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

One of our favourite things to do in summer is choose which books to read –whether old favourites or new bookshop discoveries.

THANK YOU to everyone (more than 1,000 of you!) who shared their summer reading with us. View the gallery below to see what everyone's been reading – AND our winners, who each received a £25/€25 National Book Token to buy even more books with.

This summer, we're giving away a £25/€25 National Book Token every week until the end of August. Simply upload a photo of your holiday reading to our gallery below and tell us in a few words where you plan to read.

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

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

"I've got more many more books than I have time to read but am hoping for some nice sunny lunchbreaks in the beautiful gardens of the Horniman Museum near my flat in south east London!" – Lisa

"This summer I am going to (and already have done) lots of reading in the very spot pictured, my little back garden." – Emma

"I'll be spending my summer at home in Edinburgh, reading in many of the city's wonderful indie coffee shops!" – Stacey

"Psychopaths and serial killers!… I think I’ll find a quiet corner, well away from the kids." – Alex

"I will mainly be reading in my garden this summer or down by the river at my local park." – Sharon

"This summer, I’m looking forward to switching off and reading at my local park. I've found the perfect reading spot by the river – its such a beautiful hidden gem and peacefully quiet. There are often dogs walking by too which is always a bonus and the only acceptable distraction from my book." – Kara

"I’ve got everything covered: hardbacks will stay at home for evening reads in the balcony, paperbacks will follow me to Crete to read by the sea — yes, even the heavy ones!" – Petros

This competition has now closed. View the winners below.

Summer Reading with National Book Tokens



Terms and Conditions

Every Thursday until 25th August, one winner will be picked to receive a £25/€25 National Book Tokens gift card

  • Closing date: 11:59pm Wednesday 27th August 2022.
  • Weekly winners will be contacted shortly after 13th July, 20st July, 27th July, 3rd August, 10th August, 17th August, 24th August.
  • Entrants must submit a photo of their holiday 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. 
  • All qualifying entries will be considered whether they are selected to appear in the gallery or not. 
  • 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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