Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers

It’s been a good year for those with ornithological reading tastes. Here are a few of our favourites: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers

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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A taste of Christmas with our favourite Food and Drink Books

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Let us take you on a culinary tour of the world as we review 10 food and drink books and select our favourite recipes. Read More A taste of Christmas with our favourite Food and Drink Books

5 top animal guests on the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures, by Helen Scales

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are perhaps best known for the noisy, messy physics and chemistry experiments, performed to demonstrate aspects of cutting edge-science in front of an eager, young audience. In years when the lecturer’s chosen subject is biology – in particular the science of the natural world – these demonstrations often take on a distinctly wilder tone, as menageries of living animals are welcomed into the RI’s world famous lecture theatre.
I delved into the last century of the RI’s biological Christmas Lectures for my book 11 Explorations into Life on Earth, and here’s my pick of the most delightful, intriguing and tricky animal assistants. Read More 5 top animal guests on the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures, by Helen Scales

Stanfords' Staff Top Gifts for Christmas

With just one week to go until Christmas we asked the staff in our Long Acre store what gifts they’d recommend this Christmas. Take a look at their top picks below:

David, Buying Team:

London Postcode District Jigsaw

Sometimes mixing design, maps and fun works – this is one of those times!



Tim, Customer Services Team:

Britain’s Worst Walks

Christmas would definitely not be Christmas without a book of this ilk to fill the stocking of the most cynical of relatives. This is a stroll through humdrum Britain in all its wet, cold and miserable glory, complete with doom-laden photography, depressing asides and snidy sketch maps for the 13 walks. A wonderful parody of the walking guide genre, Britain’s Worst Walks will light up the face of many a Scrooge this Christmas morning.

 Tabi, Accounts Team:

The Charleston Classic Illuminated Globe

I’d recommend the Charleston Illuminated Globe as a gift as I bought if for my daughter’s birthday present and she loved it! She has learned a lot about the globe and the countries and they also make a beautiful night light in any room!! Read More Stanfords' Staff Top Gifts for Christmas

Christmas Gifts for Foodies

Need some gift inspiration for the foodie in your life? We’ve gathered some of our favourite cookery books and food gifts. Perfect gifts for food lovers this Christmas!

 

 

 

Gastro Scratch Map £19.99

Where Chefs Eat £14.95

A Curious History of Food and Drink £9.99

 

 

 

Round the World in 80 Dishes £14

Eat – the Little Book of fast Food £26

Black Sheep Guides £8.99 Read More Christmas Gifts for Foodies

Top Christmas Gift Ideas for Children

Take a look at our top gift ideas for Children this Christmas featuring lots of fun, educational and inspiring gifts they’ll love!

 

Games:

 

 

 

London Postcode Puzzle £16.99

Who Knows Where? £29.99

Animation Studio £12.99

 

Globes:

 

 

 

Intelliglobe £139.99

Animal Inflatable Globe £13.50

Hugg a Planet £24.99  Read More Top Christmas Gift Ideas for Children