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A gift beyond words
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A gift beyond words

National Book Tokens gift cards enable booklovers to choose the books they want from the bookshops they love. When you give a National Book Token, you're not just giving a book, but the joy of discovery.

Jhalak Prize 2023
Jhalak Prize winners 2023

Celebrating books by British writers of colour

This year's Jhalak Prize winners have been announced. Travis Alabanza's None of the Above has won the Jhalak Prize, while Danielle Jawanda's When Our Worlds Collided has won the Jhalak Children's & YA Prize.

Competitions and recommendations

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Ask a Bookseller

13 books about mental health

Josh Silver – mental health nurse and author of HappyHead – has joined us to recommend 13 books about mental health for adults and teenagers alike.

Create a Villain

Create your own villain and WIN!

We're asking young people to create their own villain for a chance get their character illustrated by Ryan Hammond and win a signed copy of Villains Academy.

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Design a National Book Token competition

From Brit Bennett to Paul Mendez

Ahead of Pride Month in June, we've teamed up with Dialogue Books to give away three bundles of our favourite LGBTQ+ books.

Helen Rutter

Love, betrayal and morality in 1920s Penang

 Win a signed copy of The House of Doors –  the masterful new novel from Tan Twan Eng – and a delicious Malaysian takeaway for two.


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