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25% OFF  ·  All printed guidebooks until 30th June 2017

Cicerone - New Guides For Old

Cicerone offers a unique trade-in scheme to help give you a great time out on the hills.

With the Cicerone exchange scheme you can trade in your old editions in return for a fantastic 50% discount on the latest edition of that title. It doesn’t matter if your book is weather-beaten, battered or barely used – if there’s a more recent edition available then it’s yours at half the price.

So how does it work?

It’s simple, you send us your old guidebook in the post, accompanied by this form. When we receive your book we’ll send you the latest edition at just half the normal price. Please read the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page before sending in your book(s).

Ready to upgrade your Cicerone library? Then follow the three simple steps outlined below.

1. On the Cicerone website, find the page (like the one shown below) for the book you would like to swap.

Cicerone Swap Scheme


2. Details of the current edition (highlighted by the red box in the image above) are given on the left hand side of the screen, beneath the cover image. Please check the information against the edition and publication date of your guidebook to ensure that your book is in fact an earlier edition.

Not sure how to check which edition your guidebook is?

The edition and publication date can be found in the information at the beginning of all of our books. This can usually found in the first few pages before the contents page. If more than one date and edition is listed then the latest date listed (highlighted by the red box in the image below) is the one that applies to your guide.


Please note that an earlier publication date does not necessarily mean that your guide is an earlier edition – it may just have been reprinted at a later date. If you are at all unsure, please do not hesitate to ring us for more advice (but do make sure to do this before you send off your guides).

3. Check that a new edition for the guidebook you would like to swap is available - please do this before you send us your guides. If you are at all unsure, don't hesitate to contact us to find out more.

Terms and Conditions


Can I send in any Cicerone guidebook?

  • Yes, as long as a later edition of the book has been published, and is currently available. Before you send off your books, please check on the Cicerone website that there a more recent edition of the title is available to order.
  • For more information on how to check the edition of your guide, see the step-by-step instructions above. If you are at all unsure, don't hesitate to contact us to check the details.

What if my guide has been reprinted?

  • This offer only applies if a new edition of your guide has been published. If your guide has been reprinted that does not necessarily mean that there is a later edition, even if the publication date has changed. For more information on how to check the edition of your guide, see the step-by-step instructions above.

Is there a limit to how many guides I can exchange?

  • You can trade in as many different titles as you like. However you may only return one-for-one on a like-for-like basis.



I'm ready to send in my old guidebooks, what do I do now?


  • Complete this form, and send it to us along with the guidebook(s) you would like to swap. Full address details can be found on the form.
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