Personalized Classic Books for Men

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Personalized classic novels for men - a special gift for that special hero in your life. For the man who loves classic movies... Make him the hero in a timeless classic book. A unique customized gift.

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Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective hunts for clues in twelve cases ranging from international intrigue to domestic disputes. Now you can delve into these classic mysteries yourself by portraying Sherlock Holmes, loyal friend, Dr. Watson, or even elusive, beautiful Irene Adler.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie's debut mystery, now featuring you in the role of her most famous detective Hercule Poirot! Or perhaps you'd like to act as the stalwart narrator, Lieutenant Hastings? It's up to you in this captivating tale of murder-by-poisoning at an isolated manor in the British countryside. A classic mystery for would-be detectives everywhere!

Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera is the timeless, haunting story involving a twisted musical genius and his obsessive love for a beautiful opera singer. Now you can portray innocent heroine Christine, her noble protector Raoul, or even the tormented Phantom himself. Perfect for fans of the many movie adaptations and Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical .


Bram Stoker's immortal novel of gothic horror lets you confront -- or become -- the infamous Count Dracula yourself in literature's most famous vampire tale. Visit Transylvania and discover the haunting secrets of the undead!

Treasure Island

One of the most thrilling pirate adventures of all time -- is now available in a personalized edition. Imagine starring as the young boy who climbs aboard the Hispaniola with Long John Silver and his band of mutineers!

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale features both swashbuckling action and important lessons about responsibility, greed, bravery and loyalty in a timeless saga of seafaring excitement. Treasure Island is perfect for the boys on your shopping list.

Robin Hood

This enduring classic version of the legendary noble outlaw is now available as a personalized novel starring you or the lucky children in your life. Explore Sherwood Forest and help the poor find justice while evading the evil Sheriff of Nottingham!

Kids and adults alike can imagine themselves as Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John, and more! The personalized edition of Robin Hood will be treasured forever.

The Young Adventurers Collection

Step into these classic tales and begin the adventure of a lifetime alongside your friends! Book By You's one-of-a-kind compilation The Young Adventurers Collection features three personalize-able characters -- our intrepid hero, a friend who lends a helping hand, and a princess in need of rescue, all of whom make this journey one you'll want to take again and again.

The Secret Adversary

Agatha Christie's beloved mystery, starring the incomparable Tommy Beresford and Tuppance Cowley, gets personal. You and a friend become Agatha's tenacious investigators, and find Jane Finn and her treaty papers before a fringe communist group. Follow in their footsteps as Tommy and Tuppance face friend, foe, and many a dead end on their harrowing quest to save a nation.

Peter Pan

Introducing Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie's enduring classic is now available as a personalized novel. Fly off to Neverland to meet the Lost Boys, magic fairies, and of course, pirates!

Kids can imagine themselves as Peter Pan, Wendy, or even Tinker Bell. Even parents can join in! Our leads save the princess Tiger Lily and do battle with fierce pirates... including the infamous Captain Hook. The personalized edition of Peter Pan will be treasured forever.

Purchase Dracula ebook.
All books are available in paperback, hardcover and ebook editions.
"A world-renown horror story made all the more refreshing with the inclusion of me and my friends. Truly awesome."

Brad G., Flowood, MS

"Dracula was one of my favorites in my teen years, so my parents surprised me with the BookByYou version. My love of the original stands, but the personalized version strikes a whole new chord."

Christy W., Shelbina, MO

Purchase Treasure Island paperback.
Peter Pan & the lost bost boys. Who will be your TinkerBell?
"My son is not a huge reader and we forgot how long Treasure Island is - he read all 300 pages over the weekend! Maybe it was the pirate eyepatch and bandana we got him to go with the book ; ) Your books really do motivate kids to read!"

Jim C., Sarnia, ON

"This story is so much fun. I remember my grandfather reading it to me when I'd spend weekend at his farm as a kid. My husband has never read it, so I'm putting him in the BookByYou version. I know he'll love it as much as I do."

Tatiana Z., Salt Lake City, UT

Purchase Sherlock Holmes hardcover.
Agatha Christie - Tommy & Tuppance investigative team
"We were having problems selecting a gift for our teen grandson but know he's a ravenous reader. His personalised edition of Sherlock Holmes arrived quickly and was a huge hit! Thanks to one-and-all at Book By You!"

Clark F., Devon, UK

"This is a must-have for any Sherlockian. It's indescribably satisfying to read about yourself solving mysteries with uncanny deductive powers. What a blast!"

Jayson V., Nantucket, MA