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Written by Francesca Dolan, 8th December 2021

The festivities are in full swing and it is officially gift giving season! Are you stuck for what to get someone this year? Or know of anyone who would love a literary treat that also supports our work at The Reader? Look no further!

Here is our 2021 gift guide:

  1. An annual subscription to The Reader Magazine plus a bundle of literary goodies | £20
    Give a Reader Magazine Gift Subscription this Christmas for your friends and familiesThis offer includes:

    • September issue of the magazine
    • Tote bag
    • A personalised Christmas card
    • A4 size print with literary quote
    • An annual subscription to The Reader Magazine (2x issues in 2022)

    These items will be dispatched on 15th December and delivered to the recipient in time for Christmas! To personalise your gift contact us at after you've made your order.

  2. Book bundles | £45
    Receive 5 hand-picked books, a free gift and postage included. You can choose The Reader bundle or build your own. If you select the latter option, you will receive an email containing a short questionnaire which will give us a better idea of what you like to read, and help us curate a totally unique selection! You will then have the option to see your 5 books and if there's a title you don't want; we can swap it for another book of the same price.
  3. Single issues of the magazine | £8.00
    The Reader magazine is the voice of The Reader, continuing to promote the Reading Revolution, allowing everyone to experience and enjoy great literature.
    Issue 74 takes a closer look at our work in criminal justice settings, where we believe literature can be a tool to connect with others and make sense of life. We speak to three poets – Rob CowenRomalyn Ante and Andrew McMillan – who have recently published new collections of poetry in an attempt to reconcile and transform the tumultuous experiences of the past year.
  4. Tote bags | £7.00
    "Read in order to live" - Gustave Flaubert cotton tote bag. An eco-freindly altnerative to plastic carrier bags. Product size: 380 x 420mm
  5. A copy of A Little, Aloud | £12.00
    Listed as one of Waterstones Top 100 books of 2011 and a Guardian bestseller, A Little, Aloud offers a selection of prose and poetry particularly suitable for reading aloud- to your husband or wife, a sick parent or child, an elderly relative. With short introductions and discussion topics for each piece there’s something here to enrich the lives and minds of everyone.
  6. ‘Books That Matter’ December Box | £17
    The team at 'Books That Matter' recently stumbled across issue #74 of The Reader Magazine in a bookshop and enjoyed it so much they decided to include it in their end of year box. Every month, they have a different themed literary box full of treats by female authors, organisations and artists. This will be a fantastic opportunity for The Reader Magazine to reach brand new audiences. You can sign up for a monthly subscription, or just buy a single box.
  7. Last but not least, there is of course The Reader Shop (for anyone based in Liverpool - pop into our home in Calderstones Park (open 11am – 4pm every day) to browse books, prints, earrings, kids toys and much more.
    For anyone not so local, purchases  made on using our link ( mean that The Reader receives 30% commission of the cover price for every book purchased. was set up for the benefit of independent bookshops. Just make sure you have selected ‘The Reader Shop’ as your chosen bookshop to support before checking out.
    From everyone at The Reader, thank you for all of your continued support throughout the year and have a wonderful Christmas.

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