Stocking Fillers: Book Edition

Blog · Posted December 15, 2023

Great additions to booklovers stockings.

Still looking for Christmas gift ideas? There are lots of books in the shop at the moment that would make perfect stocking fillers. All £12.99 or below there are books for literary lovers, yoga fans, astrophysics and more… 

The Little Frog’s Guide to Self-Care by Maybell Eequay

Hop into this uplifting little book, filled with positive affirmations on self-love and empowerment, as told by the internet’s beloved mushroom frog “Don’t forget about the subtle magic that is happening all around you every day” Meet the little frog! With its mushroom cap and endless collection of fabulous footwear, this adorable amphibian is here to be your new best friend. Whether you need an emotional boost, some friendly encouragement or an honest view on the world, the little frog will be your guide. Created by the California-based artist Maybell Eequay, this book is a perfect compassionate gift for yourself or others.

50 Literature Ideas you Really Need to Know by John Sutherland

In a series of 50 accessible essays, John Sutherland introduces and explains the important forms, concepts, themes and movements in literature, drawing on insights and examples from both classic and popular works. From postmodernism to postcolonialism, William Shakespeare to Jane Austen, 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know is a complete introduction to the most important literary concepts in history.

50 Universe Ideas You Really Need to Know by Joanne Baker

Jo Baker introduces and explains all of the essential concepts, major discoveries and the very latest thinking in astrophysics. From heliocentrism to Newton’s theory of optics, the theory of relativity to supermassive black holes, 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe is a complete introduction to the most important concepts about our universe.

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories, edited by Jessica Harrison

The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time – now in a beautiful clothbound edition. This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

What Writers Read, edited by Pandora Sykes

In this love letter to reading, curated by Pandora Sykes in aid of the National Literacy Trust, bestselling and beloved writers share their favourite books: the ones they hold most dearly, that they return to time and again and that helped make them the writers they are.

The Orange and Other Poems by Wendy Cope

The Orange provides the perfect introduction to Wendy Cope, one of Britain’s wittiest, best-selling and best-loved poets. In poems that can turn from laugh-out-loud funny to deeply moving, Wendy Cope offers reflections on love and life.

From the joy of falling – and being – in love to ways to help you deal with a painful break-up or the memories of people loved and lost, this is a book you will want to savour and share with all your friends.

Let the Light Pour In by Lemn Sissay

For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Life-affirming, witty and full of wonder, these poems chronicle his own battle with the dark and are fuelled by resilience and defiant joy. Let the Light Pour In is a collection of the best of these poems, and a book celebrating this morning practice.

‘How do you do it?’ said night ‘How do you wake up and shine? ”I keep it simple,’ said light ‘One day at a time’

Classic Christmas Crime Stories, edited by David Stuart Davies

Christmas is not always the season of goodwill. As this hugely entertaining collection shows, it can also be the season of mysterious deaths, hidden poison bottles and blunt instruments. The stories in Classic Christmas Crime Stories have been selected and introduced by writer David Stuart Davies. This collection of eleven stories from the Golden Age of British crime writing features festive whodunnits by Margery Allingham and Ngaio Marsh.There are unexplained deaths by all manner of suspect means from famous writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Marjorie Bowen, and dastardly Christmas crimes to be solved from esteemed crime writers

Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle

Celebrate Tequila Mockingbird’s tenth anniversary with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails. No B.A. in English required! It’s been ten years since the world’s favorite literary-inspired cocktail recipes book, Tequila Mockingbird, captured the attention of bar crowds, book lovers, English majors, and readers everywhere with its clever commentary on history’s most beloved novels and pun-filled drink titles aplenty.

Yoga for Stiff Birds by Marion Deuchars

Loosen up with a smile on your face… Marion Deuchars has practiced yoga for many years, and well knows the benefits it brings. Now she shares that passion with her illustrated character Bob the Bird, whose expressive poses will charm you into a reviving session of yoga breathing, stretching, posing, and mindfulness.

Yoga for Stiff Birds rejects the cliche of studio photography in favour of a more immediate, inviting, look. With a few brush strokes Marion helps Bob into every position from the downward-facing dog to the tree; both useful and inspiring, her art will raise a smile, whether you’re a regular practitioner or a yoga novice, and will encourage even the creakiest reader to breathe, stretch, and bend like they never have before.