Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Ten million books and contest extravaganza

In honor of hitting the big 10 million book mark this week, we’re having a book pile contest bonanza. We’re combining three contests into one here—Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and of course, ten million books.

The challenge. Start taking pictures. Your book piles can be love themed, president themed, or just the coolest damn book photo you can create.

The prizes. We’ll pick five winners, who will each receive a year’s membership to LibraryThing. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. The catch? That hundred dollars must be spent entirely on one book. So start looking around Abe’s Rare Book Room…* (Amazon is fine too.)

The rules. Post your photos to Flickr, as usual. Tag them “LibraryThing10mil“.**

The deadline. The contest ends on February 16th, at midnight, EST. We’ll announce all the winners on Monday, February 19th.

*This is harder than you might think. A signed and first edition copy of The Little Prince sold for $10,450 last year, and that was only the 7th most expensive book sold in 2006 on Abe. Sadly, we will not be buying you this $55,471 copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. So if you had the $100, what one book would you try to get?
**Users who already posted Valentine’s or Presidents photos to Flickr after I said this, can you change and/or add the tag LibraryThing10mil? Sorry and thanks.

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