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Books Are My Bag Awards are back for 2021

The Readers Awards are back!

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, sponsored by National Book Tokens, are one of a kind. They’re the only book awards curated by bookshops and chosen by readers.


This year’s awards include six shortlists – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s fiction, young adult fiction, and breakthrough author – created by booksellers across the UK and Ireland. Now, it’s over to you, the readers!

Vote in this year’s Awards – including the Readers’ Choice Award, nominated and voted for entirely by the public – and you could win one of five £100/€120 National Book Tokens.

Vote here.

Win the shortlists

To celebrate this year’s Readers Awards, there is a give-away of a set of all 24 sensational books on the shortlists! Get your hands on brilliant books by Rónán Hession, Sarah Winman, Tim Marshall, Elle McNicoll, and more. Enter now here.