Stocking Fillers: Christmas Shopping Made Festive

December is here, bringing with it, the last Black Pound Day of 2022!

More than that, the countdown to Christmas is really and truly on, with gift-buying moving from a vague idea to a pressing reality and what better gift than books for the avid and the soon-to-be fervent readers in your life.

With 25% off select titles all weekend, you cannot but start filling some of those Christmas stockings and getting ahead on your gift buying journey.

Unsure what book to get for the people in your life, we’ve put together a guide to make your book-buying uncharacteristically easy


For the young reader with a heart for adventure and a thirst for a hero!

 Becoming Mohammed Ali | Kwame Alexander and James Patterson

"A must read" — Marcus Rashford MBE.

Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. 

Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbours in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivalled Muhammad Ali.

For the reader who’s always poking their nose into the past!

Breaking the Maafa Chain | Anni Domingo

“A gift to readers everywhere” - Aminatta Forna, author of The Window Seat

Nineteenth century—Two sisters, Fatmata and Salimatu, are captured and sold separately into slavery. Forced to change their names to Faith and Sarah, they end up in two different countries with opposite slavery laws. Faith ends up in America, where slavery is still legal and slaves don't have any rights; Sarah ends up in a Victorian England and as the goddaughter of Queen Victoria. Can the two sisters reclaim their freedom and identity in a world that is trying to break them down and mould them to its coloniser's will?

Based on the true story of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Breaking the Maafa Chain will take you on a journey of loss, survival, hope, identity and tradition.

For the reader whose tongue is always in cheek and eyes glued to their Twitter timeline!

Please Don’t Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes | Phoebe Robinson

"Robinson is like the Nora Ephron of the selfie generation" - PureWow

From New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson. This essay collection is equal parts thoughtful, hilarious, and sharp about human connection, race, hair, travel, dating, Black excellence, and more.

Written in Phoebe’s unforgettable voice and with her unparalleled wit, Robinson’s essays are laced with spot-on pop culture references, and takes on a wide range of topics. By turns insightful, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartfelt, Please Don’t Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes is not only a brilliant look at our current cultural moment, but a collection that will stay with you for years to come. 

For the reader whose coffee table is an ode to style and fashion!

Fashion Africa | Jaqueline Shaw

"...grabs the eye with bold colours" - Jaqueline Shaw

A visual overview of contemporary African fashion, Fashion Africa is a comprehensive guide compiled with an ethical perspective.

Jacqueline Shaw promotes Africa as a place not just for sourcing materials, but with the potential to be a vital epicentre of trade within the global marketplace. This guide is the first of its kind to bring together designers, design companies, ethical manufacturers and more, all with an African connection.

Fashion Africa is a comprehensive guide to the designers, materials, and sustainable practices available on continental Africa, and provides an excellent resource in conjunction for the very vibrant growing industry already in existence.

For the reader whose affair with love and love stories cannot but have twists, trips and turns!

"A warm and poignant "coming-of-culture" novel, elegantly written with depth and flair." ― Lesley Lokko, author of Rich Girl, Poor Girl

From Pasta to Pigfoot | Frances Mensah Williams

Be swept away by sun, sea, self-love and a delicious dollop of romance in this original, multicultural romance novel set between London and Ghana. Introducing your new, favourite girl-next-door Faye Bonsu.

Dismissed as a cultural lightweight by the man she is desperate to please, under-achieving PA, Faye Bonsu, is on a mission to find love. A disastrous night out leaves pasta-fanatic Faye’s romantic dreams in tatters and underscores her alienation from her African heritage. Leaving her cosy middle-class life in London’s leafy Hampstead to find out what she’s missing, Faye is whisked into the hectic social whirlpool of Ghana where she meets the handsome Rocky Asante, a cynical, career-obsessed banker with no time for women... until now.

Transported into a world of food, fun and sun, and faced with choices she had never thought possible, Faye is forced to discover that no matter how far you travel, you can’t find love until you find yourself.


Enter code BPD25 at checkout to get 25% off any of these titles. This offer is available all weekend - 3rd and 4th December 2022!

Happy Shopping.