Ed Hardy wants YOU—Uncle Sam-style—to show off your literary tattoos for a chance to win an original piece of hand-painted flash by the man himself, Ed Hardy!
To enter submit your tattoo photos to the Ed Hardy Literary Tattoo Facebook page here: smarturl.it/hardylittattoo.
This contest is open until June 16th, 2013. Contest details posted here (PDF).Read more
Happy Wednesday, library friends! We're officially back in action after ALA Annual today, if somewhat red-eyed and yawn-prone. We haven't been crying! And you're not boring! We're just still living in the past (a.k.a. Pacific Time).
After getting galley request after galley request at BEA, ALA Annual, and in my inbox, I think it's time to give a loving shout-out to one of our most anticipated debuts of the Fall: MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan! We're ecstatic that so many of you want to get your hands on this literary adventure!
If you haven't heard about this one yet, think William Gibson conspiring with Haruki Murakami at midnight in the darkest aisle of a 24 hour bookstore in San Francisco. It's also part DA VINCI CODE and part You’ve Got Mail, but remains totally original. You get me? No?! Well, I guess it's just one of those books that you have to read for yourself!
And if the book weren't great enough, Robin is an absolute charmer! Warning Librarians: Author-Crush Zone dead ahead... At BEA Robin created a secret society of booksellers (I know!) and this summer Robin is hosting a Summer Reading series on his blog to share the backlist books he wants to talk about with you. We love it. Boing Boing loves it. You'll probably think it's pretty cool, too.
Robin was kind enough to sign an advanced reader's copy for us to give away to one lucky librarian! Leave a comment below with your full name and the library you work for by Monday, July 2nd to be entered into the random drawing.
Best of luck!
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Deborah Baker-Receniello of the Oakville Timberland Library!
Enter our Jackie Collins Pink Collection Giveaway!
We know, we know; there isn't an official "pink collection" for Ms. Collins, but we've pulled together a sweet little prize pack that's full of scandal, topped off with decadence, and all wrapped up in pink!
One lucky librarian will win a copy of MARRIED LOVERS (audio), POOR LITTLE BITCH GIRL (audio), and GODDESS OF VENGEANCE (trade paperback)! This is a great way to kick start your personal or professional library's Jackie Collins collection.
The best part? Jackie signed them all!!
Librarians, enter to win this prize pack by sending your name, your library, and your full mailing address to Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com (Subject: Pink) by Friday, March 23rd. UPDATE: this contest is now closed.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.Read more
Wow, wow, wow! We had such an amazing time reading through all of the great entries for our Valentine's Day creative contest inspired by THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY!
Here are a few of the definitions that made us laugh, sigh, and swoon:
Just when our life together eases into the humdrum and the mundane, you catch me off-guard and remind me of your capacity for generosity, kindness and joy. Wow!
P.S. Thanks for putting the cats out at 3 AM so I could sleep.
When you send a sweet text in the middle of the day.
When you fill the gas tank in my car.
darlingest, adj. superlative
When we order a slice of chocolate cake "to share" and after it arrives, you say "Honestly, honey, I am so full, I couldn't eat a bite. Do you think you could finish it off so it doesn't go to waste?"
Robin B's entry:
He likes Coke; I like Pepsi. He likes mayonnaise; I like Miracle Whip. He likes bleu cheese dressing; I like honey mustard. He likes TV; I like reading. He likes spicy; I like no spice. After 39 years of marriage, it doesn't matter.
Go read the rest of the entries in the comments section here! All of the winners have been notified via e-mail.Read more
Can you scan barcodes faster than a speeding bullet? Leap tall bookshelves in a single bound? Well you might just be...
A Librarian Superhero!
We love seeing contests that reward amazing librarians. The sponsor, Gale/Cengage Learning, even promises to put the winning librarian superheros on a lunchbox! Is there any higher honor?
If you, or a librarian you know, should be nominated for this award, head over to the Are You a Librarian Superhero Facebook page and leave a post with their name, the name of their library, and what makes them a superhero in 250 words or less. Go! Full rules here.Read more