Congratulations to this year’s winner, Jennifer Miller of Where the Books Are. For the rest of us “losers,” head over to Chronicle Books and use coupon code HAULIDAYS for 35% off plus free ground shipping!
I found out about this giveaway from Mary Rebecca’s blog, and since it’s a chance to win free books AND donate to charity, I had to participate.
The way it works is that I make a list of stuff I’d like to win from Chronicle Books and post it here on my blog. If I win, a commenter on my blog ALSO gets a copy of each of the books on my list for free, AND Chronicle Books will donate up to $500 worth of books to a charity of my choice. Pretty sweet, right?
Here’s my list:
- The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art From 25 Years of Animation by Amid Amidi
- Unforgettable: Images That Have Changed Our Lives by Peter Davenport
- Brothels of Nevada: Candid Views of America’s Legal Sex Industry by Alexa Albert
- Wanderlust by Troy M. Litten
- On This Earth: Photographs From East Africa by Nick Brandt
- Creature by Andrew Zuckerman
- Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration by Troy Paiva
- I Am My Family: Photographic Memories and Fictions by Rafael Goldchain
- The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell
- Photobooth Dogs by Cameron Woo
- Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood
- The Empanada Brotherhood by John Nichols
- Fuck This Book by Bodhi Oser
- Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan by Rod Slemmons
- One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory Book
- Ticket Stub Diary
- DwellStudio Peacock Journal
At a grand total of $469.45.
I had never heard of Chronicle Books before, but they’re an independent publisher, and they have some really cool stuff. Most of the books on my list are photography-related that I think would make great coffee table books, but they have all kinds of stuff- cookbooks, children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, and even gift items like postcards and Moleskines.
As for the charity, I would love to donate some books to The Springfield Peace Center, a nonprofit that I volunteered with when I was in college. The Peace Center is an educational organization that focuses on teaching at-risk kids about nonviolent conflict resolution. The summer that I lived on campus, Gretchen and I were assistant teachers at Peace Camp, which is a free week-long summer camp that teaches children about problem solving, friendship, and peer mediation.
Also, if I win I will be doing additional giveaways on my blog with the books on my list. So leave a comment if you want to win some books! And check out Chronicle Books for some great gift ides for the holiday season.