Because finding a good book can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack
Haystack Books offers superb titles from new modern authors as well as a huge number of the finest classics ever written. We also offer learning guides in literature, philosophy, art and poetry. All our members receive full access to all our books and all our learning guides, and those that sign up today will receive one additional free full membership that they can gift to a friend or family member.
The great thing about Haystack Books is that you can use our books and learning guides in whichever way you choose. Maybe you simply wish to gain books and not follow any of our learning guides, or maybe you wish to follow the philosophy guide but not the literature guide, or maybe you just want to sign up in order to gift a free membership to a friend or family member - the choice is entirely yours.
Membership is available on a worldwide basis. A 1 year membership is £20 GBP. Your membership will last 12 months from the date of your sign up. We accept almost all other currencies - our sign up section includes a currency converter that allows you to see how much you will be charged in your own currency.
Please read the small amount of information below to find out more.
Haystack Books offers superb titles from new modern authors as well as a huge number of the finest classics ever written. Our books can be read on an e-reader, PC, tablet or Mac, so don't be put off signing up just because you don't have an official e-reader or because you are not currently a digital reader. Many people who have never thought they would enjoy reading digitally find that after just a few days it becomes as natural as reading books in their traditional format.
Membership lasts for one year from the day you sign up and any book you download in that time is yours for life. There is also no limit to the number of books you can download. Books expertly formatted with beautiful front covers especially designed for Haystack Books are available immediately after signing up.
So what books can you access with membership? Click on modern or classic to find out more.
Our learning guides are split into four parts, Literature, Philosophy, Art and Poetry. The guides are updated and designed to be read on a month by month basis, so by reading just a little each month you can build up a great level of knowledge in whichever field you wish.
We estimate that the reading involved in all the learning guides takes approx. 4 hours each month (excluding the books themselves). These materials can be downloaded and read in your own time.
Our learning guides are expertly designed and all team members involved in the creation of these learning guides have completed a post-graduate or doctoral degree from a university ranked in the world's top 100*. These learning guides don't involve any examinations or tests, they are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Please note: It does not matter what date in the year you sign up, you will still receive all the materials and can follow the normal progression of the materials through your 1 year membership.
*QS World Rankings
Every month each learning guide contains,
An in-depth analysis of a particular author
An in-depth analysis of 2 of the books we provide
An in-depth analysis of a major theme in philosophy
An analysis of 2 classic philosophical papers
A piece of artwork every day (averaged as daily over the course of a month) and a short introduction about the piece
The opportunity for members to submit their own artwork, including photographic work (if these are published they are in addition to the daily piece of artwork)
A featured poem every day (averaged as daily over the course of a month)
The opportunity for members to submit their own poems (if these are published they are in addition to the daily piece of poetry)