Posted October 7, 2016


We book lovers don’t exactly need an excuse to go book shopping however tomorrow (8th October) is actually the perfect time to wander your local bookshop and pick up some new titles. Why? It’s BOOKSHOP DAY!!




A totally legitimate reason to spend your day mooching through bookshops, perusing the shelves, supporting a bookshop coffee shop and adding to your own reading collection!

As always, Books Are My Bag have released some gorgeous limited edition tote bags that will be available from participating bookshops on the day. Personally, I love this one designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.




But the Winnie-the-Pooh 90th anniversary bag from Egmont is equally gorgeous!


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If you are in Ireland or Wales make sure you look out for these exclusive bags too.


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Images from @booksaremybag


BUT WAIT! There’s more! As well as giving you the perfect excuse to spend your Saturday wandering bookshops, Books Are My Bag are also giving you the chance to win National Book Tokens.




They have launched a unique set of awards called The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, where the shortlist of books have been curated by bookshops. Voting is open now and if you vote you’ll be entered into one of 10 prize draws to win a £100 National Book Token!

To get the full details on Bookshop Day, to find your nearest participating bookshop or to find out more about the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards make you visit


Happy book buying!!