The Ultimate Book Gift for Children

A personally-selected book parcel sent to a young person’s home once a month for a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1. Find a young person who might like to receive 1 book every month for the next 12 months!

Step 2. Navigate to ‘A Year of Books’

Step 3. Complete the form before checkout, giving us all the information about the recipient. We’ll need to know their name, age and address, and 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.

Step 4. Complete your purchase and look out for your e-mail confirmation.

Step 4. You will have chosen which month to start the book deliveries in and the recipient will get a certificate with the first parcel which explains that you’ve bought them a Year of Books. So all you have to do now is sit back and wait for the proclamations of gratitude to roll in!

First of all we’ll consult the form that you filled in about the recipient.  If you’ve said they are 3 years old and love picture books about dumper trucks and dinosaurs, we’ll try to pick books generally in this genre! (And every now and again we might throw in something a little bit different, just to broaden the horizons!)

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.

No problem!  In the unlikely event that the recipient receives a book that they already own, they can contact us to request a replacement.

We’ll send out a new book, along with a pre-paid envelope in order to send the original book back.

In the form that you fill out after purchase you can choose which month you’d like to start deliveries.  All our book parcels are sent out around the 10th of each month and are delivered by Royal Mail, so will usually arrive with you between the 12th and 15th of each month.

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

Nope.  Nothing at all. The £110 show at the Year of Books checkout includes everything – 12 books, gift-wrapping, the initial gift certificate and all postage and VAT.

Yes we can.  However the price will be a little more to account for the extra postage.  Contact us and ask for a quote for the country you want to send to.

Yes. If you’d like to purchase A Year of Books, but you aren’t sure of the recipient’s reading tastes, you can buy one of our gift vouchers, which your lucky recipient can use to buy their own books or set up their own Year of Books.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch at anytime with any further questions. Send us an e-mail to, or give us a call on 01273 479320 and speak to Nika or Anna.