Looking for a personalised gift for the book lover in your life? Don't know what to buy for that robot-obsessed whipper snapper in the family? Well, I might just be able to help you out there …
If you'd like to buy a copy of one of my books, first of all – thank you!
Ideally, you'll have a local bookshop you can purchase from – one of those hallowed spaces where you can walk around and browse the books on the shelves while inhaling the heady scent of ink on paper …
Sorry, where was I? Ah, that's right – bookshops. Sadly, actual bricks and mortar bookshops are an increasingly rare and endangered species, so if you don't have a local shop you can visit in person, I've outlined a few alternative options below.
ROBOT SERIES BOOKS WITH SIGNED BOOKPLATES BY ILLUSTRATOR CATALINA ECHEVERRI AND
As part of an initiative to support independent bookshops in the current difficult times, Catalina Echeverri – the brilliant illustrator of the Robot Babysitter books – has designed some bespoke bookplates. Cata created and signed all the bookplates, then posted them to me in Wales, where I added my signature, then posted them on to four independent bookshops who have joined us in this venture (details below). Don't worry if you don't live locally to any of these shops, as Alligator's, Chicken and Coles all take orders online.
THE ALLIGATOR'S MOUTH, Richmond TW9
CHICKEN AND FROG, Brentwood CM14
COLES BOOKS, Bicester OX26
WIMBLEDON BOOKS, London SW19
SIGNED COPIES WITH A PERSONALISED DEDICATION
I have a limited stock of the titles below and would be delighted to sign and dedicate a copy as requested. Books cost £8 each plus P&P. Please email me with the details and I'll confirm the full price including postage. Thanks.
Again, in an effort to support independent bookshops I have joined the bookshop.org initiative. The copies available here are not signed,
but the full profit from your order will either go to a specific
local bookshop you'd like to support, or contribute to an earnings
pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookshops.
As well as copies of my own books, my bookshop page also features lists of some of my favourite books. If you're in need of some inspiration for Christmas presents, why not have a browse?
Thanks for your support. Enjoy the stories and have a great festive season!
Take care and best wishes