Book lovers: may we know them, may we raise them, may we be them.
And also, may we buy them the best gifts. With Christmas only a few weeks away, it’s time we were all underway with our present-buying, so here’s some inspiration to help you get the literary people in your life ticked off your still-to-buy-for list.
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Mr B's Reading Subscription
An absolute essential for any book lover, we've never given this subscription and not been met with undying gratitude after one month. The team of book experts at Mr B's will delight your loved one with perfectly-picked books, arriving in beautifully wrapped brown paper packages.
British Library Membership
is home to literary troves such as Jane Austen’s notebook. A membership includes free entry to exhibitions and events, 20% discount in the cafés and shops, and access to the exclusive Members’ Room, overlooking King’s Library (could there be a better location to read?), among other highlights.
Rare Birds Book Club
A book subscription service that champions women’s literature is one we like the sound of. You can choose between one month, three month, six month and twelve month options and they'll receive a great female-authored read every time.
Literary Journeys: A reader’s journal
Inviting bibliophiles to record their thoughts and keep track of what to read next, this colourful reader's journal will capture the imagination of any book lover. It also has lists of all the novels that have won the major literary prizes in the back, perfect for inspiration and/or pub quiz knowledge.
A gloriously patterned cushion with a pocket to keep your book in – what more could we ask for?
Curate-your-own book box
This curate-your-own book box lets you choose a contemporary hit or timeless classic, and then add in treats (think stationery, hot chocolate, a candle) for the lucky recipient to enjoy while reading. It's packaged up beautifully too, so is pretty special.
A gorgeous book that's both beautifully illustrated and genuinely fascinating, Bibliophile is a love letter to everything literary. It includes themed reading recommendations, quizzes, puzzles and facts about your favourite authors.
Book bucket list poster
From The British Library, this poster compiles 100 of the best novels ever written, to be scratched off as you read them.
Books + Beer Subscription
Know someone who likes beer as much as they like reading? This one's for them. Each month, they'll be delivered either a crime or non-fiction book (you choose) along with two different craft beers.
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