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We don't think that very many things are better than the feeling of reading a good book. The feeling of getting a great book as a present is definitely close though. That's probably only topped by the feeling of giving a great book to a friend or loved one.
But if buying books for ourselves can be difficult, buying books for other people can be almost impossible. This is especially true for those of us who don't read so much. That's where we come in! We make giving books as gifts simple.
So, let us help you to find the perfect present.
Five reasons books make perfect presents:
Gift book bundles.
The simplest option is to choose a package that your loved one will love from our range of preselected book bundles. These incorporate three, five or ten books that have been intelligently chosen around a given theme or reading motivation.
Our book bundles all come beautifully hand-packaged, so you'll have no need to gift wrap. Let us know it's a gift and we'll add a personalised gift card for no extra cost. We send all documentation to you by email, so you can have the bundle delivered direct to the lucky recipient's door without worrying about their seeing the price tag!
Click here to browse our range of preselected book bundles.
Make it personal.
If you're looking for something even more unique, you can order one of our personalised book packages. You just need to tell us a little bit about that special person by filling out a short questionnaire. On the basis of those results we can build up a picture of their interests and reading habits. We are consequently able to assemble a unique personalised gift book bundle especially for the lucky recipient.
Click here to order our personalised recommendation service and book bundle.
Give them the V.I.P. treatment.
Our premium gift package includes a personal consultation for that special person either face-to-face in Berlin, over Skype or by telephone. On the basis of the consultation we put together a uniquely personalised book package tailored exactly to the reading needs and wishes of the individual. In order that there's a beautiful looking present to unwrap on the special day, we send out a personalised invitation and gift coupon. To heighten the luxury you could opt to send along a bottle of champagne and a box of hand-made chocolates to accompany the gift envelope. Whichever combination you choose, it is then, as with all of our products, hand-packaged with simplistic but striking style and delivered to the lucky recipient's door!
Click here to order our V. I. P. treatment.
You know someone special who would love our service but you're not sure which package they would like best? Leave the choice up to them with one of our gift cards.
Give the perfect present to that special person today. Go on, be nice.
Books have given us so much over the years. We've learnt from them, found comfort in them and had fun with them. We think everybody should have access to the instruction, distraction and satisfaction that reading has to offer.
But not everyone is in a position to buy, read and enjoy books.
According to statistics, primary literacy amongst adults lies at a level of 84% worldwide. In Europe this level attains 99%. Perhaps for this reason, illiteracy is frequently seen as a problem by which we are not directly affected. However, as many as one in seven adult Germans, for infinite different reasons, are unable to read without difficulty and would thus be described as functionally illiterate.
Furthermore, there are many people who can read but don't have access to or can't afford books, as well as huge swathes of the population who have simply never found an entrance to the wonderful world of literature.
The Book Pharmacy was conceived as incorporating a social initiative from the outset. We want to share the pleasures of reading with as many people as possible. In some cases this will mean promoting literacy, in other cases promoting literature.
The Book Pharmacy is involved in a number of projects working to help individuals whose haven't yet been able to experience the joys of reading for pleasure. And of course, you can get involved too!
You can sponsor any one of our products, from a Book bundle to Book therapy sessions, or simply donate money to support our charitable efforts.
Through our direct involvement with schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other foundations, we are able to identify where your sponsorship will have the greatest impact and ensure that your donations are used as effectively as possible.
We believe that discovering the pleasures of reading to someone is the most boundless present that one can give.
Give one of the greatest presents of all to someone in need today. Go on, be nice.