My early visits to Bookzilla were spent sighing and wimpering with joy as, over and over again I found the most remarkable beauties of everyday books alongside countless volumes I’d never heard of before. I ran my fingers along new looks from Penguin Classics, I marveled at the classic poetry section. I delicately purchased a copy of Boxen, which I didn’t even know to be in print.
I think I am so wrecklessly delighted by Bookzilla because she carries books from presses all over the world, whose beauty often eclipses that of the American Press. And the majority are displayed face-out. More a book gallery than a bookstore.
So imagine my delight when I discovered Book Depository, the online Bookshoppe from the UK that delivers FREE anywhere in the world.
Why You Should Be Friends with Book Depository
Because you give great gifts.
You’re a clever gift-giver. And someone you know loves unique books. Like the illustrated-for-adults version of the Harry Potter books, or this obviously superior-looking edition of George Orwell’s Burmese Days (see Amazon-available editions here).
Or, perhaps a more practical example, let’s say you know someone who wants to re-read the Great Gatsby before it arrives in the theater this Spring. Would you rather buy them one of these editions from Amazon, or one of these editions from Book Depository? Exactly.
Beautiful, right? Your friend will think so too. And no one else will have it. Score one for the gift-giver.
Because you know someone who lives abroad
Expats are usually pretty good about sharing trade secrets, so I’ve been astonished how few of them know about Book Depository. If you know someone who likes books and lives abroad, they will love you forever for sharing this gem with them.
It’s also an affordable way to send an overseas friend a small gift. You could buy AND ship two paperbacks for the price of the shipping alone from the U.S. to most international destinations. That’s a pretty big win. Does your friend keep a booklist on Pinterest or Amazon? Get ideas there and send them something they’ll love.
Next time you want an unusual book for yourself or someone else, you know where to look. And you can put expat friends in your debt for life. What’s not to love?
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