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This bookshop is offering a lifetime supply of free books

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During the particularly arduous moments of the working week, we like to daydream about how it would feel to be one of those people who wins a lifetime supply of something: free chocolate for the rest of our lives, for example, or a monthly drip feed of gin.

And at the top of this freebie wish-list sits a prize that is now actually up for grabs: a lifetime supply of brand new, ready-to-be-cracked-open books.

It seems almost too good to be true, but a bookshop in London is offering one lucky winner the chance to receive a free book every month for the rest of their lives.

You could receive a brand new book every month for the rest of your life

You could receive a brand new book every month for the rest of your life

Heywood Hill bookshop is offering the prize to celebrate its 80th birthday, after opening for business back in 1936.

Brilliantly called the Library of a Lifetime award, the prize involves a newly published book being delivered to the winner, who can live anywhere in the world, at the beginning of each month.



The recipient of the amazing prize will even be given a special consultation with a book expert from the library in order to establish their taste in books, to be completely sure they will enjoy their handpicked winnings.

Hello, books

Hello, books

To be in with a chance of winning this almost infinite supply of goodness, all you need to do is nominate your favourite book and give a reason as to why you love it. The book must be published in English, or translated to English, and have been released after 1936.

Those who don't bag the first prize will also be in contention for the second prize, which would see a hardback book delivered to your door once a month for a year, and the third prize, which would be a book delivered to your door every other month for a year.



The incredible prize has already see some literary heavyweights nominating their favourite books in order to win, with Julian Barnes picking The Beginning of Spring and Kazuo Ishiguro choosing The Devils by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

The competition is open until 31 October so stop pinching yourself and get nominating here.

This is the ultimate prize for any bookworm

This is the ultimate prize for any bookworm

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