Library Comic Custom Tarot Deck Sweepstakes

Spooky season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a custom tarot deck giveaway! We’ve partnered with Library Comic to immortalize one lucky librarian and two of their coworkers in a custom tarot deck (aka get your face on a tarot card!) Deadline to enter: October 20th, 2019 Click here for […]

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January YA Sweepstakes

January YA Sweepstakes

We’ve made it to the end of January and we want to share all of our January YA releases with TWO lucky librarians! To enter, head to our Instagram (@Macmillan_Lib) and find the below photo. (You can also click on the photo below to be taken directly there.) Once you’re there, you’ll fin all of […]

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Macmillan Audio Sweepstakes

Macmillan Audio Sweepstakes

Our pals at Macmillan Audio are giving away copies of our most exciting Winter 2019 audio books! See below for entry details and deadlines. THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib “In her powerful debut, Zgheib masterfully chronicles the pain of an anorexic’s distorted thinking and intense fear of food in a riveting […]

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A “Day’s YA” Sweepstakes!!

A “Day’s YA” Sweepstakes!!

What a year! Emily has been reviewing her favorite YA titles over on Day’s YA for ONE YEAR, and to celebrate, we’re giving away the entire collection of books she’s reviewed to one lucky librarian! To enter, head to our Instagram (@Macmillan_Lib) and find the below photo. (You can also click on the photo below […]

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Welcome LibraryComic Fans!

Welcome LibraryComic Fans!

We’ve got lots of juicy YA lit coming at ya (ha, ha) in 2019! Read about our favorites below and enter to win an ARC. Do it. Don’t be shy. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@Macmillan_Lib) and check out Emily’s candid “Day’s YA” reviews. ARCs available for sweepstakes*: ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease Click […]

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Win a copy of BEFORE I DIE for your library

Win a copy of BEFORE I DIE for your library

Anne Before I DieWhen artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned building with chalkboard paint and the wrote the words, "Before I die, I want to ______," she never expected it to become a worldwide phenomenon. Within a day of the wall’s completion, however, it was covered in colorful chalk dreams as people stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than two hundred walls have been created by people all over the world.  

BEFORE I DIE is a celebration of people's hopes, fears, humor, and heartbreak, and serves as a reminder of our shared connections and a chance to contemplate life's most important question.

Anne shared her thoughts with her Macmillan colleagues in a piece to be featured on Buzzfeed:

"Before I die, I want to do stand-up comedy at an open mic night."

 

Now it's your turn! Tell us what you want to do before you die and you'll be entered to win one of twenty beautiful finished copies of BEFORE I DIE for your library!

To enter the giveaway, Send Library@MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: BEFORE I DIE for My Library) with your answer to the statement, "Before I die, I want to ______" and your library’s mailing address. Submit your entry by Friday, November 8th to be placed in the random drawing. 

This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.

11/11 UPDATE: The sweepstakes is over and winners have been notified. 

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A Letter to You from Eleanor Kuhns

A Letter to You from Eleanor Kuhns

Today we're sharing with you an introduction letter from the 2011 Minotaur/Mystery Writer of America Best First Novel-winning author and librarian, Eleanor Kuhns. Instead of us telling you about her life as a librarian/author and the details of her thrilling new historical mystery, A SIMPLE MURDER, we figured we should leave that up to the experther! Without further ado...

Dear Librarians,

Winning the 2011 Minotaur/Mystery Writer of America Best First Novel contest is the culmination of my lifetime dream of becoming a published writer. I wrote my first story when I was ten and by then I was already an avid reader. I wanted then, and still strive, to recreate with my fiction that shock of discovery, that almost life-changing experience of reading a good story. I have never lost that passion for compelling the same response in a reader that I felt as a child. 

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