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Buy Marie Kondo’s The Magic of Tidying from Book People for just £5.99

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If you’ve been meaning to clean up your house and are looking for the perfect motivation, then why not try Marie Kondo’s KonMari method. A bestseller all over the world, this much-loved book – available here in beautiful hardback and with a wrap-around ribbon – will help you transform your home into a clear and clutter-free space.

Japan’s premier declutterer and professional cleaner, throughout the book Marie offers step-by-step methods for tackling the mess in your home in the correct order. She reveals how you should keep only the things you love and how once your house in order, your whole life can change.

The KonMari method can also have a positive effect on your personal life. The ‘Once cleaned, never messy again’ approach can help you cope with anxiety, lose weight or even deal with troubled relationships.

Book People is selling the hardback edition of The Magic of Tidying for just £5.99, giving you a saving of £7 off its RRP.

Books for Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You!

Alongside the success of The Force Awakens and the eager anticipation for the upcoming spin-off Rogue One, there are rumours abounding that the next Star Wars film’s full title will be announced on what has now become known as Star Wars Day – May the 4th. It’s fair to say there’s never been a better time to be a fan of the saga from a galaxy far, far away.

Of course, with all this coming up, many young Jedi need to learn about their new favourites and where better to do this than in an out-of-this-world book? Here at Book People, we have so many intergalactic books for Star Wars fans and they’re so good, they’d even keep a Wookiee happily engrossed (we could say we have ‘brilliant bookies for Wookiees’; we could also claim ‘Chew need these’…). Among these books, which are all available at unbelievable prices are the below:

The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary

Learn about Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn with this fact-filled encyclopedia all about the new heroes from the Resistance and the villains they’re battling against in the First Order.

LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary

Including an exclusive Minifigure of Luke Skywalker, this book tells fans of LEGO and Star Wars everything they want to know about the characters and vehicles that feature in the range, brick by brick.

The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections

Poe Dameron may be the best pilot in the galaxy, but surely you want to know more about the spaceship he flies? This brilliant mix of design and engineering will show you all the inner workings.

Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know

From quirky facts to movie-making trivia and all kinds of photographs, this book provides a visual and entertaining overview of all the events that lead up to events in The Force Awakens.

Ultimate Star Wars

A huge book that looks at the characters, creatures, locations, technology and vehicles that have appeared in the Star Wars films before Episode VII and its spin-off series the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.

Find many more of the best books in the galaxy in our hand-picked selection of Star Wars books.

New book trailer for Life of Pi author Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal

The High Mountains of Portugal, the eagerly awaited new novel from Yann Martel – the author of Life of Pi – is on its way and here at Book People, we’re all very excited. In fact, we’re so thrilled that our videographer Ollie has put together a very special exclusive book trailer for the novel:

Part-quest, part-ghost story and part contemporary fable, the book offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. It’s filled with tenderness, humour and endless surprise as it takes readers on a road trip through Portugal in the last century – and right through the human soul.

As always, we will be selling this novel at a truly unbelievable price. One of our hand-picked favourites, the book will be available to order from 2 February and will have a saving of at least 75% off RRP.

We’re also offering review copies to any book bloggers interested in reading the novel in exchange for posting a link to the video and website. If you’re interested, please contact Oliver Trimble: oliver.trimble@thebookpeople.co.uk


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!

Costa Book Awards 2015: Costa First Novel Award Shortlist announced – buy all 4 books for £20!

The Costa Book Awards are one of the biggest events in the literary calendar for authors based in the UK and Ireland. Celebrating the best books in five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – each one has a shortlist announced before a winner is declared. The winning books then battle it out for the title of Costa Book of the Year – which is announced at a glittering award ceremony in London in January next year.

As you’ll know by now, Book People passionately supports new authors so we’re delighted to give you the chance to buy all four debut books in this year’s Costa First Novel Award Shortlist for just £20. They’re also available separately but we’d be surprised if you didn’t claim this amazing offer! Buy all four books for this bargain price and you can read through the books in time for the winning announcement – and see if you agree with the judges’ decision.


Costa Book Awards

First Novel Award Shortlist 2015


Sara BaumeSpill Simmer Falter Wither

A touching tale about loneliness, loss and friendship.


Kate HamerThe Girl in the Red Coat

A tale of abduction that will appeal to those who enjoyed both The Snow Child and Room.


Tasha KavanaghThings We Have in Common

Praised by Nathan Filer and Sophie Hannah, this is a story of a 15-year-old girl with an obsessive nature…


Andrew Michael HurleyThe Loney

A dark and unsettling gothic novel about a family’s Easter pilgrimage to a place known as the Loney.

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