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 ...
    • higher value products (fine writing pens),
    • more choice and value bulk packs 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)
  • We are able to offer a range of furniture for your office.
  • 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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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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Computing & Electricals

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

  • Audio
  • Batteries and Chargers
  • Computer Accessories
  • Data Storage
  • Laminators
  • Lights
  • Printer Paper
  • Printers
  • Shredders
  • Software and PC Security
  • Tablet and Smart Phone Accessories

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We stock a range of furniture and storage for your home office, office, living room, garage and attic, including:

  • Bookcases and Shelving
  • Chairs and Stools
  • Cupboards and Cabinets
  • Desks and Tables
  • Notice boards and Whiteboards
  • Room Dividers
  • Storage Boxes

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Art, Craft and Hobbies

In Art and Craft you'll find all you need to get started or develop your hobby ...

  • 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

We've also got all you'll need for these hobbies ...

  • Collecting
  • Knitting and Stitching
  • Modelling
  • Scrapbooking

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Photo Albums and Frames

We sell Photo Albums, Photo Frames and Photo Mounts

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Cards, Gifts and Party

Choose from gift ideas including:

  • Experience gifts
  • Gift vouchers

Wrap them up with Gift Wrap and accessories

Choose from our range of cards and notelets

  • Greeting cards
  • Invitations
  • Notecards
  • Thank you cards
  • Wedding Stationery

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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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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.

ALL our Magazine Subscriptions come with FREE Delivery to your home.

Find out more about registering gift packs

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We offer family DVDs, Blu-ray and CDs.

In Film & TV you’ll find DVD and Blu-ray from U to PG ratings. We’ve got Disney, comedies, documentaries, TV boxsets and much more.

In Music we offer 10,000s of CDs organised by genre.

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