Win all six Indie Books of the Month and a £60/€70 National Book Token!

Indie Book of the Month

A year of brilliant books championed by indies

National Book Tokens gift cardEvery month, indie bookshops select the very best adult fiction and children's books to champion, from Black Cake to Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good. We're giving you the chance to win the Indie Books of the Month so far this year AND a £60/€70 National Book Token so you can buy the rest!

The Indie Books of the Month this year so far are:

January: Little Wing by Freya North
February: Black Cake by by Charmaine Wilkerson
March: Sell Us The Rope by Stephen May
April: The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad
May: Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris
June: Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth

January: Jummy at the River School by Sabine Adeyinka
February: Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell
March: It’s a Wonderful World: How to Protect the Planet and Change the Future by Jess French
April: We Sang Across the Sea: The Empire Windrush and Me by Benjamin Zephaniah, illustrated by Onyinye Iwu
May: Wilder than Midnight by Cerrie Burnell
June: Fight Back by A.M. Dassu

"There is no pleasure quite like emerging from an independent bookshop with a recommendation – or a discovery – that you know you would not have made elsewhere." - Jokha Alharthi, author of Bitter Orange Tree

Discover the #IndieBookoftheMonth every month in your local indie or by following @booksaremybag

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2 x winner will each receive either a set of children's or adult Indie Books of the Month, plus a £60/€75 National Book Tokens gift card
10 x runners-up will receive a £10/€15 National Book Tokens gift card

  • By entering this competition, you also agree to the Caboodle Terms and Conditions and Caboodle Points Terms and Conditions.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 21st July 2022.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • 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.
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  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), there may be a delay in prizes being dispatched or delay in contacting winners due to the availability of such prizes. The Promoter accepts no liability for the delay of prizes being received and is unable to compensate for delays or any other unavoidable issues.

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