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The reading list. Sorted. 

Food. Rent. Travel. The occasional beverage. It all adds up. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that students need books, but with so many other things to balance they’re often the last thing on many students’ minds – and that’s where we come in!

National Book Tokens are ideal for students; they can only be spent on books, so are a great way to help budget for those expensive course texts.

Not to mention that they can be spent everywhere - in thousands of bookshops across the UK & Ireland, from large chains to local independents. They can also be spent online and on eBooks at Blackwell's.

Nominate your favourite student to win a 4 year supply!

Know a student in desperate need of some new books? Nominate them (or yourself!) to win £1,000/€1,100 of National Book Tokens - enough to cover every book they'll ever need. If you win, not only will their reading list be sorted, you'll also get a £50/€60 National Book Tokens gift card for yourself to say thanks (although we're sure they'll remember to do that too).


Congratulations to this year's winner, Charlotte Small, who is in her first year studying History at the University of York!

Charlotte says that the Book Bursary "has come at the best time ever". She wants to spend her £1,000 of National Book Tokens on books recommended for her course, and has a special interest in Russian history, so will revel in buying books about this period. She's also "keen to introduce her cousins to the joy of reading" and will be treating them to some surprise books. Enjoy spending your National Book Tokens, Charlotte!

Winner of the 2018 Book Bursary


Terms and conditions

Prizes: 1 x £1000/€1100 National Book Tokens for the nominated student + 1 x £50/€60 National Book Tokens gift card for the named entrant. 

  • By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  • The competition closes on Sunday 21st October 2018 at 23:59.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association, Book Tokens Ltd and employees of participating bookshops.
  • All entrants must be over the age of 13 to enter. 
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person; any subsequent entries after the first will be invalid.
  • To be eligible to win, the nominated student must be aged 16 or over and in full or part time education at a recognised learning establishment, or on a recognised apprentice scheme. The decision as to who is or is not a qualifying student will be taken by National Book Tokens whose decision is final, and if you enter for someone who doesn't meet these criteria your entry will not be valid.
  • By entering, entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd using their details in post-competition publicity.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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