The US book giant Amazon has launched its UK operation by taking over Bookpages.co.uk.
Many of the 1.4 million UK titles available from this clever site have cover shots
and reviews from other customers. Other features include an order tracking system and
secure shopping guarantee.
BOL has come to the UK to take on the big guys in this field, and their excellent web site
certainly gives them a good start. It offers comprehensive searching and browsing
facilities, a secure shopping guarantee is provided, and personalisation options get the
books that interest you to the top of the list.
Now owned by WH Smith, the Internet Bookshop offer their 1.4 million titles at discounts
of up to 40%. Most book descriptions tell you how quickly the title can be despatched and
you can view the status of your order at anytime. Plenty of suggestions are provided in
this comprehensive store.
You can browse by category or search by author/title at this excellent store, which also
has plenty of recommendations on hand. Most books have comprehensive descriptions and
This is a clean cut site specialising in computer books at up to 30% below their RRP.
Navigation is easy and most of the titles we checked were pictured (all were reviewed).
Order before 4.30 and the books are despatched the same day. Plenty of information is
This nicely presented bookstore specialises in titles with a culinary flavour. Many
recommendations are on hand and books can be searched or browsed by a number of criteria.
There's also an extensive recipe database.
You can subscribe to over 650 UK magazines at this neat store, many at discounted prices.
Titles are well described and include information on the current issue. A gift suggestion
page recommends magazines for certain types of recipient.
There are books, audio-books and stationery here, covering the massive range of Peter
Rabbit titles, as well as other items from the Beatrix Potter catalogue. Well
and Sims 80%
This attractive web site is the online presence of a company that has been publishing
school textbooks and workbooks for nearly a century. Products (which include educational
posters) are described and accompanied by an indication of the recommended age group.
W Heffer &
This is a slick store, offering a choice of 1.9 million books, along with a slightly
smaller collection of CD ROMs, videos, CDs, art & craft materials, toys & games,
stationery and maps.