Books Beyond The Books

Wise(ish) Words for the modern world

Working on our books generally teaches us things that are more charmingly curious than massively helpful – from little-known creatures, to marathons that don’t require jogging, via taking inspiration from ants. But let’s face it, life in 2018 can be a pretty bewildering experience. So if you can pick up…

Books nobody can read

At The Book of Everyone we’re big fans of… well, books! We believe everyone deserves a personalised book with their name on it, and we’re on a mission to make it happen. When we aren’t busy making our books as good as they can possibly be, we’re reading books and…

A new creature for every year

When you’re part of a team that loves nothing more than throwing itself headfirst into celebrating the charming and the curious, you find yourself learning all sorts of weird and wonderful things. One thing I really love learning from our books is the number of weird and wonderful animals that…

What to expect from my life expectancy

What would you like to know about the future? The lottery numbers, how your favourite TV show ends, if we’ll ever meet aliens? Personally, I’m much more curious about little green men than lottery balls. But that’s just me. What about knowing how much longer you can expect to live…

Special delivery! 8 facts about post

As part of The Book Of Everyone team, I work at a company that’s helped create 400,000 personalised books and sent them to people in 175 countries and counting. It means we put a lot of time into thinking about post. And there’s a lot of post to think about.…

Outside the box ways to help kids grow up

There’s a whole world of “wisdom” out there about how kids should behave, what they should do, and how they should be raised. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the number of different parenting guides in your local bookshop. But is tradition or popularity actually best?…

Why do we give gifts at Christmas?

UK shoppers are predicted to spend an average of £544 each this Christmas. US shoppers will fork over $862 apiece. But why do we give gifts at Christmas, anyway? Contrary to what the naysayers would have you believe, presents at Christmas are NOT an invention of Toys ‘R’ Us. The…

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