Win a copy of Shaun Bythell's Confessions of a Bookseller and an exclusive Books Are My Bag tote bag

Get ready for the nation's biggest celebration of high street bookshops.

This year's limited edition bag is designed by Yehrin Tong for Bookshop Day on Saturday 5th October. Yehrin won the Beautiful Book Award in the 2018 Readers Awards for the Virago Modern Classics 40th Anniversary series. The bag is available exclusively from bookshops up and down the country and we have 10 to give away alongside Shaun Bythell's The Diary of a Bookseller and Confessions of a Bookseller, a classic Books Are My Bag tote, and a £20/€25 National Book Token to spend in your favourite bookshop.

Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is. The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.

5 Caboodle Points


Win beautiful tote bag

Enter now and collect 5 Caboodle Points. This competition will close after 31/10/2019.

Terms and Conditions

10 x winners will each receive a copy of The Diary of a Bookseller and Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell, a Books Are My Bag tote bag designed by Yehrin Tong, a classic Books Are My Bag tote bag, and a £20/€25 National Book Tokens gift card

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 31st October 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.
  • National Book Tokens gift cards can be bought and spent in bookshops across the UK/Ireland and online, and spent on on eBooks. Find a bookshop near you.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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