I am a Book Depository Affiliate!

Free Delivery on all Calendars at the Book Depository

I did not even have any idea this existed until I came across a post a couple of days ago. I applied and was accepted the following day!

I am ecstatic for this opportunity. I have been using The Book Depository for years now and it is my main source of physical books. From my experience, they have the lowest prices, a huge variety since they have over 9 billion titles available, and free delivery to a big list of countries worldwide. I don’t know about you but these matter a lot to me!

With their books usually comes a very neat bookmark too. It’s just the right size and the latest can be coloured.

They are designed by their customers, who get a mention on the bookmark itself:

Previous collection was quite neat too, huh:

Also designed by customers!

The rare times I had an issue with a delivery, Support always addressed and solved it promptly. I value this a lot. Often times they could just tell me to keep waiting and they didn’t. On one occasion they even sent me a second copy of the book because mine exceeded the deadline they gave.

Bottom line is, I could not be happier with their service and therefore highly recommend it.

If you are interested in buying from them, I would really appreciate it if you would please use the banner link in my blog. You can find it in this post or on my sidebar. Just clicking it may help me later on when you do make a purchase.

So what are you waiting for? Click to check out their awesome promotions and search for your next great read:

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Read the book before watching the movie in 2016

As a fan of doing exactly what the title says, I found this idea by Book Depository very cool!

They also have a ‘Books on screen’ and Books about films’ tabs in the same page.

How tempting is that??

Click the image below to see the full list:

Have you read any of these books?
Do you plan to?

I have read Luckiest Girl Alive and definitely plan on watching the movie.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and A Monster Calls have been on my to buy list for a while, so I am very tempted to buy them.

If you do plan on buying any of these books, will you get a hard or e-copy?

Tell me everything!

PS: There, I caved.

I bought:

A Monster Calls

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children








I had a nifty 10% discount lying around as well so just could not resist! Argh!

Have you caved in yet? :)

Book Depository – Clearance Sale

August is here and it is sales time!

My #1 site for physical copies is having a clearance sale with books costing up to 70% less!

This promotion ends on Midday BST Monday 3rd August and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Click the picture to access this opportunity!

If you miss the chance or do not find anything you like, make sure you check the bargain shop, with books up to 50% off.

Enjoy the sales, hope you find something you like!

My Top 10 Book Related Sites

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen.
There are a few websites where I tend to spend most of my free time online and I thought I would share them with you.
So without further ado, let us begin!


GoodReads revolutionized my world.
First of all, the shelves. Oh eme gee, how I needed that feature! My books are all over the place and I got to a point where I would buy a book I already owned because I could not keep track.
Then I started writing my reviews, something I had never done before.
As I am sure you know by now, this site has all sorts of amazing features. I love pretty much all of them.
I also created my group Book Lair, met a bunch of lovely folks and get to discuss books and other random stuff with them.


So I discovered I enjoy reviewing the books I read. Now I need books, right? However, my budget is very limited, so what to do?…
Netgalley came to my rescue. It has become my main source of free books, closely followed by the authors themselves.
Though not all requests get approved, I have to say I absolutely love this site for two main reasons:
1) I get to choose what I read;
2) I don’t deal directly with people, so feel more motivated to write everything I think in the most honest way, whereas I always feel guilty writing something negative when the author approached me or vice-versa.


Book Depository is the main source of my bought physical copies.
Not only are their prices great, but the shipment is free worldwide.
The orders take a few weeks to arrive, which is fine by me. Kind of like Christmas every time I get a new book, especially if I pre-ordered it (even cheaper) and forgot about it by the time it arrives in my mailbox.


I started following Book Riot on facebook because I found their book related pics beautiful.
Then I found they also posted great articles and got even more into it.
I can tell I will be featuring them as part of my Random Chats feature quit often.


