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We're so excited to announce our new competition to win a $50 gift voucher! And more $ = more books = more fun!


  • Review any product on our site (max 1000 characters)
  • Email your review to with your contact details (name, phone number, email address)
  • Winner will be drawn at 2pm on the 1st of August 2014.

Not sure how to write a review or even where to start? Check out our previous blog post for some tips

Some quick tips:
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  • It's best to aim for between 75 and 300 words.
  • Reviews don't have to be favourable but they do need to be squeaky clean- no profanity please!
  • One sentence reviews don't count, e.g. This was a good book.
  • Reviews need to be 1000 characters max.

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QBD Presents….

As we all know Mother's Day is coming up... and coming up fast! Which is why we're so excited about our new giveaway- which is so huge- it deserves the name "The Mother of all Book Giveaways". The AMAZING prize is a copy of each of the following 12 books, featured in our Mother's Day newsletter!

9780857984951 9781741149982 97817424547649781409312154978174261147197817823593649781863254748 9780732295851 9781409151791 9781742377056 9781742613895 9781743565353


To enter all you need to do is tweet us the answer to the question "What book do you/ did you always read with your mum?" with the hashtag #QBDmums. If you want to enter but don't have a twitter account, you can join twitter here.  Winners will be notified on the 5th of May 2014 by direct message to their twitter account.

Our Online store is also offering free Mothers Day gift wrapping from the 28/4/2014 to 5/5/2014 for all orders for Mother's Day. Simply select the Mothers Day gift wrap in the bottom of your cart before you click 'checkout'.

Full terms and conditions of the give-away can be found here. Continue reading

Zombies Threaten QBD’s The Bookshop Hipster, Alex

For those of you who don’t know, Alex is our chino-wearing hipster representative and he does what hipsters do best: reads paperbacks and looks dapper.

Opting to have a hipster night in with a good zombie novel (zombies are the new vampires) proves to be not as safe as first thought.

QBD's Book Hipster Alex Zomblie

Check out our most recent video installment, The Zombie Apocalypse, on YouTube as part of our QBD Book Hipster competition!

Our Book Hipster Confessions are proving to be juicier than anticipated and giving Alex a run for his money.

Watch the Zombie Apocalypse unfold here