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11 books for Father’s Day

Looking for a Father’s Day gift for an outdoorsy dad, a whisky dad, a biker dad, a foodie dad, a punk dad or just a pure legendary dad? Look no further! We’ve got books to suit all kinds of cool dads.

Read on and let our pick of 11 books for Father’s Day inspire you. All books are available from good bookshops and online, just click on the book’s title to read more and for links to buy.

50 things to do in the wild

50 Things to Do in the Wild

Richard Skrein, £9.99

For the outdoorsy dad. This trusty guide teaches all the essential skills you need to survive in the wild, from building a shelter to making a fire.

too fast to live too young to die

Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die

Andrew Krivine, £30

For any dad who was ever into punk. This hefty volume is packed with over 650 punk and post-punk flyers, posters, record covers and adverts from Andrew Krivine’s huge punk memorabilia collection. Also available as a £275 limited edition deluxe set from

the world of whisky

The World of Whisky

Neil Ridley, Gavin D. Smith and David Wishart, £30

Treat dad to The World of Whisky and a bottle of his favourite tipple. Written by whisky experts, this book aims to show readers how to taste, try and enjoy whisky from around the world.

my cool motorcycle

My Cool Motorcycle

Chris Haddon, £9.99

The pick for biker dad! Celebrating a hundred years of the motorcycle, My Cool Motorcycle charts iconic makes and sought-after classics, along with a cross-section of passionate owners.

everything you know about animals is wrong

Everything You Know About Animals is Wrong

Matt Brown, £9.99

If your dad likes to come up with a good fact-nugget or two, he will love this humorous myth-buster about the animal world. From head in the sand ostriches to cats landing on their feet, this book will set the marvel of the animal word straight.

remarkable road trips

Remarkable Road Trips

Colin Salter, £25

An illustrated collection of 50 of the most spectacular, dangerous and thoroughly memorable road trips from around the world. It’s the perfect book for any dad who dreams of going coast to coast on four wheels.

a cloud a day

A Cloud A Day

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, £20

For any dad who likes, or would benefit from, taking a break to look up at the sky. A Cloud A Day features 365 cloud images, cloud facts, science and trivia, from the Cloud Appreciation Society.

gennaro's fast cook italian

Gennaro’s Fast Cook Italian

Gennaro Contaldo, £20

Send foodie dad to food heaven with Gennaro Contaldo’s Fast Cook Italian. Full of enticing, authentic and, most of all, quick-to-prepare recipes, Gennaro shows how to whip up a delicious Italian feast in 40 minutes or less.

the story of tools

The Story of Tools

Hole & Corner, £20

The book for handy dads with a penchant for tools. The Story of Tools celebrates the beauty and craftsmanship behind the tools of handmade trades, looking at 25 tools through the eyes of those whose craft and livelihood depend on them.

my cool campervan

My Cool Campervan

Jane Field-Lewis and Chris Haddon, £9.99

Does a modern-retro campervan sound like the stuff of dreams for your dad? Then My Cool Campervan is the book for him. Featuring distinctive campervans, memorable locations and classic models.

dad dancing

Dad Dancing

Ian Allen, £7.99

Father’s Day gifting wouldn’t be complete without a book on dad jokes or dad dances. Dad Dancing is a spotter’s guide to the innumerable ways dads can achieve total embarrassment to the rest of their families, whether it’s via ridiculous dancing, experimental facial hair, cringeworthy sportswear or putting his foot in it at funerals.