Bestselling books to sell at Christmas

By Sharon Fussell, November 11, 2011

So, the nights are really drawing in and Christmas is getting closer, it is vitally important to be prepared as this time of year can be a great opportunity to make money. I have noted that many of my sales have been Christmas related topics. Many of which I bought during the year and held back from listing until a few weeks ago.

It is always worth looking out for good quality books to sell at Christmas no matter what time of year it is.

But, watch out for the following defects:

– Gift inscriptions from previous owner

– Missing CDs or DVDs – if there should be one enclosed in the book make sure it is there

– Damaged Covers – ensure covers are not damaged or creased in any way

Books to sell at Christmas

Here are a few titles that will sell time and time again and are worth looking out for throughout the year to list at Christmas time:

  • Father Christmas Needs a Wee [Paperback] Nicholas Allan (Author) £1.73 +p&p
  • Letters from Father Christmas [Paperback] J. R. R. Tolkien (Author) 44 used & new from £3.54 +p&p
  • The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories [Paperback] Dennis Pepper (Author) 26 used & new from £2.82 +p&p
  • The Legend of the Christmas Stocking: An Inspirational Story of a Wish Come True [Board book] Rick Osborne (Author), Jim Griffin (Illustrator) 1.73 +p&p
  • The Night Before Christmas Pop Up Book [Hardcover] Lee Krutop (Author) 5 used & new from £7.19 +p&p
  • Christmas (Usborne Cloth Books) Fiona Walt (Author), R. Wells (Author) 16 used & new from £2.94 +p&p

Also look for popular cookery books

  • Delia’s Happy Christmas by Delia Smith (Hardcover – 15 Oct 2009) 30 used from £7.33 +p&p
  • Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book (Second Edition): Over 200 Classic Recipes by Mary Berry 8 used from £9.41 +P&P

I am always on the look out for niche titles in all subjects, but craft titles in particular can prove to be good money spinners:

  • Swedish Christmas Crafts by Helene S. Lundberg and Annika S. Hipple (Hardcover – 7 Sep 2008) from £8.37 +p&p
  • Little Book of Heirloom Christmas Tree Decorations (Milner Craft Series) by Jenny Stephenson (Hardcover – 1 Dec 2005) 8 new from £8.08 6 used from £8.08 +p&p
  • Fa la la la Felt by Amanda Carestio (Paperback – 21 Jun 2011) 10 new from £4.69 5 used from £5.98 +p&p
  • Christmas Crafting with Kids by Catherine Woram (Hardcover – 10 Aug 2008) 5 new from £9.15 1 used from £14.99
  • Christmas Crafts: Inspired by the Traditions of Scandinavia by VARIOUS (Hardcover – 28 Aug 2007) 2 new from £8.43 3 used from £6.59

Many people find it difficult to buy for male family members and friends so any useful titles you see that could fit the bill are worth listing:

  • A Gentleman’s Bedside Book: Entertainment for the Last Fifteen Minutes of the Day by Tom Cutler (Hardcover – 30 Sep 2010) 22 new from £5.15 6 used from £3.51
  • 150 Things Every Man Should Know: Telling you the Things Your Best Friend Can’t by Gareth May (Paperback – 5 Nov 2009) 10 new from £6.90 7 used from £9.79
  • Internet Short Stories and Jokes by Harvey Fushman (Paperback – 1 Dec 2005) 12 new from £12.06 7 used from £14.67
  • DOG Gone Christmas: A Cozy Little Murder Mystery by Terry I. Miles (Paperback – 4 Sep 2006) 9 new from £6.64 7 used from £6.63

What do you think?

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