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Friday, October 1, 2010

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Giveaway!!

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is coming out in paperback on October 5th and the Author Allison Hoover Bartlett and her publisher have generously offered up two copies to my readers!

Synopsis

In telling the true story of book thief John Charles Gilkey and the man who was driven to capture him, Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett explores the larger history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages.





Let's make this a little more interesting than my usual email for entry contest.

To enter just answer this one question:

If you could own any rare book, which book would you choose?

Remember to leave a way to contact you in your comment as well.

Contest ends on October 30, 2010 at 6pm PST

15 comments:

Tina said...

If I could own any rare book, I would want to own a copy of one of Jane Austen's books from the time it was originally published, preferably with comments and opinions written in it by it's previous owner from that era. Not only do I love her books, but I'd really love to know how they were received by people back then.

Thanks for the chance to win!
melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

Irene said...

If I could own any rare books, and I do have one, not this one though, it would be Agatha Christie's book, "And then there were none". Love that lady. I never tire of reading her work. The rare book I have is a Kipling, it's old, not sure if it's worth anything I just love that it's old.

Irene said...

Opps. my email irene (underscore) now (at) hotmail (dot) com

Marjorie said...

A first copy of Moby Dick would be a special book for me.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Kulsuma said...

please count me in if this is international.

in my dreams, i'm often dreaming of a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone.

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

stacybuckeye said...

I'd love the manuscript for To Kill a Mockingbird :)

stacybooks at yahoo

Mary said...

No need to enter me, I just posted this on win a book.
http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/10/09/the-man-who-loved-books-too-much-by-allison-hoover-bartlett/

amandawk said...

I would want to own a signed first edition of Harry Potter or To Kill a Mockingbird.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

a real librarian said...

I would love to own a signed first edition copy of Gone with the Wind.

Thanks for the give!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

ninefly said...

i would want the original run of the Hound of the Baskervilles, my favourite Sherlock Holmes book
thanks for the contest!

ninefly(at)gmail(dot)com

isaw said...

It would be awesomesauce to have Lewis Carroll's original manuscript of Alice in Wonderland as well as the illustrations!

triciagervacio [at] gmail [dot] com

Carol M said...

I would also love to own a signed first edition copy of Gone with the Wind. It is the first romance novel I ever read and it still remains my favorite.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

I would like to own a first edition of Isaac Asimov's Foundation.

undermyappletree at gmail dot com

buddyt said...

I think I would like to have a first edition of any of Charles Dickens books.

He was the first writer who really got me started on reading the classics.

Please enter me for the giveaway if it is open to worldwide entries.

Thanks

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

sablelexi said...

if I could have any rare book I'd chose a Gutenberg Bible, since there is so much history and significance there.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com