Our favourite games and puzzles this Christmas

It’s time for some festive fun.

Christmas is a great excuse to get family and friends together and play a board game or a puzzle. So clear the table and settle down to one of our favourites: Read More Our favourite games and puzzles this Christmas

Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction

Here at Stanfords we sell maps and books from all over the world, but sometimes there is no place like home. We currently have a buy one get one half price offer on a selection of our favourite London books, gifts and guides. To give you a real taste of this wonderful city, here is some of our favourite London fiction: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction

Astronomically Good Gift Ideas

When you have visited everywhere that this magnificent planet has to offer, these books and gifts will help you make the right choices for some interstellar travel gift ideas.

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Our 7 Favourite Bridges in Great Britain

Bridges are amazing. They get you from one side to another and keep your feet dry. At Stanfords we’ve spent many a lunch break weighing up the merits of a footbridge against those of a toll. So after much deliberation, allow us to present our favourite British bridges and where to find them.

By Greg Cotton Read More Our 7 Favourite Bridges in Great Britain

5 Book Recommendations for Mothers’ Day

It’s probably down to wonderful parenting that you’ve become the well read, adventurous soul you are today. We know you’ve been brought up well enough to not need reminding that this Sunday is Mothers’ Day, but we thought we’d give you some suggestions anyway. Our Marketing Manager, Jude Brosnan has selected five books from our Be More Adventuress promotion that your mum might like. Read More 5 Book Recommendations for Mothers’ Day

We’ve been there // Yucatan

The Yucatan peninsular is an amazingly flat spur of land from the south east coast of Mexico. It comprises the entire country of Belize  together with three Mexican States; Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche. That meteor fell 65 million years ago off its coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, which wiped out the dinosaurs. I will come back to that later. Read More We’ve been there // Yucatan

Stanfords Staff Selects – Top 5 Bouldering Books

This week our in-house climbing expert and Ground Floor Supervisor George Woodward ( that’s him climbing Rose Coronary (7a) at Malham Cove in Yorkshire) takes us through five of the best bouldering guides.  

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