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Are discounts available for volume purchases?

Yes, Book Tokens Ltd offer discounts for corporate and public sector customers who wish to use gift cards for rewards and motivation schemes, or as corporate gifts. A minimum order value of £250 or €250 applies. To find out more please click here.

Where are National Book Tokens sold and exchanged?

National Book Tokens Gift Cards are the only book gift cards that are sold and accepted in virtually every bookshop in the UK, including Waterstone's, WHSmith (excl in Airport locations), Blackwell,  Easons (Northern Ireland), John Smith, Foyles and local independent bookshops.

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What can National Book Tokens be exchanged for?

National Book Tokens can be exchanged for all kinds of books, from bestselling new fiction to reference and school textbooks, as well as maps. 

Can National Book Tokens be used to purchase ebooks?

National Book Tokens gift cards can be used to purchase ebooks on the Indie eBook Shop at  These ebooks can be read on most types of ebook reader and with most eReading Apps, however ebooks for Kindle ebook readers can only be bought from Amazon.

Do National Book Token Gift Cards have an expiry date?

If your Gift Card is not used for a period of 24 consecutive months it will expire and you will not be able to use the value on it. It is our current policy to replace expired gift cards (conditions apply). Click here for more information. 

To ensure that a Gift Card remains active, you either need to use it to purchase a book, have it topped up or simply do a balance enquiry

What denominations are National Book Tokens available in?

National Book Tokens Gift Cards are flexible to your needs – any amount from £1 to £250 can be loaded on them which can be spent whenever the recipient wishes. Any remaining balances will remain on the gift card until the holder’s next purchase.

Are there Terms and Conditions of supply?

Yes, National Book Tokens are not supplied for cash resale other than to members of the Booksellers Association of UK and Ireland. For further details please contact Book Tokens Ltd direct.

Do I need to buy a card as well?

National Book Tokens Gift Cards come with a free backing card of the same design, which conveniently folds into a greeting card. 


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