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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
Get started on the fabulous ukulele this Christmas
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
Featuring Hayley Atwell, plus a history of the nose flute and lovely socks for winter… Read more
Featuring Stewart Lee, the art of pilgrimage and trepanning…. Read more
Featuring Julian Barratt on making a movie, Nina Lyon on psychedelics and the tragic life of Mary Wollstonecraft… Read more
Featuring Sally Phillips, plus a history of witchcraft, Tim Lott on therapy and Michael Palin… Read more
Everyone should work for themselves. But don’t cashflow forecasts, tax returns and P&Ls all… Read more