I’ve been making an effort to buy my books at independent stores more often. In this economy, it’s very important to support your local business community – and bookstores especially.
Author Joe Hill came up with a very fun contest to help encourage shopping at independent bookstores:
Okay, been thinking about this whole March-is-love-your-Indie-Bookstore month, and I realized trying to guilt people into going shopping with their local guy sucks. We don’t need guilt here; we need a contest.“
Basically all you have to do is buy a book at any independent bookstore during the month of March. If you already have, you can submit purchases back to March 1. You email him a scan or photo of the receipt and your mailing address for your prize, and you’re entered!
The prizes? 12 people will receive a limited or special edition book – the titles vary and you can see all the prizes here.
You can find more info about entering the contest here.
I’m emailing my entry now – I went to Strand on Tuesday and bought four fabulous books. :)
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