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Win a £250/€250 National Book Token for an awesome young adult

Young adults don't just need books, they love books. They love seeing themselves in the stories they read and discussing their favourite characters with friends. They love books that enable them to experience empathy, understanding, and inclusivity. They love books that are fun and help them to relax, and books that help them learn to do things for themselves. That's where National Book Tokens come in.

Whether they're obsessed with fantasy novels or Victorian literature, are studying at school or university, or are in need of the perfect veggie recipe book, National Book Tokens empower young people to choose just the right books for them – whatever their vibe!

This year, we gave you the chance to win one of five £250/€250 National Book Tokens for someone aged 16 to 24. We've announced the lucky winners below!

Win a £250/€250 National Book Token for an awesome young adult

Young adults love books

Congratulations to this year's winners!

  • Katie, 19 from Hertfordshire, whose favourite books are Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall and Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron. She's currently studying games design and animation at university. 
  • Chloe, 23 from Yorkshire, who loves Binding 13 by Chloe Walsh, One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig, and Haunting Adeline by H.D Carlton. Chloe works full-time in the nursing industry, and loves fresh coffee, browsing bookshops, and reading.
  • Jake, 17 from Scotland, whose favourite book is Alone With You in the Ether by Olivie Blake. He also loves climbing, guitar, and playing the cello!
  • Emelia, 18 from Canterbury, whose favourite book is Little Women, but who's currently reading the Inheritance Games trilogy. Emelia's favourite bookshop is Foyles, and she's currently studying engineering.
  • Lucy, 22 from Scotland, who enjoyed The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink. Lucy is currently studying maths at university and hopes to go into accounting. Her absolute favourite bookshop in the world is King's Bookshop in Callander.

Win a £250/€250 National Book Token for an awesome young adult


National Book Tokens gift cards

Why National Book Tokens?

  • People are more likely to read books they've chosen for themselves.
  • There's a book token for every young person: regular gift cards in a variety of fun designs, e-Gift cards, personalised gift cards, Bookily gift cards, and our luxury Editions gift card.
  • National Book Tokens are printed on sustainable FSC-certified board instead of plastic*.
  • We support local bookshops across the UK and Ireland and encourage reading for pleasure for everyone.
  • Plus, our gift cards remain active for 8 years (and we replace inactive gift cards that have money left on them!), and can be spent with bookshops online.

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Terms and Conditions

5 people will each receive a £250/€250 National Book Tokens gift card

  • No purchase necessary.
  • By entering this competition, you also agree to the Website Terms and Conditions. If you opt-in to receive emails from National Book Tokens, you also agree to the Caboodle Terms and Conditions.
  • Opening date: Tuesday 19th September 2023.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Sunday 22nd October 2023.
  • Eligibility: the nominated young adult must be aged 16-24 as of 22nd October 2023.
  • We will ask for confirmation of age before the prize is dispatched. 
  • Only one entry per entrant will be accepted. Entrants may nominate themselves. 
  • The nominated young adult may be nominated more than once by different entrants, but may not win more than one prize. 
  • The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and the Republic of Ireland except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over. 
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the closing date. In the event of a winner not responding after 28 days, the Promoter reserves the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details and the young adult's details, in post-competition publicity. The details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving the Promoter’s communications due to their spam filter, accidental deletion, incorrect email provided, or for any other reason. In the event of this, the Promoter is unable to provide compensation.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving their prize once it has been dispatched. On a case-by-case basis, the Promoter will do their best to compensate the winner but regretfully this may not always be possible.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd., 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.


*You may find older plastic gift cards in shops as we encourage retailers to use remaining stock rather than destroy it. At present, personalised gift cards cannot be printed on paper board. National Book Tokens and Bookily gift cards can be topped-up and reused rather than thrown away.

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