Chorleywood Bookshop stock hundreds of books but if you find it hard to select one as a gift just give the shop staff a clue about the recipient’s passions – they are geniuses at recommendations.
We asked the Bookshop team about their own favourite Christmas choices
“The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo (£12.99) is the best Christmas family-sharing story ever. This version brings the magical snowman to life once more in a reimagining of the Raymond Briggs classic.
Santa’s Christmas Journey (£14.99)is a fun, interactive book that comes with a Santa and sleigh that young readers can move around the North Pole to follow the man himself on his magical journey. Kids just love it.”
“Cat Tricks (£6.99) and Guinea Pig Christmas Carol (£7.99)
“I chose these light-hearted stocking fillers as Christmas is about fun, and who doesn’t love guinea pigs in costumes and cats doing tricks!”
“Michelle Obama’s new book Becoming(£25) about her life before and after the White House is perfect for friends who enjoy inspiration.
And every Christmas needs a Royal Rabbit – The book series ( Royal Rabbits of London: The Great Diamond Chase (£10.99) is greatfor parents and children.”
“I love A Literary Christmas (£12.99) It’s packed with classic Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy tales and Christina Rossetti and Benjamin Zephaniah poems – ideal for literature lovers
King of kids’ books David Walliams latest release is about the cutest baby penguin Geronimo(£12.99) who wishes he could fly. You will be a top grandma/pa, auntie /uncle/ godparent if Geronimo is under the Christmas tree.”
If they are not on the shelves, most books in print can be ordered to arrive at Chorleywood Bookshop the next day. Pick up a Christmas Books brochure in the shop. 01923 283566 www.chilternbookshops.co.uk/