Christmas 2022 – Last Order Dates

*Updated 2 November 2022*

See also our general Delivery page for prices and delivery estimates.

The following last order dates are a guide for in stock books, based on advice from our carriers. Please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment and before midday (GMT) on the dates listed. We will still send orders after these dates but they are less likely to arrive before Christmas.

We try to update order statuses as quickly as possible, although in busy times there can be a delay. If you have received an order confirmation email rest assured your order will be processed and despatched as soon as possible. 

Note that European dates are given in the hope that we will be able to resume deliveries, although at the time of writing they are suspended (see Delivery). However, our books are available from sellers inside the EU – for example Amazon and eBay – please order from these marketplaces instead.

United Kingdom

Last order date*Delivery serviceNotes
Monday 19 DecemberStandard (Free Delivery)
Tuesday 20 DecemberPremium
Wednesday 21 DecemberSpecial Delivery / Courier
*Place order before midday on date listed.

International Courier Services

Last order date*Destination
Friday 16 DecemberUSA
*Place order before midday on date listed.

International Standard

Last order date*DestinationNotes
Thursday 6 OctoberBritish Virgin Islands, Dominica and AnguillaDeadline passed
Wednesday 30 NovemberAustralia and New Zealand
Thursday 1 DecemberChina
Friday 2 DecemberAll remaining Caribbean destinations
Tuesday 6 DecemberAfrica, Asia (except China), Central and South America, Far East and Middle East
Wednesday 7 DecemberCyprus and MaltaNon-EU only*
Thursday 8 DecemberGreece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and TurkeyNon-EU only*
Friday 9 DecemberAustria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USANon-EU only*
Tuesday 13 December *Belgium, France and LuxembourgNon-EU only*
* Please note that European dates are given in the hope that we will be able to resume deliveries, although at the time of writing they are suspended (see Delivery). Place order before midday on date listed

International Economy

Once posting dates for International Economy have passed, if you require pre-Christmas delivery please look at International Standard instead.

Last order date*DestinationNotes
Monday 12 SeptemberAll non-European destinations (unless listed below)Check International Standard above
Friday 14 OctoberMiddle East, Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South AfricaCheck International Standard above
Monday 31 OctoberCanada and USACheck International Standard above
Thursday 24 NovemberCyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, TurkeyNon-EU countries only (see note below)
Friday 25 NovemberWestern EuropeNon-EU only*
* Please note that European dates are given in the hope that we will be able to resume deliveries, although at the time of writing they are suspended (see Delivery). Place order before midday on date listed.

International HM Forces Mail

Last order date*DestinationNotes
Friday 25 NovemberAirmail to Operational HM Forces
Friday 2 DecemberAirmail to Static HM Forces
*Place order before midday on date listed