There’s not much better than browsing for hours in a bookshop, opening the first page and smelling that true paper smell. So when we heard about the new free delivery books by bike service from Idler Books, it made our lives as easy as Amazon and gave us the warm feeling of supporting small businesses. Just email or phone in your order and, subject to availability, they’ll deliver it by bicycle within 48 hours. They even have signed editions of selected books in the shop and can track down second hand copies as well. Unfortunately, they only offer bike delivery to west London postcodes but will still give 20% discount to all customers for transactions over £40. Your sustainable Christmas starts here. Jemma de Blanche
Order your books at idler.co.uk.