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Welcome to the World of Books Weekend Giveaway

So, here we go. The very first World of Books Weekend Giveaway, and it’s a BIG ONE! We have over 150 books looking for a new home, all we need is some careful potential owners to come forward and stake a claim.

Newcomers may not be entirely aware of the rules, so here they are in brief:

1. All books are completely free, no postage or sneaky subterfuge
2. The competition is open until 6am on Monday
3. You can only win one book, but can make a first and second choice
4. Please, please, please use the form on this page below, for our sanity
5. The best reason given for wanting a book wins, so get stuck in
6. All we ask is that you share this with any friends, families, forums and followers because everything must go!

Pretty simple really. Now let’s get on to the matter at hand – the books:

Nobody’s Child Adie, Kate
Between the Assassinations Adiga, Aravind
PS, I Love You Ahern, Cecelia
Rosie Meadows Regrets Alliott, Catherine
Gideon Andrews, Russell
Excession Banks, Iain M.
Wide Open Barker, Nicola
This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy, General Fiction Books Binchy, Maeve
Tara Road Binchy, Maeve
The Return Journey Binchy, Maeve
3 Para Bishop, Patrick
The Last Available Man Blake, Cindy
Guernica Boling, Dave
Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics) Bronte«, Charlotte
Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics) Bronte«, Charlotte
The Professor Bronte, Charlotte
Do Ants Have [email protected]#*holes?: …and 101 other bloody ridiculous questions Bruno Vincent
Still Life Byatt, A.S.
Create Your Own Cartoons Byrne, John
The Stonecutter (Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 3) Camilla Lackberg
The Stonecutter (Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 3) Camilla Lackberg
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Chang, Jung
4.50 from Paddington (The Christie Collection) Christie, Agatha
Patriot Games Clancy, Tom
The Innocent Coben, Harlan
Touring Map – Scotland Collectif
The Brass Verdict Connelly, Michael
The Black Angel Connolly, John
The Sharpe Series (7) – Sharpe’s Havoc: The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809 Cornwell, Bernard
Predator (Scarpetta Novels) Cornwell, Patricia
Atlantis Found Cussler, Clive
The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”,”Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” Dahl, Roald
Ravens Dawes Green, George
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin de Bernieres, Louis
Roadside Crosses Deaver, Jeffery
The Sleeping Doll Deaver, Jeffery
The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse) Dexter, Colin
Last Bus To Woodstock. Dexter, Colin
The Way Through the Woods Dexter, Colin
Jamaica Inn (VMC) Du Maurier, Daphne
Ex-Girlfriends United Dunn, Matt
Engleby Faulks, Sebastian
Wedding Season Fforde, Katie
Fowler: My Autobiography Fowler, Robbie
Cold Mountain Frazier, Charles
Notes from an Exhibition Gale, Patrick
Memoirs Of A Geisha Golden, Arthur
Diana: The Last Days Gregory, Martyn
The Innocent Man Grisham, John
The Appeal Grisham, John
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Haddon, Mark
The London Train Hadley, Tessa
The Return Hislop, Victoria
Bad Heir Day Holden, Wendy
31 Bond Street Horan, Ellen
How to Be Good Hornby, Nick
Stormbreaker (Stormbreaker the Movie) Horowitz, Anthony
Skeleton Key (Alex Rider) Horowitz, Anthony
The Long Way Home Howard, Audrey
The Hanging Garden Ian Rankin
Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus Collection Ian Rankin
Third Degree Iles, Greg
The Holiday James, Erica
Mr.Jones’ Rules for the Modern Man: How to Be a Modern Man Jones, Dylan
Flesh and Blood Kellerman, Jonathan
Target Kernick, Simon
The Brightest Star in the Sky Keyes, Marian
Remember Me? Kinsella, Sophie
Tigers in Red Weather Klaussmann, Liza
The Darkest Evening of the Year Koontz, Dean
Above Suspicion La Plante, Lynda
Coolbrands 2008/2009: An Insight into Some of Britain’s Coolest Brands Laura Hill
A Sea of Troubles Leon, Donna
Small Island Levy, Andrea
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian Lewycka, Marina
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Deception (Bourne 7) Ludlum, Robert
One Hundred Years of Solitude Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Life of Pi Martel, Yann
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
Morality For Beautiful Girls (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) McCall Smith, Alexander
