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Book People’s bestselling book collections for 2016

Many of you would have made New Year’s Resolutions to read more books (or to encourage your children to…), but we know that January is tight for money. However, as part of our commitment to providing you with products you love at prices you won’t believe, Book People has some incredible value collections that will save you money and keep you reading throughout the first few months of 2016.

In our hand-picked selection, you’ll find children’s classics and contemporary reads for adults we’re sure you’ll love. Below, we offer a quick look at some of our favourites, but you can find even more in our Collections category.


Thomas Classic 70th Anniversary Edition

Twenty-six books for £20! You will not find a better bargain than this… Featuring all of the Rev W. Awdry’s original stories in one beautiful box, each little hardback book has a traditional tale about Thomas and all his engine friends.


Roald Dahl Collection – 15 Books

Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG… The list of Roald Dahl’s children’s novels is bursting full of phizz-whizzing classics – and you can own them all in our brilliant slipcase for just £21.99.


Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection – 10 Books

With her flowing, rhyming text accompanied by bright and bold artwork from the country’s top illustrators, Julia Donaldson’s stories are a sheer delight for toddlers. This collection contains ten of her best!


Beasts of Olympus Collection – 3 Books

These three books provide children with an entertaining insight into the world of Ancient Greek mythology. As well as the quirky stories about a boy named Demon and his new role as Official Beastkeeper to the Gods, the books are full of illustrations.


Valentine’s Day Collection – 3 Books

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is coming around quickly – what better way to mark the occasion than with some novels that will make your heart swoon? These three hand-picked books are full of relationships, romance and escapism.


The Little Village School Collection – 3 Books

Gervase Phinn is a big favourite with Book People customers and this collection brings together three of the perennially popular Little Village School books. Charming and funny, they’re warming reads for the cold nights ahead.


School of Life: How to… Collection – 3 Books

These three self-help books are packed with advice that could prove itself very useful over the course of 2016. There’s a handbook full of hints on how to increase your creativity; a book about whether the digital age is a good thing; and an examination of just how much meaning we attach to money.


Man Booker Prize 2015 Collection – 6 Books


Including Marlon James’ winning entry A Brief History of Seven Killings, this collection brings together the six books that made up last year’s Man Booker Prize Shortlist – and they’re all in beautiful, keepsake hardback format!

Buy a gift from Book People this Christmas

As you’ll have no doubt seen by now, Book People now offers a range of brilliant gifts alongside our hand-picked favourites and so much more. Specially chosen by our expert team, the gifts have proven to be very popular with our customers. When doing your Christmas shopping, why not go beyond the books this year and add some of our gifts to your basket.


R2-D2 rucksack

We think this would turn any Star Wars fan into a spin. Shaped like everyone’s favourite droid, it’s a backpack we have a good feeling about your child loving…


Minions satchel

Ba-ba-ba-brilliant. Your little Minion will absolutely love this over-the-shoulder bag.


Paddington rucksack

Somewhere for the kids to tuck away their marmalade sandwiches as they head to playschool or school.


Educational Gifts

Haynes Apache Helicopter Construction Kit

Full speed ahead… Your children (and maybe you and your other half!) will be racing to finish making this amazing apache helicopter.


Science Museum Detective Briefcase

If you have a budding Sherlock Holmes in your household, they’ll love this set that teaches them all the snooping skills and powers of deduction they need to become a detective.



We have so much beautiful Mary Berry kitchenware available at unbelievable prices. But hurry, they won’t be around long!


Jigsaws and Puzzles

These large-format jigsaws have two sides of fun. Mr. Men and Little Miss fans will love putting the pieces together to see a picture of them, while on the other side is an image just waiting for them to add some colour.


Playtime and Craft

Make Your Own Mr. Bump

There’s nothing quite like making a costume or cuddly toy themselves and these great gifts star the likes of Peppa Pig and Mr. Bump (surely everyone’s favourite Mr. Men character?)

Home-made Christmas gifts, decorations and craft ideas from Book People

We cannot think of a better time of year to make and create your own crafts than at Christmas. We’re sure you’ll agree that there is nothing quite like home-made projects to add some cosiness and personality to your festive season and we have the books to inspire you.

Not only will you get to enjoy the unbelievable prices Book People offers as you prepare for Christmas but you’ll also save money in the lead-up to the big day itself – making your own decorations, treats and ornaments is far lighter on your purse strings than shop-bought goods.

As our Christmas Market is in full swing, why not head over to Book People’s Christmas Shop to find many books that will inspire you to get knitting, baking and creating.


Half Yard Christmas

Debbie Shore of Half Yard Heaven fame brings fantastically festive ideas for you to make.


Gingerbread Wonderland

The spiced smells of gingerbread add extra delight to any festive market and with this book you can bring the tasty bakes into your own home – and with so much style!


100 Christmas Things to Make and Do


Make your own advent calendar, learn how to make snowball truffles and so much more with this guide from the experts at Usborne.


20 to Make Christmas Crafting Collection


Knitting, pompom making, felting, crocheting and sugar decoration making are all featured throughout these five books.


Usborne Big Book of Christmas Decorations to Cut, Fold and Stick

Looking extremely professional and very stylish, this activity book will keep the entire family occupied as they make paper crafts for Christmas.


Christmas Crafts

Ditch the expensive, mass-produced decorations this year and create your own festive projects – ranging from table decorations to tasty treats.

Book People Christmas Market, open 2 – 8 November

Festive market books

There’s nothing quite like a Christmas market to capture the festive feeling. From Winchester to Warsaw, they’re full of cheer and gifts that everyone loves to take home for the holidays. One thing that is missing from your local Christmas market is books – and that’s why we’re so pleased to be opening the virtual doors to Book People Christmas Market on 2 November.

Christmas has come early with seven days of savings.

Over the course of the week, we’ll have a different offer every day to help with your Christmas shopping. We can’t say too much about the deals just yet, but please be assured there’ll be huge savings on our selection of hand-picked favourites.

Bringing all the joy of a Christmas market into your home – with no need to go out in the cold and the added bonus of avoiding the crowds – make sure you shop at Book People Christmas Market this year.

But hurry, our market will close its doors on 8 November.

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.

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