"Bookshops, and the people who work in them, are the best people in the entire world. Knowing I can walk into a bookstore, talk to a nice person about something we both love and walk away with some guaranteed happiness is such a wonderful comfort."
- Stuart Turton

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are one of a kind. They're the only book awards curated by bookshops and chosen by readers, like you!

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards include six shortlists which are chosen by booksellers across the UK and Ireland, while the Readers' Choice Award – nominated and chosen entirely by readers – completes the set.

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards launched in 2016, in partnership with and sponsored by National Book Tokens.

Find out about the previous Books Are My Bag Readers Awards winners, including the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2023 winners and watch the 2023 ceremony.

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2024 key dates
Thursday 10 October: Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Shortlist Announced
Tuesday 12 November: Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Winners Announced

Thanks to our headline sponsor, National Book Tokens, and to all of our sponsors, Hachette UK, Penguin Random House UK, HarperCollins Publishers, Pan Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, DK, Bloomsbury, Canongate, Usborne, Scholastic, Faber & Faber, Bonnier Books UK, Chicken HouseProfile Books, Walker BooksLittle Tiger,Ingram Content Group,David Fickling.

If you are a bookseller or publisher and would like more information about the campaign, please visit the Booksellers Association website.