A Monk Swimming McCourt, Malachy
Trick Of The Dark McDermid, Val
Atonement McEwan, Ian
Shadow Man Mcfadyen, Cody
The Good Life McInerney, Jay
The Blackstone Key: Number 1 in series (Mary Finch) Melikan, Rose
New Moon (Twilight Saga) Meyer, Stephenie
The Recruit: Bk. 1 (CHERUB) Muchamore, Robert
The Book of Unholy Mischief Newmark, Elle
One Day Nicholls, David
Perfect Man O’flanagan, Sheila
Songs Of Enchantment Okri, Ben
I Saw Esau (Illustrated by Maurice Sendak) Opie, Peter & Iona
Himalaya Palin, Michael
More Innocent Times Parker, Imogen
The Beach House Patterson And Peter De Jonge, James
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning (Maximum Ride Childrens Edition) Patterson, James
Run For Your Life: (Michael Bennett 2) Patterson, James
Kill Alex Cross: (Alex Cross 18) Patterson, James
Postcard Killers Patterson, James
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family Pelzer, Dave
Guilty Pleasures Perry, Tasmina
My Sister’s Keeper Picoult, Jodi
Doors Open Rankin, Ian
Witch Hunt Rankin, Ian
Dead Souls Rankin, Ian
Let It Bleed Rankin, Ian
Resurrection Men Rankin, Ian
Exit Music: An Inspector Rebus Novel Rankin, Ian
Numbered Account Reich, Christopher
Spider Bones (Temperance Brennan 13) Reichs, Kathy
Piranha To Scurfy And Other Stories Rendell, Ruth
A Judgement In Stone Rendell, Ruth
The God of small things ROY, Arundhati
Just So Stories (Wordsworth’s Children’s Classics) Rudyard Kipling
The Last Sunrise Ryan, Robert
Netherwood Sanderson, Jane
Barcelona Plates Sayle, Alexei
UNDER THE EAGLE Scarrow, Simon
The Gladiator (Roman Legion 9) Scarrow, Simon
The Eagle’s Quest Scarrow, Simon
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan See, Lisa
Timebomb Seymour, Gerald
The Weight Of Water Shreve, Anita
Skin Privilege (Grant County Series) Slaughter, Karin
Tears Of The Giraffe Smith Alexander McCall
The Accidental Smith, Ali
Family Ties Steel, Danielle
Eclipse Stephanie Meyer
Dance Macabre – The Anatomy Of Horror Stephen King
The Death Pit Strong, Tony
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House Summerscale, Kate
Brooklyn Toibi­n, Colm
The Potter’s House Thomas, Rosie
The Rule Of Four Thomason, Dustin
Girl from the South Trollope, Joanna
The Art of War/The Book of Lord Shang (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) Tzu Sun
20,000 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Verne, Jules
The Overlord Protocol: H.I.V.E. 2 Walden, Mark
Cricket’s Strangest Matches (Strangest Series) Ward, Andrew
Before I Go To Sleep Watson, S J
Marabou Stork Nightmares Welsh, Irvine
The Works of Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar
The Bridesmaid Pact Williams, Julia
The Diamond Girls Wilson, Jacqueline
TheShadow of the Wind by Zafon, Carlos Ruiz ( Author ) ON Oct-28-2004, Paperback Zafon, Carlos Ruiz

The Back Story

It is worth reiterating that each one of these books was destined to be recycled. Each week we intercept a selection of those that would have been pulped, either as a result of not being purchased within a timeframe or due to imperfections when being checked. With almost a million heading off to be repurposed every week, we aren’t short of choice.

There isn’t a great deal of science, just my own opinion of whether or not someone out there would give it another chance to fulfil its intended purpose.

We love books and we want as many books to survive as possible. While we are in the business of selling them, Take Your Pick Tuesday and World of Books Weekend Giveaway provide an opportunity for us to give perfectly good titles a second chance. It also enables us to give customers a chance to have something they want for absolutely nothing.

Sure, some of them may be a little beaten up or have an inscription on the front page, but that is often the charm of second-hand books. We don’t send anything that is too tatty to read, let alone present.

So that’s pretty much it: connecting books with book lovers. Unfortunately not everyone can win every time, but we certainly hope that it is something that our customers and newcomers alike can enjoy. If it inspires you to come back to World of Books again in the future, then that would be fantastic.

Nothing you Fancy?

If there’s nothing that really grabs your attention, but you have caught the book buying bug you can still take advantage of our 20% discount across all books. The Take Your Pick Tuesday code is still up and running, so just enter the following code in your basket to enjoy your discount:


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