Buying books for book lovers can be hard, so we've made it easy. Here is our definitive guide to Christmas book buying at Backstory. We've each chosen our top books of the year (it was tough), and offered a range of books by genre, for every kind of reader. You can pick up your copy in the shop, or read it online below.

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 You can also start browsing on our website now. Here are our picks of the year.

Tom's books of 2023

Rory's books of 2023

Denise's books of 2023

Amy's books of 2023

Megan's books of 2023

Darby's books of 2023

Picks for babies & toddlers

Picks for children

Food & drink picks

History picks

Music & art picks

Nature picks

Poetry picks

Politics & society picks

Sport picks