How to use your National Book Token


Bookshop map of the UK and Ireland

Find a bookshop

Spend a gift card in the hundreds of bookshops that accept them, from Waterstones, WHSmith, Blackwell's and Easons, to brilliant local independents.

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Spend online

There are lots of options for spending your gift card online, so you can browse and shop from home while supporting high street bookshops.

Find an online bookshop



Managing your gift card

For more information about our gift cards, visit our help pages or view our terms and conditions.

Check your balance

Check your balance

Find out how much you have left to spend on your gift card. 


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Protect your gift card

Protect your gift card

Keep your money safe in case your gift card is lost or stolen.


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Add to a digital wallet

Add to a digital wallet

Check your card balance, then follow the steps to add to a wallet! 


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Expired gift card

Expired gift card?

Our gift cards don't expire for 8 years, and we replace expired cards. 


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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!

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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.

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Win a gift card

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