World Book Day Fest
2014 World Book Day Books

How to use your tokens

Information for Teachers and School Librarians

Issuing World Book Day Book Tokens

  • Please help by distributing the World Book Day Book Tokens promptly in your school and explaining to pupils how to use them.
  • ONE World Book Day Book Token should be given to each pupil
  • The redemption period of the World Book Day Book Token is: 2nd March – 29th March 2015 (inclusive)
  • Please do not collect batches of tokens to pay for the full price of books in bookshops. Only ONE token will be redeemed per book.

How to redeem World Book Day Book Tokens

  • Participating bookshops will be displaying World Book Day posters and notices in their windows and in store.
  • Contact your local bookshop to arrange a session when pupils can spend their Book Tokens.
  • Many bookshops also help with events and bookselling around World Book Day
  • Participating bookshops fund the entire cost of redemption of the World Book Day £1 Book Tokens.

Important Information

Please do not attempt to exchange large numbers of World Book Day £1 (€1.50 in Ireland) Book Tokens for quantities of the special £1 (€1.50) books at your local bookshop.

Bookshop stock may be limited and will need to be available, for as long as stocks last, to all children in your area visiting the shop during the redemption period.
Do bear the possibility of limited stock in mind when making arrangements for your pupils to celebrate World Book Day as any misunderstanding can lead to disappointment.

To ensure that you have adequate supplies for all the pupils in your school – up to age 18 (where secondary schools have registered to participate) and including nursery classes – you are likely to receive more World Book Day Book Tokens than you will need. We would ask you to destroy the spare World Book Day Book Tokens once you have distributed one to each pupil.

The World Book Day £1 (€1.50) Book Token is also redeemable against any book or audio book worth £2.99 (€3.99) or more in all bookshops participating in the initiative.

The World Book Day Book Tokens are valid from 2nd March—29th March 2015 inclusive.

The World Book Day Book Token cannot be exchanged for cash or any other merchandise, nor used for school purchases or the settlement of school accounts.

Only one World Book Day Book Token can be used per transaction.

The offer only applies to titles in stock.

The World Book Day Book Token cannot be photocopied.

Participating Stores

Thousands of bookshops across the country help make World Book Day what it is –the biggest celebration of its kind anywhere in the world – and the £1 book tokens are a free gift from booksellers all over the country.

You can see a list of all participating stores and find the one closest to you here so that you can redeem your £1 book token.

Terms and Conditions for the Book Tokens

  • This WORLD BOOK DAY Book Token can only be redeemed at participating bookshops supporting this special promotion. Please check that the shop accepts the WORLD BOOK DAY Book Token before you embark on a journey or elect to make a specific purchase in the shop. Contact your bookseller if you have difficulties in making a visit. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible for books to be supplied by post if orders are sent during the redemption period, but a delivery charge may be imposed.
  • This WORLD BOOK DAY Book Token cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, or for the purchase of standard Book Tokens, and is not exchangeable for cash (although it has a value of £0.01).
  • WORLD BOOK DAY shall not be liable in any way to any recipient of the WORLD BOOK DAY Book Tokens or any other party for any representation, implied warranty, condition or other term causing any loss, damage or costs whatsoever.
  • WORLD BOOK DAY is co-ordinated by WORLD BOOK DAY LTD.
  • This WORLD BOOK DAY Book Token cannot be used for the purchase of any charity books where all the proceeds of sale are returned to the charity concerned.
  • The specially produced £1 books for WORLD BOOK DAY 2015 will be revealed on Friday 12th September. This year’s £1 books were:

Age 2+
Hello, Hugless Douglas!
David Melling
Hodder Children’s Books

Age 2+
Little Book Day Parade
Emily Gravett
Macmillan Children’s Books

Age 5+
Barry Loser: I Am Nit a Loser
Jim Smith

Age 5+
Fun with the Worst Witch
Jill Murphy

Age 7+
The Midnight Picnic: A Laura Marlin Mystery
Lauren St John

Age 7+
Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches
Terry Deary

Age 9+
Middle School: How I Got Lost in London
James Patterson
Young Arrow

Age 9+
Jack Pepper
Sarah Lean
Harper Collins 

Rock War: The Audition
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children’s Books

The Boy in the Smoke
Maureen Johnson
Hot Key Books


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