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Win one of four £250/€250 National Book Tokens for someone aged 16-24.

Young adults 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 provide fun and relaxation, and books that help them do things for themselves. That's where National Book Tokens come in.

Whether they can't get enough of graphic novels, are studying for exams, or need the perfect veggie recipe book, National Book Tokens empower young people to choose just the right books for them – whatever their vibe!

Why National Book Tokens?

  • People are more likely to read books they've chosen for themselves
  • There's a gift option to suit every young person, from gift cards – popular designs or personalised – to e-Gift cards and Bookily
  • Our cards are printed on sustainable FSC-certified board instead of plastic*
  • Plus they don't expire for 8 years (and we replace all expired cards!)
  • We support local bookshops across the UK and Ireland, and our gift cards can be spent online

Buy a gift card Use YABOOKS for free delivery over £20!**


*You may find older plastic National Book Tokens 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. All National Book Tokens can be topped-up and reused rather than thrown away.
**Terms and conditions apply.


Nominate someone to win (you can even nominate yourself!)

Simply complete the entry form below.


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Terms and Conditions

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

  • No purchase necessary.
  • By entering this competition, you also agree to the National Book Tokens Terms and Conditions and Caboodle Terms and Conditions.
  • Opening date: Tuesday 20th September 2022.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Sunday 23rd October 2022. 
  • Eligibility: the nominated young adult must be aged 16-24 as of 23rd October 2022.
  • 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 UK and Republic of Ireland residents 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.



Last year's winner

23-year-old Matilde from Edinburgh, nominated by her sister Margarida, won National Book Tokens in 2021. Some of her favourite books are Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura, Osamu Tezuka's Kimba, and the Asterix series.

"We'll definitely have a great time going to the bookshops together and it'll be like Christmas came early!" – Margarida

Non-readers are 28% more likely to report feelings of depression, so we also donated £250 to Young Minds, the leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Find out more at


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