The Perfect Gift For Every Book Lover.

Join My Year of Books and we will hand-pick and Personally select a book, Gift wrap and deliver to a young person’s home every month for a year.

Each subscription includes additional My Year of Books benefits to make your gift that extra bit more special.

If you wish to create your own subscription to include hardbacks or Non-Fiction, we are happy to tailor packages available upon request.  Click on your choice of package for more details.

A Year of Books

The Ultimate Book Gift for Children!

‘A Year of Books’ is the perfect gift for any young book-lover. Whether they love adventure, mystery, sci-fi or humorous fiction, we love it all so we will hand-pick a personally selected book just for them every single month for one year, gift-wrap it, and deliver it to their door!
We recommend this package for book loving early readers, who are starting to read first chapter books to young adults. Whatever the age or reading ability we will make sure we pick the perfect book.

Included in My Year of Books

  • 1 Paperback Fiction book, gift wrapped and delivered every month
  • A card in their first book parcel, explaining that you have bought them a Year of Books
  • Details to access their own personalised page where they can rate their books monthly, add any books they really want to read to their wishlist (we might just make a few wishes come true) and update any of their preferences throughout the year.
  • Surprise additional gifts added to your book parcel randomly throughout the year
  • A £5 Bags of Books gift voucher on their Birthday
  • 5% discount when you renew

£145 – Add to Cart

A Year of Picture Books

The Ultimate Book Gift for Children!

‘My Year of  Picture Books’ is the perfect gift for any young child. Whether they love pirates, princesses, dinosaurs or animals we will hand-pick a personally selected book just for them every single month for one year, gift-wrap it, and deliver it to their door!

If you want to build a collection for a new born, need some new bedtime stories or learning to read together this is the perfect package for you.

Included in My Year of Books

  • 1 paperback Picture book, gift wrapped and delivered every month
  • A card in their first book parcel, explaining that you have bought them a Year of Books
  • Details to access a personalised page where you can rate their books monthly, add any books they really want to read to their wishlist (we might just make a few wishes come true) and update any of their prefrences throughout the year.
  • Surprise additional gifts added to your book parcel randomly throughout the year
  • A £5 Bags of Books gift voucher on their Birthday
  • 5% discount when you renew

£135.00 – Add to Cart

Six Months of Fiction

The Ultimate Book Gift for Children!

‘My Year of Books’ is the perfect gift for any young book-lover. Whether they love adventure, mystery, sci-fi or humorous fiction, we love it all so we will hand-pick a personally selected book just for them every single month for 6 months, gift-wrap it, and deliver it to their door!

We recommend this package for book loving early readers, who are starting to read first chapter books to young adults. Whatever the age or reading ability we will make sure we pick the perfect book.

Included in My Year of Books

  • 1 Paperback Fiction book, gift wrapped and delivered every month
  • A card in their first book parcel, explaining that you have bought them a Year of Books
  • Details to access their own personalised page where they can rate their books monthly, add any books they really want to read to their wishlist (we might just make a few wishes come true) and update any of their preferences throughout the year.
  • Surprise additional gifts added to your book parcel randomly throughout the year
  • 5% off when you renew

£75.00 – Add to Cart

My grandson is really enjoying his Year of Books and has already asked for the same again for his birthday this year!

Paul Ascott

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Does It Work?

    Step 1. Once you have purchased your My Year of Books for some lucky person, we will send you a confirmation of your order with a link to the Subscription Details Form which you need to complete as fully as possible.  We’ll need to know the recipient’s name, age and address to send the books to. You’ll also be able to let us know about their reading tastes if you want to and if there’s any particular type of books you think they’d enjoy.  If you think there is someone else better suited to give us this information please do forward it onto them!

    Step 2. Once we have received the Subscription details we will setup an account for the recipient so they can access their personalised My Year of Books page where they can rate their book, give us feedback and update their preferences to ensure we always send them what they would like and enjoy.

    Step 3. As long as we receive the Subscription Details form before the 28th of the month, we will send out the recipient’s first book the following month so it’s important to complete the Subscription Details form as soon as possible.  With their first book, the recipient will get a gift card which explains that you’ve bought them a Year of Books and gives them the necessary details to login to their My Year of Book account.

    Step 4. Each month we will review any feedback from the recipient and based on the information we have send them a new book which we are sure they will enjoy and love.

  • How Do You Choose Which Books to Send?

    First of all we’ll consult the form that you filled in about the recipient.  If you have bought A Year of Picture Books and said the recipient is 3 years old and loves picture books about dumper trucks and dinosaurs, we’ll try to pick books generally in this genre! (Every now and again we might throw in something a little bit different, just to broaden the horizons!).

    A Year of Books and Six Months of Fiction are aimed at older children and young adults so, whilst we will use what you have initially told us to choose their first book we hope they will regularly give us feedback and keep their preferences updated so we can make sure that we always send books they will really enjoy.

    We run an independent children’s bookshop and so have thousands of books to browse and pick from in our shop, and a team of staff who really know their children’s books!  We hand-pick every single Year of Books book, in order to make the book parcels we send as enjoyable as possible.

  • What Happens if They Already Have a Book You Send?

    We hope you let us know what books they may already have when completing the Subscription Details form so that we have an idea of what they may have already read but in the unlikely event that the recipient does receive a book that they already own, please return it to us and we will send out a replacement.

  • When and How Will You Send the Books?

    As long as we receive the Subscription Details Form before the 28th of the month, we will start My Year of Books the following month.  However, if you want My Year of Books to start later just let s know in the additional information section of the form.  We aim to send out all our book parcels in the first week of the month.  Books are delivered by Royal Mail, so will usually arrive with you by the second week of each month.

    If you haven’t received your delivery by the 18th of the month please get in touch.

  • Are There Any Additional Charges, like Postage or VAT?

    Nope.  Nothing at all. The price shown at checkout includes everything – all the books, gift-wrapping, the initial gift card, all postage and any VAT.

  • Can You Deliver A Year of Books Overseas?

    Yes we can although the cost will be more to allow for additional shipping costs please contact us directly for a price for shipping to Europe and the USA.

    If My Year of Books is for someone whose family is in the British Forces abroad then there is no additional cost as BFPO shipping costs the same as within the UK. The Royal Mail have now allocated postcodes to all BFPO addresses. If you don’t know the right postcode, you can download a list here.  Please ensure that the correct BFPO is entered in the shipping address on the Subscription Details form.

  • I Have More Questions! Who Can I Ask?

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch at anytime with any further questions. You can contact us online, send us an e-mail to bagsofbooks@bags-of-books.co.uk, or give us a call on 01273 479320 and speak to Nika or Rachel.

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