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Guide to the best places to buy books on line

Looking at buying books online in the UK? Well, in this section you'll find the renown High Street book shops, as well as a selection of popular and well established Internet only book stores.


Abebooks is the world's largest online marketplace for books. Whether it's new, used, rare, or out-of-print, you can find over 80 million titles through their community of thousands independent booksellers from around the globe.
Click here to visit the Abebooks web site

Amazon UK

Amazon is probably the best-known online book site. A fast and efficient site allows you to search or browse easily for a colossus of titles. There's 50% off best sellers and smaller discounts (10-20%) on other titles. You can be pretty sure you'll find most titles you are looking for here. A great additional feature of this site are the customer reviews of books.
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This well-known High Street book store offers over 1.4 million titles online. They also sell maps, rare books and E-books. The site also features book reviews and you can read about the latest discussions of the Blackwell's Reading group in their 'Reader's Corner'.
Click here to visit the Blackwell's web site

Eruditor is a pure, on line only bookstore, which aims to offer very low prices by reducing office costs and delivering direct from the factory. They offer a good selection of books in English ranging from fiction, sports and biography to economics, literature and social sciences.
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Foyles, the world's greatest book shop, offers more than 1.4 million titles online and actually keeps more than 4 million volumes in stock. You will find phone numbers for every department of their Charing Cross Road store to help ensure that your inquiries and orders receive genuine personal attention from their knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Click here to visit the Foyles web site

Hive Books

Hive launched in 2011 with the core aim of supporting the UK's independent bookshops. Every book you buy through their website supports a high street bookshop, whether you decide to get it delivered for free to your home or pick it up from your local bookshop. They've got all the bestsellers and cover a wide range of categories of new and backlist books. Regular features include author of the month, book of the month and up and coming writers. They also sell signed editions, eBooks and audio books. A really great ethical idea and service in our opinion which aims to help at least in some part the disappearance of the local bookstores from our high streets.
Click here to visit the Hive web site

Mills and Boon

If you like romantic fiction, then Mills and Boon doesn't need any introduction, as they're the most recognised publisher in this space. You can buy all their novels online one month ahead of the retail stores, read interviews with the authors and free chapter extracts.
Click here to visit the Mills and Boon web site

Tesco Books

Tesco's wide range of online products also includes books. They have over 1 million book titles to choose from. Prices are competitive and often cheaper than in their supermarket stores.
Click here to visit the Tesco Books web site

The Book People

The Book People sell a selection of the best selling books discounted up to 75% off the RRP. Their selection covers both fiction and non fiction, so everything from thrillers, adventure and romance to biographies, cook and travel. Children's and school books are available too ... all at their bargain prices.
Click here to visit The Book People web site

The Hut

The Hut is an exciting new online entertainment shop bringing you chart books from £4.99 including free delivery.
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Waterstones is one of the UK's leading specialist booksellers with its flagship store in Piccadilly, London being the biggest bookshop in Europe. And now you can directly buy books online from Waterstones excellent website. The Waterstone's editorial team also provides honest reviews, literary news and book recommendations.
Click here to visit the Waterstones web site

WH Smith

WH Smith is also a great destination for buying books online, with over 1.4 million titles to choose from. Discounts usually range from 10% to 50%. Their prices are usually more competitive than in their high street stores.
Click here to visit the WH Smith web site

Cannot find the book you're looking for?

Have a look at our Second Hand, Rare and Out of Print Books section or, search the Internet for more bookstores or the specific book you're trying to find.

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