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World Book Day

This year Secondary schools are not receiving paper copies of the World Book Day book token, instead students can scan the QR code above or click here to receive their book token.

World Book Day® changes lives through a love of books and reading. Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the chance to choose and have a book of their own. Visit for reading tips, videos, activities and brilliant recommendations from your favourite authors.

The World Book Day £1 books are a gift from booksellers, who fully fund the cost of the £1 book token redemptions. Check with your local bookseller what plans they have in place for World Book Day. Please note:

  • Only ONE TOKEN can be used per transaction.
  • Token is for young person’s individual use.
  • Offer valid 16 February 2023 – 26 March 2023 inclusive.
  • The book token barcode can either be scanned from your phone/tablet screen or printed out and shown in-store. Please check with your local bookseller before visiting if they can accept the barcode on mobile devices.
  • The digital £1 book token cannot be redeemed online.

Visit World Book Day's FAQ page to answer all your questions.
To contact the World Book Day team, email