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Spend Christmas listening to some of the greatest music ever written with fresh ears and greater understanding.
Explore the roots of mindfulness and unwind with Tim Lott's excellent guide to Buddhism, Taoism and Zen.
The perfect gift for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics.
Idler calendar 2018
Get started on this wonderfully portable instrument – the perfect gift or simply something fun for you to enjoy this winter.
Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream with our new Idler manifesto colouring sets.
Give the gift of knowledge and wisdom.
A handy and readable guide to Eastern philosophy
A handy and readable guide to Classical Music
A handy and readable guide to main philosophers and schools of Ancient Greece
Signed Hardback First Edition of Tom Hodgkinson's guide to country living, based on ten years living on a Devon smallholding.
"Just do less" is the message of this cheerful parent-centred parenting manual
A handy and readable guide to Eastern philosophy… Read more
A handy and readable guide to Classical Music… Read more
A handy and readable guide to main philosophers and schools of Ancient Greece… Read more
The Idler has gathered a number of its finest writers and speakers to produce a beautiful cloth-bound edition featuring interviews with the newly idle Jeremy Paxman and Tim Burgess, plus essays on Stoicism, English mystic Thomas Traherne and Nietzsche… Read more