I’m so excited about this very generous giveaway sponsored by Harper Perennial!
Write a simple Spotlight on Bookstores post of at least 200 words (to give you some perspective, this giveaway notice is 325 words). Leave a comment below, listing the name and location of the bookstore (it’s OK the store has already been Spotlighted – every customer/reader has his/her own perspective on the store, your experience will be personal), then email your essay to me.
What would you write about? Here’s the pitch I send when a reader/author/friend inquires about the series:
The Spotlight on Bookstores (index is here) is a weekly series in which guest posters (bloggers, authors, and readers of all types!) write a personal essay that highlights a bookstore that is “special” in some way. I’m careful not to say “favorite” as many of us frequent several stores. They read more like anecdotes than advertisements, and might note a bookseller who is always spot-on with recommendations, an interesting event that happened there, or to-die-for scones in the coffee bar.
- One $25 gift certificate to the store you Spotlighted
- Two $10 Chipotle gift certificates
- One “spoonie” yellow cat magnet made from the bowl of a spoon; this is very cute, about 2 inches across. I bought it at the Yankee Peddler, which has a wonderful assortment of eclectic gifts and jewelry
By submitting an entry to the giveaway, you agree to it being run as a future Spotlight on Bookstores post. You will be given the opportunity to add links, photos, and additional editing before if runs, if you like.
Be creative and have fun with this! Haiku, a personal experience, a eulogy to a bygone favorite … we’re pretty flexible here (like kittens)!