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Discover a wide selection of sport books at tales.as. In the best sports books you can be fascinated by stories from the greatest athletes and their spectacular achievements in their particular sport. You can also read reports from the most exciting sporting events. Finally, you can find good sports books that help you get started with the sport that suits you and gives you inspiration on how you can incorporate more sports into your everyday life. No matter what type of sport you are interested in, you will find your new sports books with us.

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  • - How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    by David Epstein
    £4.99 - 9.49

    Range is the groundbreaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the twenty-first century. Through fascinating stories and vividly explained research, David Epstein demonstrates why, as the world has got increasingly complex, developing range can help us excel.

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    £8.99 - 16.49

    The incredible new novel from international bestseller John Grisham.

  • by Melvin Burgess

    Billy Elliot is growing up in a struggling coal-mining town in Yorkshire. His father wants him to learn to box, like he did, but Billy has other ideas. Encouraged in secret by a local teacher, he's determined to dance his way to a different future ...

  • - The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
    by Prof Steve Peters
    £7.99 - 11.49

    Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:- Recognise how your mind is working- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to beThe Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life. Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.

  • - The New Science of a Lost Art
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    £5.99 - 14.49

  • - The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize
    by Raynor Winn
    £5.99 - 8.99

  • - Secrets of the Sporting Elite
    by Alistair Brownlee
    £12.99 - 18.49

    In his quest to define 'sporting greatness', double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee has spent nearly 4 years interviewing and training with some of the greatest minds in sport to discover what it takes to become - and remain - a champion.

  • - Inspirational lessons from the England manager
    by Gareth Southgate

    So, let's begin writing YOUR STORY - and make it one that truly shines. ____________________'Inspirational and honest - just like the man himself.' BEAR GRYLLS'An inspirational book' THE SUN'It really is a great book ...

  • - Life, Death and the Thrill of the Catch - The Sunday Times Bestseller inspired by the hit BBC TV series
    by Paul Whitehouse & Bob Mortimer
    £6.49 - 17.49

  • by Alastair Humphreys

    Live adventurously, be creative, make a living: How to turn your dream job into a career - going freelance, growing a tribe, planning an expedition, making the time for adventure, finding sponsorship, making social media work for you, finding a publisher for your book, being a better public speaker - and getting paid!

  • by Arsene Wenger
    £4.99 - 19.99

  • - The Great European Hike

  • by Ross Edgley
    £4.99 - 16.49

    Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records. Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body.

  • - Activate Your Potential, Transcend Your Limits
    by Wim Hof
    £9.99 - 14.49

  • by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
    £16.49 - 18.49

    From breathing to inversions to standing poses, this title shows you how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness and how the spine, breathing and body position are all fundamentally linked.

  • - How I Play
    by Kobe Bryant

    The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant-a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time.

  • - The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised
    by Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment and shows you how to realise your own potential for greatness.

  • - The Ultimate Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
    by W Timothy Gallwey
    £3.99 - 7.99

    Improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence. Described by Billie Jean King as her 'tennis bible', Timothy Gallwey's multi-million bestseller, including an introduction from acclaimed sports psychologist Geoff Beattie, has been a phenomenon for players of all abilities since it was first published in 1972. Instead of concentrating on how to improve your technique, it starts from the understanding that 'every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game'. The former is played against opponents on the court, but the latter is a battle within ourselves as we try and overcome self-doubt and anxiety. It is often won or lost before a ball has been hit. Gallwey's revolutionary approach, built on a foundation of Zen thinking and humanistic psychology, will teach you how to develop your concentration, work on your gamesmanship and help you break bad habits. You will also learn how to trust yourself on the court and how to maintain clarity of mind throughout the match, giving you a clear psychological advantage over your opponent. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, The Inner Game of Tennis is essential reading for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. It is guaranteed to change the way you play tennis forever.

  • - A Visual Guide
    by Dave Canterbury

  • by James Milner
    £11.49 - 17.49

    Ever wondered what it's REALLY like to be a Premier League footballer?

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  • - Robbo: Now You're Gonna Believe Us: Our Year, My Story
    by Andy Robertson

    Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool Football Club are champions of England, Europe and the World. 'Robbo: Now You're Gonna Believe Us' is the inside story of their record-breaking season as seen through the eyes of their popular left-back Andrew Robertson, revealing the Anfield dressing room secrets behind their remarkable success.

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  • - The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Formula 1 Designer
    by Adrian Newey
    £12.99 - 19.99

    'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon Hill

  • - the bestselling guide to transforming your body by unlocking your lost evolutionary strength
    by Scott Carney

  • - A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
    by Dave Canterbury

    Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. This valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness.

  • - The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen
    by Christopher McDougall

    Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.

  • - My Autobiography
    by Tyson Fury
    £9.99 - 16.49

  • - The History of Football Tactics
    by Jonathan Wilson

    Jonathan Wilson's modern classic on football tactics has now been updated for its fifth-anniversary edition and includes an analysis of the great Barcelona, arguably the best club side of all time.

  • by Haruki Murakami
    £8.49 - 33.99

    In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, the author began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. This title presents his portrait.


The sport has been and still is a large part of the english culture. However, it is worth remembering the sport in the busy everyday life, as it provides increased well-being both physically and mentally. Therefore, you’ll on this page also find forms of exercise for everybody’s taste with a different intensity level. The most important thing is the movement. That is why we have books on football, handball, cycling, yoga, sailing and much more. So depending on which sport interests you, you will find it here.
As mentioned, playing sports is good for both body and soul, but it can be difficult to get started and find the right sport. Tales' selection of good sports books gives you inspiration on how to get started in sports, whether it is at beginner level or in a more professional way.

Written by experts

The books are written by experts in the field who make a living from playing sports and imparting their knowledge within each of their subject areas. Therefore, you will be dressed by the best if you want to buy your sports books at Tales. Among the most popular sports books are Tony Bellews ‘Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face‘. A great book on 12 Things Boxing Teaches You About Life.

Best sports books

At Tales, we have some of the best sports books on the shelves. They show the more extreme and fascinating side of elite sports. In this literature you can dive into sports stories written by some of the very biggest sports stars, where sport is a very central part of their lives. Characteristic of these sports books, however, is precisely that you can go deeper and get the chance to reach behind the facade and gain insight into the mindset behind a great sports achievement - and not least the costs that it can have on its human front. So if you are interested in sports and exciting sports stories, or want to train yourself, you will find your new sports books with us.

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