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- 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.

The winners were announced on Tuesday 9 November 2021. View the winners and catch up with the ceremony. 

Click here to find out about our previous Books Are My Bag Readers Awards winners.

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, KoganPage, Bonnier Books UK, Chicken House, Icon Books, Profile Books, Walker Books.