National Book Tokens gift cards

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Buy a gift beyond words online or in-store. National Book Tokens gift cards make the perfect gift for booklovers and readers of all ages.

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Find out how much is left on your gift card, or add a gift card to your mobile wallet for instant book-buying joy on the go.

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Buy and spend our gift cards in hundreds of bookshops across the UK and Ireland, including independents, Waterstones, WHSmith, Blackwell's and Easons.

National Book Tokens Discover: your ultimate destination for all things books

National Book Token Discover

Whether you're a casual reader or your bookshelves are overflowing, you'll discover brilliant book recommendations, fun quizzes and competitions, and more. Plus, sign up to receive our emails and every month you'll be entered to win a £100/€120 National Book Token!

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24 new books to read in 2024

24 new books to read in 2024

To help you pick your upcoming reads, we've featured the best books arriving in bookshops.

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25 summer reads to discover in bookshops

There are hundreds of brilliant bookshops to spend your National Book Tokens in this summer.

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24 children's and teen books coming out in 2024

We've selected the best new children's and young adult books arriving soon.

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Draw your dream pizza

We're giving young booklovers the chance to win Steve Webb's Peng and Spanners and pizza!

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Get one of 100 copies of Frankie by Graham Norton

We're giving 100 booklovers the chance to get an early copy.

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A gothic fairytale based on Bengali folklore

A gothic fairytale based on Bengali folklore

Win a signed copy of Radiya Hafiza's Aya and the Star Chaser and a star projector.

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National Book Tokens gift cards

National Book Tokens: a gift beyond words since 1932

Beloved by generations, National Book Tokens are the only gift cards you can spend in bookshops across the UK and Ireland, as well as online. Available in a range of brilliantly booky designs, with physical and e-Gift cards, personalised gift cards and monthly subscriptions, there's a book token for every reader. What's more, National Book Tokens gift cards don't expire for 8 years from last use. And even if you don't use your card for 8 years, we'll replace it.

Find out how we support reading for everyone, and discover what has made National Book Tokens the best gift for booklovers for more than nine decades.

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Supporting reading for everyone

World Book Day

World Book Day

We've been proud sponsors of the charity that changes lives through a love of books and reading for more than 25 years, helping millions of children choose a book for free – often the first book of their own.

How our sponsorship helps
Read for Good

Read for Good

We support Read for Good, a national charity with the mission to encourage all children in the UK to read for fun – because reading for pleasure is nothing short of life-changing. 

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Book Aid International

Book Aid International

Every purchase of our Book Aid International Book Token helps the charity share the power of books with people around the world who would otherwise have few books, or even no books at all.

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National Book Tokens Discover, the place to be for booklovers.

Sign up today and we'll enter you to win a £100/€120 National Book Token every month!