A carefully chosen book is the perfect Christmas gift and Folio editions are extra special. Whether you choose their favourite author, a much-loved novel, or a book with personal meaning, these editions are designed to take pride of place on bookshelves. Below you’ll find ideas for everyone on your list – from the dreamer to the traveller.
For the dreamer
Illustration by Marie-Alice Harel
The winner of our readers’ poll, and published to celebrate Folio’s 75th anniversary, The Neverending Story will transport readers to Michael Ende’s magical world. Exquisite bookmaking details mimic the author’s description of the mysterious book that is at the heart of this spellbinding story.
For the nostalgist
Few books encapsulate the festive spirit like Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. With its memorable characters and moral messages, this timeless tale is a must-have for anyone who embraces the season. Our newly revised edition has a gorgeous blocked-cloth binding and atmospheric illustrations.
Illustration by Michael Foreman
For the adventurer
Artwork by Brian Stelfreeze
Treat Marvel fans to this sleek and sophisticated edition of Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet. Featuring all 12 issues of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ groundbreaking comic series, this is the ultimate edition of the Super Hero’s adventures.
For the fantasy fan
The fantasy series that has gripped the world, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ began with A Game of Thrones, and has now reached its fifth Folio edition. Designed in series, A Dance with Dragons is a stunning two-volume set featuring stunning colour illustrations, printed endpapers and a striking slipcase.
For the traveller
Photograph © Nigel Meakin
Before mobile phones and GPS made adventure travel infinitely easier, Michael Palin traversed the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic, only flying as a last resort. His epic adventure is told with frankness and humour in Pole to Pole, and this edition includes 24 photographs, newly redrawn maps, and a brilliant new introduction by Palin.
For the thinker
Gift the mysteries of the universe with Michio Kaku’s remarkable Parallel Worlds. Full of incredible images of the cosmos, this is a true story of wonder and possibilities, as Kaku explores the theories of Newton, Einstein and Hawking, alongside his own fascinating discoveries.
Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula (M-16). Composite image from the Hubble Space Telescope, September 2014. (NASA, ESA/ Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))
For the forever young
Copyright © Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 2020.
From The Tale of Peter Rabbit to The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, this exquisite Beatrix Potter treasury collection includes 12 of her best-loved tales. A gorgeous gift for fans of the author and artist, this charming cloth-bound set will evoke delightful childhood memories.