What can I buy?

Want to know what you can buy online at WHSmith? Here's a guide to the over 1 million products we offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does WHSmith's our online range differ from WHSmith stores?

Online we offer over 1 million products including most of the departments you'll find in our Stores.

The key differences between our online and store ranges are:

  • Our online Books range is over 1 million titles so you can order books not available in store.
  • We sell eBooks to download online with Kobo.
  • Our Kobo eReader and accessory range matches the largest choice available in any of our stores.
  • Online we sell magazine subscriptions rather than single issues (most at discounts).
  • Our online Stationery department includes most of the ranges you'll find in store plus ...
    • larger products (filing cabinets),
    • higher value products (fine writing pens) and
    • immediately available downloadable products (legal forms).
  • There are some Stationery items we don't sell online because of age restrictions (some glues and adhesives) and lower priced consumables which are not viable for home delivery (pins, paper clips).
  • Our online Gifts include personalised products and an extended range of experience gifts.

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On the WHSmith website, we give you access to thousands of books currently in print in the UK.

We can't stock every book, so we get some of our range by contacting the publisher to get it in for you. You'll be shown on the book's product page how long we expect that it will take to get it.

On each book's product page you will see:

  • book title
  • author name
  • publisher name
  • ISBN
  • publication date
  • book binding, eg hardback, paperback or clothbound
  • synopsis (where possible)
  • cover image (where possible)
  • customer reviews
  • availability

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We have partnered with Kobo to offer over 2 million eBooks, including over 1 million Free titles. Kobo's eBooks can be read on almost all eReading devices.

Search and browse to find an eBook at and we will pass you over to Kobo to complete your purchase.

Find out more on the eBooks help page.

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We offer the complete range of Kobo's eReaders and tablets

Find the right eReader for you or as a gift with comprehensive details on each eReader including videos.

We also offer the widest choice of accessories so that you can personalise your eReader.

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From art, architecture and design to women's interest, we have over 2000 magazine titles. You can make big savings on magazine subscriptions for 6, 12 or 24 months.

We also sell magazine subscription gift packs which come in a presentation pack and make an ideal present. You can choose between a single title or a themed selection, such as fishing, golf or cookery. You pay for the gift pack and the recipient registers the subscription online.

Not all magazines are available in gift pack format, so check before you order.

Find out more about registering gift packs

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Stationery and Office

We stock stationery for your home, school and office needs.

On each stationery product page you will see:

  • product description
  • specification - size, weight and colour
  • images to help you choose
  • estimated dispatch time

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Cards, Invites and Gift Wrap

  • Greeting cards
  • Invitations
  • Notecards
  • Thank you cards
  • Wedding Stationery
  • Wrapping and accessories

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Photo Albums and Frames

We sell Personalised Photo Books, Photo Albums, Photo Frames and Photo Mounts

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Choose from our wide range of Filofax in sizes, colours and finishes to suit you.

We also sell diary refills, a range of specialist pages and accessories such as pens.

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Art and Craft supplies

  • Art Paper and Card
  • Art Portfolios
  • Art Sets and Kits
  • Art Tools and Accessories
  • Artist Pens and Pencils
  • Brushes
  • Canvases
  • Charcoal and Pastels
  • Children's Art and Craft
  • Craft
  • Easels
  • Paint
  • Sketch Books and Pads

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Toys and Games

  • Card Games
  • Educational Toys
  • Board Games
  • Jigsaws
  • Puzzles
  • Toys

The big brands and latest children's characters are here.

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Choose from gift ideas including:

  • personalised gifts
  • experience gifts
  • gift vouchers

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Electricals & PC Accessories

We stock all sorts of PC accessories and electronics, including:

  • Calculators
  • Computer accessories
  • Data storage
  • Electronic dictionaries, thesauri, translators and crossword solvers
  • Laminators
  • Lamps and fans
  • Printers
  • Shredders
  • Software and PC security

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