re browsing our extensive range. Think of it as Book People’s seal of approval…


Can I search and sort by hand-picked favourites?

Yes, of course. We’ve recently updated our website so that you can now sort search results and categories by hand-picked favourites. All you will need to do is click the ‘Sort by’ button and select ‘Hand-picked favourites’.

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What’s the catch?

There’s no catch. No tricks. No hidden surprises. Just the promise of savings up to 75% off RRP.


Book People’s amazing annuals for 2016

When I was growing up, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t receive an annual in my stocking. From the Real Ghostbusters to Match! Magazine, they made for perfect reading during the festive season and were full of fun and facts about some of my favourite things.

As we approach Christmas this year, it’s great to see annuals proving as popular as ever and Book People’s stocking-filler prices are sure to delight you, too. Head over to our Christmas Shop now to place your order and ensure it gets onto Santa’s sleigh in time.

Among the annuals you can find at unbelievable Book People prices are:

Guinness World Records 2016

The world’s bestselling annual!


Ripley’s Believe It or Not 2016

Eye-popping facts galore!


Simpsons Comics: 2016 Annual

Everyone’s favourite dysfunctional family in hilarious comic strips.


Disney’s Frozen: The Essential Guide

A cool guide to all your friends from Arendelle


Football annuals


Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, even Barcelona and Real Madrid… There’s an annual for the footy fan in your life.


Match! Annual 2016

Love everything about football? This fun-filled guide brings the joy of ‘The Beautiful Game’ right into your household.

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