Books with character

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Get your book from Rare Birds through the post

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You get a surprise book at the start of every month, along with an intro from us about why it’s special.

Discover new books and authors

Books with character

Discover new fiction and have fun while doing it. We only send books that we love and we know you will too.

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Rare Birds Book Subscription Gift - Direct


You give us their address and tell us when you'd like the subscription to start, then we take care of the rest.

When you check out, we'll ask you for their email address, but don't worry. We'll never email them before the subscription begins - the secret is safe with us.

Rare Birds Book Subscription Gift - Postal Gift Card

Gift Card

We mail a gift card to you for you to give to your loved one so there's a gift for them to unwrap.

They use the redeem code to start their subscription whenever suits them best.

Rare Birds Book Subscription Gift - Digital Voucher

Digital Voucher

Sending something from afar? Let's go digital!

You give us their email address and we send a digital voucher directly to their inbox, along with a message from you. Whoever said you weren't thoughtful?



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Rare Birds Testionials

“Rare Birds has been the shove that I so terribly needed to achieve the New Year’s resolution that I planned to make about 8 years ago, and every year since, to read more. It’s a fun, relaxed way to get into reading especially if you’re not sure what to read or where to look for recommendations. I love love love being part of it.”

Louisa Lawson

Rare Birds Testionials

“I’ve reignited my love of reading! As a technology addict I rarely read any more but since signing up I’ve made a habit of reading before bedtime - I’m sleeping better because of it! And who doesn’t LOVE gift wrapped mail?”

Alice Parr

Rare Birds Testionials

“I can honestly say that before Rare Birds I didn’t consider myself a reader. I would read on holiday and I do really like to read instagram captions - but I was not good at sticking to a reading routine. What Rare Birds has done for me is take the hassle out of choosing. I never ever knew where to start and was always influenced by appealing covers, that tended to end in unappealing stories and unfinished books. Since joining Rare Birds I’m more of a ‘reader’ than I’ve ever been.”

Kate McIntosh

Rare Birds Testionials

“Rare Birds has taken the guesswork out of my reading and made it fun again. I look forward to the surprise of unwrapping my book each month and then logging on to finding out everyone's thoughts and chiming in with my own. I've read more books this year than I ever have and RB has left my feeling really pleased with myself for my new hobby and full bookcase.”

Jenna Porteous

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Browse our store

Our online store is packed full of all the books, gifts and merchandise you never knew you wanted until now. Browse our favourite books or take a look at our essential reading list with our bundles. Let us surprise you with our selection of Lucky Dip books or rep the club with our selection of Rare Birds merchandise. It’s all waiting in our store.

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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Heartburn by Nora Ephron

The gift that keeps on giving

Once a month, to be precise.

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