The North Recommends: The Poetry Book Society’s Gift Guide

Look no further for the perfect poetic gift this Christmas! We’re delighted to share our Poetry Book Society Gift Guide, full of festive favourites with a Northern twist, and 10% off for Northern Bookshelf readers.

Poetry Book Society Gift Membership
Treat someone special to Poetry Book Society Gift Membership for a year of poetry parcels from Newcastle. Gift members receive a FREE fair-trade tote bag, a poetry book and a gift certificate, followed by a welcome pack with a £10 book voucher. It’s the perfect poetry gift which keeps giving all year!

Split by Juana Adcock

For the first time the PBS Choice goes to Scottish Blue Diode Press for Split by the Mexican-Scot Juana Adcock. The Winter Selections include Charlotte Ansell’s Sheffield inspired canal poems; Denise Riley’s Selected Poems; Kwame Dawes’ and John Kinsella’s global epic and Zoe Skoulding’s footnotes to water.



Literary Christmas Anthologies

This luxurious Literary Christmas Anthology from the British Library, is a joy to behold. Why not instil a love of literature from an early age with the companion Children’s Literary Anthology – a gift to treasure!




Poems for Christmas

With its beautiful end papers, gilded edging and bookmark ribbon, Poems for Christmas is a gorgeously gifty stocking filler anthology. Full of festive favourites to enjoy throughout the season.




Ten Poems about Snow

York-based poet Carole Bromley expertly assembles Ten Poems about Snow which capture all the joy and enchantment of winter. An ideal companion to a white Christmas.




Faber Poetry Diary 2020

Beautifully produced and featuring poems from Faber’s incredible 90 years of publishing, this is the definitive diary for poetry fans everywhere!



Collected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy

Manchester’s Carol Ann Duffy, celebrates a distinguished decade as Poet Laureate with this stunning hardback Collected Poems. No dedicated poetry library would be complete without it.



Frost Fair by Carol Ann Duffy

You’ll also love her exquisite new picture poem Frost Fair. This evocative illustrated poem, about the great winter of 1683, is the perfect pocket-sized stocking filler.



Dancing by the Light of the Moon

TV and radio star Gyles Brandreth champions the power of poetry in an inspiring anthology of over 250 poems to read, relish and recite. Festive family fun for adults and children alike.



Christmas Spirit: Ten Poems to Warm the Heart

No one does Christmas quite like Candlestick Press and Ten Poems to Warm the Heart continues their festive tradition with heart-warming offerings from Fleur Adcock to Northumbrian poet Katrina Porteous.



We’re offering Northern Bookshelf readers 10% off all of these books, simply click on the links above and enter the code NWNWINTER19 at the checkout. Alternatively join the PBS today for 25% off all books all year. Make 2020 your year of poetry discovery.