This is a very recent discovery.
Like Book Depository, it has worldwide free shipment, but you can order not only new but also used books. Living in Portugal, this is a great find for me. Whenever I tried to order used books, I always had to pay shipping costs, and they weren’t cheap either…
But more importantly than that, they have all sorts of environmental friendly options. I cannot really tell you what I chose, but I payed only a few more cents to reduce carbon emissions in the process of getting the book. Or something like that. It was nice for our planet, anyhow.
Oh and have I mentioned that every time you order a book from them, they donate one to people in need? How cool is that?? These folks have their heart in the right place.
The only downside I can see is that their catalogue is quite limited.
I have placed my first order but have not received it yet, so cannot comment on that. The order confirmation e-mail I got was just adorable though so, so far, I am enjoying the experience very much.


I found this site maybe a couple of weeks ago.
Like Netgalley, it provides advanced reading copies in exchange for reviews – but not just e-books, physical copies too.
They seem to be automatically accepted (I have only requested one book so cannot be 100% sure), but the amount of books you may have access to request depends on several factors. Two of the ones I have realized is where you live and your Klout score – the higher it is, the bigger the catalogue you can request from.
Unlike Netgalley, you can only request a book at a time. From the day you requested it, you need to wait 5 days to post your review, and then you may request another one.


After finding BfB, I tried out Klout. Though there has been a bit of a controversy around the site, since the concept is that your score supposedly rises according to how often you post and therefore influence people and that is not so easily measured, I can tell it contains some features I might enjoy, particularly the Explore one. Once you set your tastes, it will display related information.
Now if it would only stop glitching… I have not been able to login to my account for close to three weeks now… If you use this site, please post in comments below whether you can, I am curious if it’s just me. Customer support hasn’t been much help. Anyway, it’s a cool site which will show you information based on your set interests.


Also a recent discovery but I can already tell it is going to be hard to stay away from RedBubble, and not let it tempt me.
Technically it’s not exactly a book related site, since there is plenty other content. There is all sorts of products featuring amazing art.
I ran a search for book and was lost for hours. I already ordered a t-shirt and am currently trying my best to keep from ordering the cutest mug.
Again, main issue is the shipping costs…


BookBub alerts me everyday to promotions and even free e-books of the genres I most enjoy reading, not only from Amazon, though that’s the site I mainly use, since I own a Kindle Paperwhite.
Because one’s TBR pile can never be big enough… Right?


Probably silly but my WordPress reader is still one of my main sources for all things bookish.
I have followed quite a few blogs, and most folks have been kind enough to follow me back, and I have read some very interesting stuff!
So much so that I have decided to include a widget on the sidebar showcasing all you lovely people who have taken the time to follow the blog!
Thank you so much for making Ana’s Lair what it is today and giving me the motivation to keep going.

Enough gushing!!
What are your top book related sites? I would love to know! Please post them below.

Book Depository – 25 hours, 50 great offers

I have mentioned a couple of times now that Book Depository is my favourite online bookstore.

I thought I would let you guys know, in case you don’t already, that they are having a great promotion.

Every half an hour, a new book is posted with up to 60% off! When it is gone, it’s gone, so make sure you don’t miss it.

It is ongoing and will end on Wednesday 13 May at 10AM BST, 7PM AEST, 5AM EDT.
You can find more information about how it works here.

Click the picture to access this opportunity!

If you miss the chance or do not find anything you like, make sure you check the bargain shop, with books up to 50% off.

This is a great way to, for instance, get a book you normally wouldn’t get. So treat yourself!

Pre-ordering books

Up until very recently, I had not even considered pre-ordering a book.
But my opinion changed, and in the past couple of months I pre-ordered a few from Book Depository, namely:

So why did I change my mind?

1. Pre-ordered books are generally cheaper.

2. The fact that they won’t be out for at least a couple of months and that the (free) delivery itself takes a while makes it feel a little like christmas when you finally get the book.

3. Quite often the cover isn’t even disclosed, so that’s a surprise as well!

And before that, I preordered A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass: 100th Anniversary Edition by Lewis Carroll and Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman. I was very happy with all three.

Do you pre-order books as well?
How often?
Have you had any nasty experiences?

Please leave your comment in the box below!