Show us your summer reading pile – plus win a £25/€25 National Book Token every week!

One of the perks of summer is choosing which books to read – whether you're travelling around the country, or enjoying a relaxing staycation at home.

THANK YOU to everyone – more than 1,000 of you! – who shared their summer reading choices with us. View the gallery below to see what everyone's been reading, plus our winners' summer reads.

This summer, we're giving away a £25/€25 National Book Token every week until the end of August. You simply need to add a photo of your summer reads to our gallery below and tell us in a few words where you plan to spend your time reading.

Whether you're planning an exciting city break in Ireland, exploring everything the British countryside has to offer, or relaxing in your own garden, we'd can't wait to see which books you've chosen to take with you!

Plus, discover fantastic bookshops all across the UK and Ireland – and don't forget your National Book Tokens to spend on even more summer reads!

We asked our book-loving colleagues where they planned to read this summer – plus check out photos of their books in our gallery!

"I plan to spend my summer reading in Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens or Princes Street Gardens – all I need is a picnic blanket!" – Stacey 

"I plan to spend my summer reading on some peaceful beaches in Anglesey overlooking the Irish sea. I'll just need lots of iced coffees and I'm all set!" – Tara

"If the kids give me time off, I'll be reading overlooking a lake somewhere, just not sure where yet!" – Alex

"This summer, I’ll be relaxing in my deck chair in my little North London garden, absorbing the rays and admiring the bees in between chapters." – Pippa

"I have just moved to Bristol, so this summer I plan to make the most of Wapping Wharf and Cargo to catch up with my TBR pile." – Emma

"I'll be packing my books for a family holiday to Portsmouth and hoping for some time to read (and if all else fails, the comfy sofa will be waiting for me when we’re back...)." – Lisa

Terms and Conditions

Each week until 25th August, one winner will receive a £25/€25 National Book Tokens gift card

  • Closing date: 11:59pm Wednesday 25th August 2021.
  • Weekly winners will be contacted shortly after 28th July, 4th August, 11th August, 18th August, and 25th August. 
  • Entrants must submit a photo of their summer reading pile. Entrants may submit a maximum of one photo using the entry form. Entries must not be submitted any other way.  
  • Entries need to be submitted the day before winners are chosen in order to be included in that week's prize draw. 
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize. Entrants only need to submit their photo once for it to be counted in all prize draws. 
  • The Promoter reserves the right to select which entries appear in the gallery. Not all entries may be selected to appear.
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • This 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 agree to the Promoter using their details and summer reading photos for competition publicity and marketing. 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.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose their prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • 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. 
  • If National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards are included in the prize, they can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • 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 Promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. 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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