Shop The Works Books
The key to buying books at The Works is to understand what it does best. Instead of worrying about the latest in trendy cookbooks and high-concept literary fiction, The Works focuses on popular genre books at low prices.
On the fiction front, that means a great selection of romance, crime, fantasy and horror, as well as modern editions of classic novels (budget-conscious English students, take note).
As for non-fiction, where do we start? You'll find loads of biography and history, as well as practical and inspirational books on hobbies and interests, from gardening and DIY to cookery and painting.
Reference works range from modern languages to accounting, and you can also get great prices on bookshelf essentials such as dictionaries.
Whatever you're shopping for, look out for The Works' regular multibuy offers ‚Äď you can find them listed under the Books section of the main menu, or under The Works sales tab. For an extra discount, just use The Works voucher code on your order.
Top children‚Äôs authors
If you're a parent, you'll know there is nothing better than watching your little ones (and not-so-little ones) fall in love with a new book. Whether they're taking their first steps with sturdy board books or devouring young adult fare such as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, you‚Äôll find something for them at The Works ‚Äď and in some cases you'll pay 80% less than RRP.
You might be surprised by some of the big names you'll find here too. The Works has novels by Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl, as well as sets devoted to favourite characters such as Paddington and Horrid Henry.
Looking for something more hands-on? You'll also find loads of interactive and activity books, packed with flaps to lift, sounds to play and stickers to mess around with. You'll find those stickers all over the house, but that's part of the fun.
Join the art and craft club
The Works also has a huge selection of art and craft supplies. We're not just talking bags of glitter and coloured pencils here ‚Äď dig around in the Art & Craft section and you'll find discounts on some serious kit, including adjustable easels, large-scale canvases and high-quality paper for sketching and watercolour painting.
In fact, it's a one-stop shop for hobbyists, with special sections for Knitting, Papier Mache, Model Making and more, and masses of fabrics, beads and other materials to choose from. If you're introducing the kids to arts and crafts, look out for deals on activity kits and child-safe paints, including those no-mess magic painting books that parents love.
If your home office is feeling a little bare and tired, head to The Works for a pocket-friendly stationery refresh. There are superb prices on essentials such as notebooks, diaries, paper and pens, as well as files and folders to help you stay organised.
You'll even find large corkboards and whiteboards for under ¬£10 ‚Äď perfect for pinning vital documents or planning out the coming month. Stationery doesn't have to be about work, though. Look in the Journals and Diaries sections for stylish ways to record your personal thoughts and appointments, or head to Cards and Wrap for those little extras that make a gift even more special. There are more funky, colourful products in the Kids' Stationery and School Stationery sections, which are also packed with great-value classroom basics like pencil cases, rulers, rubbers and highlighters.
Find fun and entertainment
It's time to get to the really fun stuff. The Works toys and games section is for puzzle lovers, party planners, board gamers, and frazzled parents struggling to keep pace with the latest crazes.
The Works is good at keeping up with current trends ‚Äď when slime was big, it had a whole page devoted to it ‚Äď but it also offers great prices on tried-and-tested formats, including action figures from popular film and cartoon series, and all-time classic games such as snakes and ladders, Monopoly and Risk.
There are sections for snuggly soft toys, cool construction kits, and educational toys that help kids get to grips with spelling, geography, music and more. And when the weather starts to heat up, you can head to the Outdoor Play page to stock up on garden games, paddling pools and sports equipment.
Simple shopping and delivery
Shopping with The Works couldn‚Äôt be easier. Once you‚Äôve chosen your items, you'll get a range of delivery and collection options at checkout. Orders over ¬£20 qualify for free standard delivery, but UK mainland customers can also pay a bit more for next day delivery.
If you're placing a lower-value order, try the free click and collect service, which is available at hundreds of The Works stores and has no minimum order value. You can also make more of your purchases by signing up for a The Works reward card.
Every eligible purchase earns you points, which you can turn into vouchers to spend online or in store. Add the Together Rewards card to your online basket and then register it to get started. Check terms and conditions before you buy, as reward card purchases might not qualify for The Works cashback or for The Works discount codes.
The Works Popular Products
The Works books are one of the most popular product categories both in-store and online. There are hundreds of fiction, non-fiction, and children‚Äôs books in The Works range, with plenty of The Works vouchers and sales to keep costs low. Other popular categories include Art & Crafts, Stationery, and Toys & Games—try their pens, canvases, scrapbooks, jigsaws and more. Alongside general The Works discount codes, look out for category-specific coupons as these often net you the biggest savings.
