Any tips on bulk book buying?

(21 Posts)
MiconiumHappens Fri 01-Nov-13 15:13:20

So this year I am taking the stress out of shopping for all the children of the family and close friends by buying everyone PJs and a matching book.

I never really buy new books and definitely not in bulk like this. I'm after a website that will give me a good discount for bulk buying around 12 kids books at once. Does anyone know what my best bet is?

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wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 15:16:57

book people reaally good cheap prices.. do bulk books to asnd theres always codes of for dil

fuzzpig Fri 01-Nov-13 15:19:25

Did you mean you want literally the same book or just a similar type? As the book people do things like sets of rainbow fairy books, beast quest, where's Wally, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton etc that you could get and then split up?

Bamaluz Fri 01-Nov-13 15:19:42

The Book People do sets of books, very good value.

MiconiumHappens Fri 01-Nov-13 15:22:30

Sorry, I mean like Gruffalo or Peppa PJs with Gruffalo or Peppa book so lots of different books.

Will have a look at those - thanks smile

Coveredinweetabix Fri 01-Nov-13 15:22:33

Well Amazon will have different titles discounted at different times, you could track prices through CamelCamel and be alerted if it gets to a price you want to pay and there's no delivery charge for books.
Book People will have fewer titles but may have better discounts, especially if, say, you have three 4 or 5yo children to buy for as them you could buy the three Pirate Cruncher books for £4.99 and give one to each child. There are usually voucher codes for free delivery or x% discount once you have spent y amount.
Or just go into somewhere like WHS where they usually have buy one child's book at full price and get another half price.

Marne Fri 01-Nov-13 15:22:48

Book people and banana books often have good offers, banana books does a box of children's books ( I think they still do them ) for not much money, I have bought a few boxes before and have had some good books in them.

Coveredinweetabix Fri 01-Nov-13 15:23:44

ELC have 50% off a lot of Julia Donaldson books at the moment plus a further 20% off everything

BeaLola Fri 01-Nov-13 22:21:54

Book people - google and find a voucher offer usually you can get one for 10% or 15% off and free delivery.

Depends on age range of children and what ypu want to spend but you will find it with them.

kiwidreamer Fri 01-Nov-13 22:48:09

It's a nice idea, i like it, would you be tempted to simplify it further? I don't think you'd loose much by teaming nice pjs and nice age appropriate book but not worrying about the 'theme' Matalan are doing two for £10 on a nice range of pj's and between Amazon / Costco / The Book People you can get good bundles or keep an on HUKD / our bargain threads for the cheap books (lovely stories for £1.50)

Luggage16 Fri 01-Nov-13 23:05:44

not cheap but very gorgeous! http://www.bhs.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=34096&storeId=13077&productId=11171984&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=snowdog&resultCount=1 I bought these recently with I think 20% off code (might have been 25%) so not so bad. They are stunning though! I cant wait to put my little boy in them on xmas eve!

Luggage16 Fri 01-Nov-13 23:06:31

They have these ones too: http://www.bhs.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=34096&storeId=13077&productId=11171914&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=goodnight%20harry&resultCount=1

Luggage16 Fri 01-Nov-13 23:08:08

and girls ones: http://www.bhs.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=pyjama+book&storeId=13077&productId=11171898&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=34096 and http://www.bhs.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=pyjama+book&storeId=13077&productId=11171927&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=34096

Costco do packs of 10 books (grufflalo, gruffalo's child etc) for £10 that can be opened and split. Great value for money.

MiconiumHappens Sat 02-Nov-13 07:55:26

Kiwi, ha you're right I could really couldn't I (I annoy myself sometimes with the need for matchty matchyness - stop!)

Thanks everyone some really good stuff here smile

fuzzpig Sat 02-Nov-13 08:04:50

Luggage any chance you could do clicky links or say what product you linked to on those please? I'm looking for inspiration but copy and pasting isn't working on those smile

Luggage16 Sat 02-Nov-13 19:46:11

oh not sure why they arent working - they are pajama and book sets at bhs. I bought my son the snowman and snowdog set (gorgeous pjs and the story book). They have 4 different ones (pjs and book for £14ish)

everydayaschoolday Sat 02-Nov-13 22:03:13
everydayaschoolday Sat 02-Nov-13 22:04:59

aaargh! sad and I don't know why the links didn't work for me either - I ticked the 'convert links' box blush. The copy and paste did work for me if you want to see them though.

everydayaschoolday Sat 02-Nov-13 22:05:38

oh it has worked blush

MiconiumHappens Sun 03-Nov-13 19:16:00

Thanks everyday they are a bit pricier than I was thinking but I do love the snowman ones so might splash out on family boys with that one smile

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