Who wouldn’t like a book for Christmas?

Books are usually a good bet for ideas for Christmas presents. Jessica Bloom at Chiswick’s independent bookshop Bookcase has some good suggestions for books to give children.

The bookshop has been in Chiswick High Rd for almost three decades and specialises on good books at discount prices. More recently they have expanded their range to include all the latest books, which they have available at retail price.

Bookcase is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme.

Gift Ideas for 2022


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – The Animated Story (£20)

Charlie Mackesy’s beloved The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse has been adapted into an animated short film, coming to BBC One and the BBC iPlayer this Christmas.

This beautifully made hardback celebrates the work of over 100 animators across two years of production – Charlie’s distinctive illustrations are brought to life in full colour with hand-drawn traditional animation and accompanying hand-written script.


The Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens (£8.99)

This beautiful volume brings together Dicken’s heart-warming seasonal tales of Christmas. As well as the universally loved A Christmas Carol, the collection also includes lesser-known treasures such as The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth.

Dickens was a tireless campaigner for social justice and his empathy with the deserving poor shines through in these stories, which often culminate in the change of heart of a misanthrope.

As well as a detailed introduction, the edition features original illustrations by John Leech, Tenniel and others.


The Nutcracker – An Enchanting Pop-Up Adaptation (£7.99)

The Nutcracker comes alive in this pop-up adaptation of the classic holiday tale.

From ballrooms to battles, from boats to ballets, follow the magical journey of Marie and her beloved Christmas gift.

Seven brightly-illustrated and dynamic spreads of pop-up and interactive elements tell the tale of The Nutcracker like never before.

Club Card offer

Read more about Bookcase’s discounts for Club Card holders.

Bookcase Club Card offer


268 Chiswick High Rd
Chiswick W4 1PD
Tel: 020 8742 3919

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