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How it works


    Recommend a book

    Type in the title and author of the book(s) you’d like to recommend or choose from the list of recommendations


    Enter your details

    And the details of the person to whom you would like to send your recommendations.


    Send your recommendations

    By email or print out and post yourself.

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Who knows where they'll end up?

Whether you’ve bought a National Book Token or not, you can use this Bookshelves app to help someone find a book that they’ll love. And if you have bought them a National Book Token, you can make it an even more inspiring choice of gift by using the app to recommend books they might like to read.

And if you make a recommendation, you could also win £100 of National Book Tokens in our monthly prize draw.


Start here. Please enter your recommendations and click “Add” to tell them why you’ve chosen it


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