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Welcome to The Book People, home of hand-picked favourites at unbelievable prices since 1988. The Book People's journey started by delivering cheap books direct to people's workplaces with just one van around the Guildford area.

Today we are the UK's favourite independent bookstore, providing our customers all around the world with a place to buy books, gifts, toys and stationery with savings up to 75% off RRP - from bargain books to the latest bestsellers, children's books, beloved classics, tasty cookbooks and much, much more.

But beyond our unbelievable prices, what really sets The Book People apart from the competition is our commitment to providing our customers with service you deserve. Whether you want to explore and shop our extensive range of discount books online, over the phone, through the post or even in the convenience of your workplace, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer you help and advice whenever you need it. And that's not all... we put our money where our mouth is with our 30-day money-back guarantee - if you're not happy with your books, gifts, toys or stationery for any reason we'll offer you a full refund, without question. We look forward to you joining us on the next chapter of our story.

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