Spend a gift card online with UK and Irish bookshops

Spend online in the UK



Buying books from Bookshop.org financially benefits independent bookshops across the UK. Simply select your local bookshop and view their curated book lists or browse the website's full range.

Find a bookshop to browse


LoveReading's online bookstores donate 25% of each book's cover price to a school of your choice, for the school to spend on books. Even if you don't nominate a school, 10% of your spend is donated to schools in need.



Spend online at Blackwell's, the largest specialist academic bookseller in the country, which opened in Oxford in 1879 and has 16 branches across the UK.

Visit blackwells.co.uk


Spend online at Foyles, known for its  selection, expertise and passion for books, with seven shops in England.

Visit foyles.co.uk


Spend online at Hatchard's, London’s oldest bookshop, established in 1797 by John Hatchard.

Visit hatchards.co.uk


Spend online at Waterstones, the national bookshop chain with more than 300 bookshops.

Visit waterstones.com

Spend online in Ireland



Spend online at Bookstation, a leading Irish bookshop with 19 stores that has operated since 1985.

Visit bookstation.ie


Spend online at O'Mahony's, a family business founded in 1902 in Limerick by J.P. O'Mahony.

Visit omahonys.ie


Spend online at Blackwell's, which accepts Euros and features thousands of books.

Visit blackwells.co.uk
Independent bookshop

Spend online with more independent bookshops

For a specialist or curated range of books online, or to support local bookshops without leaving the house, spend your National Book Token at a number of independent bookshops. Browse the full list below.

UK independents

Bag of Books – Lewes, East Sussex (children's)

Bert's Books – Swindon, Wiltshire

Bookbugs and Dragon Tales – Norwich, Norfolk (children's)

Book-ish – Crickhowell, Wales

Bookseller Crow on the Hill – Crystal Palace, London

Bookwagon – Watford, Hertfordshire (children's)

Brick Lane Bookshop – Tower Hamlets, London

The Celtic House – Isle of Islay, Scotland

Chapter One Loftus – North Yorkshire

Darling Reads – Horbury, West Yorkshire

Drake - The Bookshop – Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Ebb & Flow – Chorley, Lancashire

Evangelical Book Shop – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Five Leaves Bookshop – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

High Street Books & Records – High Peak, Derbyshire

The Grove Bookshop – Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Gwisgo Bookworm – Aberaeron, Wales

John Carpenter Bookshop – Queenhithe, London

Madhatter Bookshop – Wantage, Oxfordshire

Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights – Bath, Somerset

Mostly Books – Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Nickel Books – Sittingbourne, Kent (children's)

Outwith Books – Glasgow, Scotland

Padstow Bookseller – Padstow, Cornwall

Pages of Hackney – Hackney, London

Picaresque Books – Dingwall, Scotland

The Portobello Bookshop – Edinburgh, Scotland

Quokka Bookstore – Kirkaldy, Scotland

Rossiter Books – Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth & Leominster

Stanfords – London & Bristol

Storysmith – Bristol

Village Books – Dulwich, London

The Watermill – Aberfeldy, Scotland

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop – Nailsworth, Gloucestershire


Irish independents

The Company of Books – Dublin, Ireland

Gutter Bookshop – Dublin, Ireland

Tales for Tadpoles – Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Click and collect, or arrange a local delivery

National Book Tokens gift cards don't expire for 8 years after the last time they were used (including checking the gift card balance), so you have loads of time to spend yours.

Browse instore or ask your favourite bookshop about using National Book Tokens for collection or delivery. Many indies accept National Book Tokens over the phone, social media, or by email – they just need your gift card number and PIN. You can also use your gift cards for click and collect from your local Waterstones.

5 great reasons to support local bookshops

  1. Bookshops provide local jobs and are a vital part of the local community.
  2. Booksellers are real readers with a real passion for books who provide superb book recommendations.
  3. All bookshops, big and small, are magical places and the high street wouldn't be the same without them.
  4. Bookshops enable you to discover books you never knew you were looking for.
  5. They're the best place to buy and spend National Book Tokens.
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