Gift Guide 2023

The Pages of Hackney Gift Guide 2023

We’re back once more with another hand-picked selection of our favourite gift ideas to help guide you through this year’s holiday season! Browse below for plenty of inspiring options spanning fiction, poetry, nature, music, art, politics, feminism, history, children’s books, and loads more besides.

Our physical book tokens can be purchased for any amount, and redeemed online or in person. As always, our Subscription remains a brilliant way to give that special someone a whole year of amazing reads, each hand-chosen by us. And we encourage you to add a Pay It Forward donation to your order if you can, which will allow readers on low incomes to pay for books in store

Gift wrapping is available for a flat fee of £2.20 per order (just select ‘Add Gift Wrapping’ during checkout, and add a message if you’d like), and we’re offering free UK delivery for all orders with a total of £50 or more (excluding Subscriptions).

Finally, our now customary word of advice: buy as early as you can!

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Histories

Plenty of Dark Ages laughs with internet sensation Weird Medieval Guys, Mary Beard follows her bestselling SPQR with a journey into the lives of Roman…
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Rethinking

Lucy Jones returns to unpack the oft-ignored physiological, psychological, and social transitions of motherhood, economist Yanis Varoufakis opens our eyes to the nature of our…
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Creative Lives

Lauren Elkin offers a groundbreaking study of the languages and materials of queer, racialised, and female bodies in feminist art, legendary producer Rick Rubin offers…
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Music

A beautifully illustrated journey through the songs of Steely Dan and the unique characters that popolate them, Alex Coles’ brilliant inquiry into the currency held…
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Older Children

The latest entry in Alice Oseman’s phenomenal Heartstopper series, new epic fantasy from Katherine Rundell, Patrice Lawrence delivers a brilliant new installment of her Elemental…
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Indoors

Molly Baz inspires us to embrace fearlessness in the kitchen, ceremacist Florian Gadsby shares his creative journey and the philosophical side of his practice, Hackney-born…
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Outdoors

A beautiful new illustrated edition of Merlin Sheldrake’s exploration of fungi and their transformative affect on our understanding of life itself, a unique travel memoir…
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Poetry

A landmark new translation by Emily Wilson of a Homerian epic, Lemn Sissay’s bestselling anthology of uplifting early morning quatrains, Amy Acre’s lyrical excavation of…
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London

A beautiful new hardback from Hoxton Mini Press compiling the crème de la crème of East End boozers, Dan Glass traces the hidden histories of…
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Tote Bags

Our handsome screen-printed organic cotton tote bags come in three colourways, and make an excellent gift pairing! Perfect for popping a book into before or…
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Need Help Deciding?

We’d love to help you nail those trickiest purchases! Drop us a line letting us know as much as you can about the recipient and we’ll get back to you with some personalised suggestions.