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  • Must feed Brains

    Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:04

    free-mini-bookOoh, look, a free eBook pdf download! Train your brain to operate a bit harder and faster for longer. Sharpen your grey matter here...

    Also we've done a little search on the site for you as well so you can check out all the other 'for Dummies' guides to do just about anything. Have a look here.

    Now, where did I put my keys...

    ps The download is a very reasonable 797.56 KB (PDF)

  • Charity book auction!

    Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:19

    We're very pleased to announce that we have managed to lay our hands on some fantastic signed and limited edition books.

    During December we are going to be auctioning these on eBay to raise money for Down Syndrome Education International, which works around the world with children with Down syndrome to promote early reading and educational research.

    What could be better than getting hold of a great and unique present and also raising money for a good cause at the same time!

    Includes books signed by Ian Rankin, Barry Humphries, Dave Eggers, Sebastian Faulks, Dennis Lehane, Charles Elton, Neal Stephenson and many more, so head on over to the auction here and get bidding!
  • Get making

    Mon, 29 Nov 2010 04:53

    We have a whole bunch of craft kit goodies to give away, all sorts of things for the home to make on the long winter nights. Simply tell us the thing in the world you'd most like to be able to make and we'll pick a winner.

    The prize is worth over 150 gbp and contains Hamble and Gemima Shoulder bag, Handbag and Shopper bag kits. Emma Doll sewing kit, Tilda Garden Rose Teal and Garden Angel kits, a fold up Floral Knitting and Sewing Bag with coordinated fold up craft mat and Sew Sunny Homestyle, a 'beautiful collection of over 50 delightful projects that blend timeless seaside charm with effortless country elegance.' Thanks to David and Charles for the great giveaway package.

    You can enter on twitter using @bookdepository or email Competition closes January 7th, 2011. Terms and conditions can be found here.

    Find more crafty books in our great bestselling craft offer here.
  • Maps

    Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:10

    As a young child I would draw world maps over and over again, always starting with Alaska, following the coastline down and round the Americas, and then repeating for Europe/Asia, then Africa, then Australia. I'd then fill in all the islands and the country borders. Hours of fun!

    So, I'm always on the lookout for books about maps and there are two brilliant ones out at the moment. Atlas of Remote Islands was voted Germany's most beautiful book recently and is indeed a stunner with lovely drawings and descriptions of the eponymous islands. Map of a Nation is the story of the UK's Ordnance Survey, the invaluable geographic record of this country.

    I've also thrown in You Are Here, one of my favourite books that takes the notion of mapping to previously unthought of levels.

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: maps, survey

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  • Winner winner winner

    Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:18

    We have a winner for all the Doctor Who goodies! After a supervised draw by an independent adjudicator we'd like to congratulate Naomi Lorimer from New Zealand.

    Well done Naomi and the signed script and audio booty will be on their way asap.

    Thanks to everybody who entered, it was a terrific response and keep your eyes out for new competitions, coming soon...
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