Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blogoversary! Giveaways! Rory the Bookclub Cat!

Yesterday was our blogoversary! We can't believe we've been having fun sharing books and stories and experiences with you guys for a whole year. Even though the closing of Borders was sad and we would love to have our store back again, this blog is one good thing that's come out of it.

We never imagined that a book club/monthly get together to keep in contact would turn into something like this, but we are so glad it has. And we are so glad there are so many of you who have come along with us!

Rory came along right about the time the book club started and he's grown as much as our blog has! Check out the new tab up top to see all of his escapades!

To celebrate we have a whole bunch of fun stuff to give away. We corralled all the rest of our BEA goodies and put together 6 (yes, you read that right, 6!) fabulous book bundles - we've got a little something for any kind of reader.
So check out the bundles and then enter the contest below! You can enter just by answering our question in a comment on this post and letting us know which book bundle you've got your eye out. Then you can earn plenty of bonus entries by doing things like following us on Twitter or Facebook, spreading the word about the contest, or even making a video about what bookstores mean to you!

And check back over the next couple of weeks as we hope to have some updates on where some of our former booksellers are now, book reviews, and all the quirky fun you've come to expect of your lovable BWOBNY group :)

Kool Kid and Terrific Teen Bundle
includes the following:
How to Train Your Dragon Mix & Match book
Operative by Kate Kaynak
Vegas Tryout by Lorena Schultz Nicholson
STAT: Double Team by Amar'e Stoudemire
The No Dogs Allowed Rule by Kashmira Sheth
Assorted Swag
Tantalizing Teen Titles Bundle
includes the following:
Operative by Kate Kaynak
Skinny by Donna Cooner
Surviving High School by M. Doty
My Own Revolution by Carolyn Marsden
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Assorted Swag
Non-Fiction Novelties Bundle
includes the following:
Change Your Words, Change Your Life by Joyce Meyer
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? by Rhoda Janzen
The World's Gone Crazy an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man by Brian McGrory
Assorted Swag
Marvelous Mysteries Bundle
includes the following:
Live By Night by Dennis LeHane
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
Beauty to Die For by Kim Alexis & Mindy Starns Clark
Schroder by Amity Gaige
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris
Assorted Swag
Fabulous Fiction Bundle
includes the following:
Zoo by James Patterson
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
Oil by Jeff Nesbit
Murder by Moonlight by Vincent Zandri
Schroder by Amity Gaige
The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris
Assorted Swag
Riveting Romance Bundle
includes the following:
The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards
Wicked Pleasures by Penny Vincenzi
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? by Rhoda Janzen
In Her Sights by Robin Perini
Diamond Dreams (autographed!) by Zuri Day
Courting Justice (autographed!) by Brenda Jackson
Sweet Southern Nights (autographed!) by Rochelle Alers
Assorted Swag
We're giving you plenty of time to spread the word and maybe even play with a video, so get going! Tell us how a bookstore impacted your life in the comments below!

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LisaILJ said...

I love book stores back when I was a kid I used to spend all of my birthday and babysitting money buying my favorite books. I have been to some crazy used book stores lately. The second one just pained me. I couldn't stay in it. It was just too packed and disorganized for me to find anything I wanted.

Sam said...

Book stores are amazin! Whenever I had some spare money I would always go and check out new books. They are the one thing that is guaranteed to make me happy when I am feeling down. I went into this one book store recently where majority of the books were not on shelves but stacked everywhere.

Sam said...

Bookstores are amazing! Whenever I would have some spare money I used to go and check out new books. They are the one thing that is guaranteed to always put a smile on my face when I am feeling down. I went into this one bookstore recently where majority of the books were not on shelves but stacked everywhere.

Emi said...

I have two 3 year old girls and they love bookstores. I take them to a local (sort of) independent bookstore called Copperfields and to other bookstores (some chain and some used). When we get out of the car, they yell, "Books!" When I have taken them to Toys R Us or a local independent toy store, they don't yell,"toys!" or say anything. Their favorite bookstore is a used bookstore, where the children's section is not very organized and they treat it like a treasure hunt. When a book that they especially like is found (shark topic, pop up book, etc) they yell out. I think that Hop on Pop has changed my life since I have read it so many times to them (at their request) that non only do they have it memorized but so do I. I can recite the entire book, which makes me interesting at parties. Kool Kid Terrific Teen bundle