General Chatter, Impact and Sustainability

The Guide to Sustainable Gifting

guide to sustainable gifting wob

‘Tis’ the season to be gifting! With the festivities come family celebrations, games, food, more food, and of course gifts waiting under the tree.

Whether you’re shopping for 50 people or just one loved one, it’s becoming increasingly important to shop sustainably. Gift something that not only they will love, but that the planet will love too. Read our guide to sustainable gifting this Christmas and beyond.

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Trending Books

10 Trending Books for Christmas 2021

10 trending books for Christmas 2021

It’s been a very long year, so let’s end it on a high note. At Wob, we know that books are the gifts that keep on giving. So what better way to enter the festive season than checking out which books are trending for Christmas 2021?

You may even find the perfect gifts for your secret Santa giftee, a treat for yourself, or the entire list for all your loved ones! From Marcus Rashford’s bestselling read to every sci-fi lover’s current obsession, explore the talks of literary town!


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Wob News

Introducing Wob – New Name, Same Us!

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Wob, formerly known as World of Books


We have entered a new chapter in our story: Welcome to Wob. We’re still your favourite place for pre-loved books and the latest bestsellers, but we now have a slightly different name. Books have been and will continue to be our main passion and focus, but now we have even more to explore. Have you checked out our fantastic collections of CDs, DVDs, and video games?

By changing our name to Wob, we’re keeping true to our beginnings but changing for the future. You will see some instant differences on the website and social media accounts, our emails newsletter and updates, and of course this blog.

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Author Interviews, Kids' Corner

An Interview with Mike Payne – Author of Charlie’s Ark

interview with Mike Payne author

Mike Payne is a renowned award-winning international artist and author. Travelling the world attending signings with on-the-spot illustrations, he’s also a highly sought after public speaker, with a unique ability to inspire creativity from any soul. As Mike turns his pen to children’s stories, we are excited to see where his creations take him next!

Mike Payne spoke to us at World of Books to introduce his new book! Charlie’s Ark is a magical tale about a toy box that comes to life and the adventures that follow.

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Author of the Week, BAME Writers Series

Discover Ignatius Sancho

discover Ignatius Sancho

This month we’re celebrating Black History Month. As avid bookworms, it got us thinking: who was the first black person to have been published in Britain?

After some digging around, we discovered the inspiring story of Ignatius Sancho. Born into slavery, he not only became a writer but was also the first black person to vote in a British election and an influential figure in 18th century Britain.

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we wanted to share his poignant story with you…

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