Win a set of this year's Books Are My Bag Readers Awards winners

Readers have spoken!

At National Book Tokens, we're proud to sponsor the only book awards that reflect the truly diverse tastes of real booklovers and the bookshops they love to visit. This year's awards received thousands of votes from readers across the UK and Ireland and we're delighted to announce that the winners of the 2023 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are...

Fiction
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Non-Fiction
Strong Female Character by Fern Brady

Poetry 
The Cat Prince & Other Poems by Michael Pedersen

Young Adult Fiction
Gwen and Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher 

Children's Fiction
Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell

Breakthrough Author
Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry 

Readers' Choice
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

The winners, as ever, reflect the very real tastes and interests of readers today, and the books that local bookshops are championing. To celebrate this year's winners, we're giving away complete sets to five lucky people.

Find out more about the Readers Awards and watch the ceremony, hosted by broadcaster and presenter Radzi Chinyanganya.


Win every book

This competition ended on 30/11/2023

Terms and Conditions

5 people will receive the winning books in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2023

  • By entering this competition, you also agree to the Caboodle Terms and Conditions
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 30th November 2023. 
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and 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.
  • 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 (such as the publisher) in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If signed copies are included in the prize, books will either be signed directly by the author/illustrator(s) or signed bookplates will be provided (either separately or stuck in the book).
  • 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 14 days, the Promoter reserves 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 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.

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