Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2021

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.

We're delighted to reveal the shortlists for the 2021 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. Read more below and cast your vote for the chance to win one of five £100/€120 National Book Tokens

The shortlists were curated by a panel of booksellers from bookshops across the country


The winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th November at an awards ceremony at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, hosted by Strictly Come Dancing co-host and BBC Radio 2 presenter

Claudia Winkleman

Vote here!

Readers' Choice Award

Chosen exclusively by you, the reader

Every year, thousands of booklovers discover brilliant new books in their local bookshop. This is your chance to nominate your book of the year; the book which most captivated, entertained or inspired you over the last 12 months, whether it was a newly-published novel or non-fiction title, or a classic you finally picked up and enjoyed

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Fiction shortlist

Non-fiction shortlist

Poetry shortlist