Best Online Bookshops in the UK

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Noha Hatata

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19 May, 2020

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As a student, you are bound to need a reference book or extra reading material for a class or two and shopping is not the best option if you wish to stay away from crowds. That doesn’t mean you can’t browse through books and enjoy quality time reading from the comfort of your student accommodation. If you are an avid reader hunting for the next book to read, online shopping is the best way to find what you need. Online bookshops allow you to read reviews about many exciting books and order what you choose to your home with the click of a button. Here are some of the best online bookshops from the UK that we believe will satisfy your inner bookworm :


Hive is a great online bookshop, with a wide selection of books to suit every taste. It doesn’t only sell books but also sells CDs, DVDs, Blu- Ray, Vinyl and amazing gifts. The website has a simple and user-friendly interface making it very easy to browse through to choose the items you want and add them to your basket. Hive also offers student discounts. All you need to do is register as a student with “Student Beans” and get your discount code. Click here to visit the Hive’s website.

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Waterstones is an excellent online shop with a visually pleasing website that almost feels like a book wonderland. This online shop has numerous books with all the genres you can imagine. There is an amazing supplies section for games, arts and craft supplies that can keep you entertained for hours and maybe rediscover your talents. Waterstones has a very special loyalty program where you get reward points for every £10 you spend. Click here to check this interesting bookshop.

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Book Depository:

This online book shop excels due to its vast selection of books. It also ships worldwide for free! Comic fans and Manga lovers will find their own special corner on this website, and the multilingual books section is also popular. A special section is also dedicated to home learning and arts & crafts, with a selection of books about cooking, knitting, beading, painting, bakery, pottery, mindfulness and hundreds of activities you could try at home. Check out this amazing website here.

Books etc:

Books etc is an online bookshop that offers free book delivery across the UK. This bookshop has an easily accessible website as all the books are listed on the main page so you won’t need to search too much for your desired book. Each season they feature a specific collection of books. Currently, they have a Spring Season book Collection with many cheerful options on display. The website has books from every genre, including academic books. Click here to visit the website and start browsing.

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The Guardian Online Bookshop:

The Guardian is known to be one of the most famous newspapers and publishing entities. Moreover, they offer a great online bookshop with a large selection of books and something for everyone. The bookshop has a section of books on sale with professional book reviews so you can choose your next book carefully. Their bestseller’s section is exciting, and the crafts section highlighted on their website features some pretty impressive selections. You can visit the Guardian’s online bookshop here.

Reading is not confined to drama and fiction; you can also read to learn a new skill or find out more about a craft that you wanted to try out for a long time. Online Bookshops are a great place to find fun games, puzzles and to buy thoughtful gifts for your family and friends. So we encourage you to stay entertained and productive while staying safe at home.


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