You found our bonus clue!

Solve the curious riddle below and we'll pick one bookworm to win a bundle of books and a Books Are My Bag tote every week until Christmas.

I've a forest within but no trees to be spied;
Travellers are welcome, no passports required.
I can offer the past or the future, you choose -
Find your teacher or mentor, your prophet or muse.
I have many volumes yet often I'm hushed,
My stillness a refuge - in me you can trust.
In me you'll meet heroes, adventurers, spies,
Lovers and lawyers and gods - what am I?

Once you've worked out the riddle, enter the competition below. We'll contact one lucky Caboodler each week (five winners in total) to win a selection of five fantastic books, selected by the booklovers at National Book Tokens, in a classic Books Are My Bag tote bag.

BOOKS ARE MY BAG is a nationwide campaign run to celebrate bookshops. It comprises of Bookshop Day (October), Independent Bookshop Week (June) and the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. At the centre of the campaign is the iconic tote bag. Since the campaign launched, more than one million people have worn the bags to show their love for their local bookshop. Find a bookshop near you.

5 Caboodle Points


What am I?

This competition is due to start on 14/11/2019

Terms and Conditions

5 x winners will each receive a selection of five books chosen by the team at National Book Tokens

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Winners will be picked from all entrants as of 21st November, 28th November, 5th December, 12th December, and 19th December (one each week)
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 19th December 2019.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and 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.
  • 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.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • 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 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.

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