Newest Review: ... of books within a year. I normally shy away from these sorts of book clubs, the Folio Society however is an exception for me. I have only ... more
Member Name: stacey10304
Advantages: Beautifully bound and illustrated books from a great publishing company that really values customers
I have an addiction to books - I love books, all kinds of books - and I have a massive collection. many of these Folio editions, which are some of my most prized possessions!
The Folio Society is a publisher which produces beautiful editions of some of the worlds best loved books. Their editions are beautifully bound and illustrated and highly collectable. They have been publishing books since it was founded in 1947 by Charles Ede and they are still going strong today, producing high quality, beautiful and suberbly illustrated books.
Purchasing books from the Folio Society requires a membership, which requires you to purchase a certain amount of books within a year. I normally shy away from these sorts of book clubs, the Folio Society however is an exception for me. I have only been a member for a year, but it was well worth it. I would advise you however to make sure you can afford and are able to adhere to the subscription policies before you are tempted to sign up and take advantage of their fantastic offers and beautiful books.
Which brings me to the special offers - the Folio Society nearly always have an amazing deal on through which you can get half price or even completely free books. How is it free I hear you say if you have to buy so many books a year? Well if like me you collect books anyway and spend a considerable of your annual income on books - then yes - these things are indeed free. For example, if you join Folio Society at the minute, you can purchase The Complete Pictoral Guides by A. Wainwright for the bargain price of £19.95 rather than £159.90 - and yes it does really cost that much usually! AND you also get the beautiful leatherbound Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus for free (usually £59.95 to buy)! This is just one of a range of new member offers you can choose from - so you can certainly see why this is so tempting.
But dont fret - although the books in the offer are highly priced normally, not all Folio Society books are so expensive. They're books start from around £11 all the way up to the hundreds, depending on what your purchasing. So it wont cost you hundreds of pounds to be a member for a year. These special offers arent just available for new members either - there are always freebies and offers for existing members.
Their service is absolutely brilliant and I am always excited to recieve my orders from them. I would highly recommend them to any book collector, or anyone who just enjoys to have nice editions of their favourite books! Without a doubt one of the best publishers out there - especially today where so many books are printed cheaply and look horrible!
Summary: A must for any book collector