If it's your first time shopping with The Works, read on to find the answers to some of the most popular queries from other customers. You‚Äôll be on your way to getting cashback and enjoy The Works promo codes in no time.
Where is my local The Works store?
You can use the Store Locator tool on the website to find your nearest store, or shop online from any location in the UK and Ireland. A click and collect service is available at 430 stores nationwide.
Where is The Works based?
The Works operates in the UK and Ireland. Its head office, support office and national distribution centre are based in Sutton Coldfield.
How can I contact The Works customer service team?
You can contact The Works by phone, email or post. Check the Contact Us page for up-to-date contact information and an extensive FAQ section.
What is The Works returns policy?
The Works has a standard 30-day window for returns, but you'll need to notify the team within seven days if you want to return a damaged, incorrect or unwanted item. You can take items back to your local store or post them to the warehouse ‚Äď though it's worth noting that items returned to the warehouse will take longer to process. Restrictions apply on certain products, so it's worth going to the website to read the returns policy in full.
Need some inspiration for your next order from The Works online? We‚Äôve got some ideas to help you get started. Don‚Äôt forget to shop through the links on this page to benefit from our The Works cashback offers.
1. Puzzle it out
If you've run out of ideas for filling time on your commute, try putting a book of Sudoku or crossword puzzles in your bag. They don't just kill time ‚Äď they also keep your brain on its toes and give you a real sense of achievement And puzzles aren't just for boring train journeys. When you're facing a rainy weekend indoors, go old-school and break out a classic jigsaw puzzle. These days they come in all shapes, sizes and designs, from traditional images of trains and cottages to the latest children's TV characters. If you're a jigsaw veteran already, look out for deals on 3D sets that'll push your skills to the limit.
2. Tool up for an art class
If you've always wanted to give painting or sketching a go, why not use our offers to help you take the plunge? Kit yourself out with great value paints, canvases, pencils and paper, then get online and look up some local art classes. Even a one-off beginner's lesson will give you enough confidence and knowledge to get started; then you can come back to The Works when you're ready to try out new materials such as charcoal sticks, chalk and watercolour paint. The Art Supplies section also has bulk packages that are just the thing for those embarking on a serious college or university course. Choose from 40-packs of acrylic paints, 10-packs of stretched canvases, and much more.
3. Nail your party planning
If you've been put in charge of a hen party, baby shower or big birthday do, don't panic ‚Äď just open up The Works' Home & Leisure section. There's a whole subsection devoted to party supplies, packed with everything you'd expect ‚Äď balloons, banners, bunting ‚Äď and a few things you might not. Ever thought about adding a pi√Īata to the mix? They're a US tradition that is steadily catching on here, and come in loads of kid-friendly formats, including unicorns and dinosaurs. You'll also find a whole section for LED lightboxes, which make great inexpensive props. Take a look at the Toys & Games section too, which has a range of sweets and party bag fillers for kids' parties.
4. Organise your home
So ‚Äď where are you going to keep all these books, puzzles and art supplies? The Works has you covered there too. Search the site for storage boxes and you'll find masses of options, from simple collapsible boxes to colourful stackable sets. And if you're fighting a constant battle with messy kids' bedrooms, look out for designs featuring characters from popular TV shows and books. After all, the more they like their tidy-up boxes, the more willing they'll be to tidy up (that's the theory, anyway). You can also organise your smaller trinkets in boxes and caddies, and you‚Äôll love the amount of photo frames and albums available too. The industry might have gone digital, but we think they're still a great way of showcasing and organising your favourite snaps.
5. Give the perfect gift
Shopping for someone special? Look for the Gifts for Everyone section under Home & Leisure. There you‚Äôll be able to see gift ideas based on the recipient ‚Äď whether it‚Äôs a grandparent, a teen, a girl or a boy ‚Äď as well as by occasion and category. Once you‚Äôve picked your present, it's time to think about the packaging. The Works' range of gift boxes will help you to disguise the shape of what's inside if you want to throw your recipient off the scent ‚Äď and they're also handy if you're just terrible at wrapping. You‚Äôll also find a vast array of wrapping paper and gift bags, so you‚Äôll never be short of packaging for your presents. Don‚Äôt forget to add a tag and some ribbon to give it a personal touch!