Win a Signed ARC of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore!

Winner: Chaunacey Dunklee, Fullerton Public Library!

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 summer


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.

Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary.

Comments must be posted by Monday, July 2nd 2012 to be eligible. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. If the potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email!

The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce their name on Twitter,, and all other digital and print platforms the we want to congratulate him or her on.

Please note: we can't guarantee that the book will arrive in mint condition, but we will pack it with care!


17 thoughts on “Win a Signed ARC of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore!

  1. I know several of our students (and me) would love to read this !

    South Arkansas Community College Library

  2. Had this described to me at BEA as appealing to fans of Night Circus, Shadow of the Wind, and Ready Player One, all of which I loved. I want to get some of my colleagues here at the New Rochelle Public Library excited about this one, too.

  3. And the randomly* selected winner is…

    Chaunacey Dunklee of the Fullerton Public Library!

    *selection via

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