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Apart from being one of the pioneers of selling over the web, Amazon are the biggest online book shop in the UK and offer a huge selection of books. They have extensive selections of fiction and non-fiction, on an easy to use site. Having ordered from them frequently without any problems, it's easy to recommend them.

Country Bookshop

Country Book Shop don't just sell books, they also do software, gifts, maps, games and music. Delivery is free on order £25 and you can also subscribe to your favourite magazines online.

Dorling Kindersley

Dorling Kindersley is a top book publisher which specialises in educational books, including subjects such as children, living, science, and travel. The Dorling Kindersley site (sensibly called an easier to spell is attractively laid out and offers their full range of books for sale.

Books Direct

Books Direct is a online book club shop which offers books at discount prices. Their range includes bestsellers, fiction, cookery, gardening, interior design and history books, as well as classic reference and children's titles. Like all bookclubs, membership is required to order, but if you\'re a frequent reader, you can save money over time.


Pickabook have a huge range of discounted and audio books with low shipping charges (depending on how quickly you need that next Lord of the Rings book), fast despatch times, and good customer service. They have reviews written by customers and an order tracking service.

Student Book World

The Student Book World sells a wide selection of educational books as well as a range of other topics. They have a stock of quarter of a million books, all available to purchase online.