We love bookshops

National Book Tokens are the only gift cards that can be bought and spent in bookshops across the UK and Ireland. We celebrate bookshops everywhere and the invaluable role they play in local communities through our support of industry campaigns.

Other ways we support reading
High street bookshops
Newcomer of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

This award is given to new bookshops based on their first full year of National Book Tokens sales and redemptions, both of which are a measure of how well they are engaging with local booklovers.

This year's winner
Readers Awards

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

We're the proud sponsors of the only book awards curated by bookshops and chosen by readers like you! This year's shortlists will be announced on 10th October.

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Find a bookshop

Find a bookshop near you

National Book Tokens can be bought and spent in hundreds of bookshops across the UK and Ireland, from brilliant local independents to the biggest national chains.

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Ask a bookseller

Ask a Bookseller

Ask our guest booksellers for their tips, and discover their favourite picks – because bookshops are the best place to go for book recommendations!

Find your next read
Books to read

Need inspiration?

We've got recommendations for every kind of reader, brought to you by guest authors, booksellers and our book-loving team, and available in bookshops everywhere.

Explore our lists
Win a gift card

Win a gift card

Sign up for our emails and every month you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a £100/€120 National Book Token to spend in your favourite bookshop!

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