Books and Christmas go hand in hand for Icelanders. A country famous for its love of books and storytelling, Iceland has a uniquely rich literary heritage. Svanborg Þórdís Sigurðardóttir, a bookseller at Reykjavík’s famous Penninn Eymundsson bookshop, tells us what it’s like to work as a bookseller in Iceland at Christmas.
As the days grow shorter and the air colder, we asked the team to reflect on their favourite books from the year. From literary giants to perspective changing non-fiction, here are the books that will feature in our Christmases this year.
There’s always someone hard to buy for at Christmas. Trust us, books are always the answer. Here are ten tricky candidates and the perfect picks for them...
You’re feeling pretty pleased with the Christmas presents and stocking fillers you’ve bought for your loved ones this year. But there’s something missing. These last-minute gift ideas are practical, funny, full of facts and good-looking. In short, they’re guaranteed to make Christmas that bit more special.