Christmas 2023 – Last Order Dates

*Updated 24 November 2023*

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
Sunday 17 DecemberStandard (Free Delivery)
Tuesday 19 DecemberPremium
Wednesday 20 DecemberSpecial Delivery / Courier
*Place order before midday on date listed.

International Courier Services

Last order date*Destination
Tuesday 12 DecemberUSA
*Place order before midday on date listed.

International Standard

Last order date*Destination
Tuesday 5 DecemberAfrica, Central and South America, Asia,
Australia, Caribbean, China (People’s Republic),
Far and Middle East, New Zealand
Wednesday 6 DecemberCyprus and Malta*
Thursday 7 DecemberAustria, Belgium, Denmark, Eastern Europe
(except Czech Republic and Poland), France,
Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia,
Spain, Switzerland, Turkey *
Friday 8 DecemberCanada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy,
Poland, Sweden, USA *
* Please note we are not currently despatching to EU countries. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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*Destination
Monday 2 OctoberAll non-European destinations
(except South Africa, Canada,
Middle and Far East, USA)
Friday 13 OctoberMiddle and Far East, Hong Kong,
Singapore, South Africa
Tuesday 31 OctoberCanada and USA
Friday 24 NovemberCyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece,
Iceland, Malta, Turkey*
Monday 27 NovemberWestern Europe*
* Please note we are not currently despatching to EU countries. We apologise for the inconvenience.

International HM Forces Mail

Last order date*DestinationNotes
Monday 27 NovemberAirmail to Operational HM Forces
Monday 4 DecemberAirmail to Static HM Forces
*Place order before midday on date listed