Friday Giveaway: 1000 - Contest Closed

Taken just before I started this post:


Yes, this will be the 1,000th post here on Forgotten Bookmarks. Hard to believe it all started way back in June of 2007 with this bookmark, "Cassie's Coming Back." (Still no comments?) Since then, there have been bookmarks of all kinds, more than 500 books given away (I lost track in 2010 or so), babies, book deals, guest posts on The Wall Street Journal, retweets from William Shatner, Susan Stamberg mispronouncing my name (doesn't tarnish it a bit - IT'S SUSAN STAMBERG), two floods here at the bookshop...

Best of all, there's all of you. I can't tell you how great it's been getting to know you readers. I don't have a lot of friends living locally, you guys have become my best friends. I am delighted to bring you these silly bookmarks and giveaways, and I look forward to 1,000 more posts. Here's what I have for you today:




"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. Published by Ward and Lock, circa 1920.



"The Moon Is Down" by John Steinbeck. Published by Viking, 1942. First edition, second state, in jacket.


"The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" by Mark Twain. Published by the American Publishing Company, Hartford CT, 1874. First edition, later "mixed" state. Fair condition, text and illustrations complete.




"For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. Published by Scribners, 1940. First edition, later printing.




"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling. Published by Levine/Scholastic, 2000. First edition, first printing.



"The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First American Edition. "Books By" list includes "Father Giles of Ham." Fold-out map is present.


"The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of 'The Lord of the Rings'" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1967. First edition, first printing of the "Revised Edition." $6.00 jacket price.




"Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson" published by Macmillan, 1910. Full leather binding.


"Versus" by Ogden Nash. Published by Little, Brown and Co., 1949. Jacket illustrations by Maurice Sendak.



"Ulysses" by James Joyce. Published by Random House, 1946. Early RH book club edition.

- contest closed, winner announced shortly.

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Joseph Finn said...

That copy of The Gilded Age might actually be inspiring feelings of lust.

DellaLuna said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!! Hope the cleanup is going well. Thank you for the chance to win here - the books are a-ma-zing!

Robert said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts!

Spacebeer said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post, and count me in for the giveaway!

thelittlefluffycat said...

WOW. That is a giveaway worthy of thousandth post.

Chris BetweenTheCovers said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts!! I would love to win this contest :D

Nick said...

Holy smokes - just one of these would be an amazing giveaway!

Dawn said...

Love your site, bookmarks, and facebook page. Want these books!

Cat B said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! You write such a wonderful blog. Keep up the good work. Here's to 1000 more!

spacedlaw said...

Ogden Nash!
What a marvelous trove. Congratulations on the 1000th post!

Dianna said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on post 1000 and what a great selection of books for today.

Shauna said...

Wow! Congrats on your 1000!

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Please enter me into your giveaway! An amazing selection of books

Ruth said...

Ow wow, please, I would love these. so many have such special memories <3

Mammie said...

I just discovered your website recently. I love looking at all the forgotten book marks. I love love old book.s Would love to win a little something to add to my small collection.
Pam

Rob Zimmermann said...

This might be my favorite giveaway so far. Not only is 1000 a big accomplishment, but some of my favorite titles are in here. For Whom the Bell Tolls was my first Hemingway and lead me to reading almost all of his others (my paperback is very beat up.) Also the Steinbeck...that one is incredible and I've been looking for a hardcover. I would love to own even a few of these books. Having them in one giveaway is simply Amazing and so generous. I think showing your fans that you don't hesitate to share books with them along with the posts is something that makes us love Forgotten Bookmarks and why we keep coming back to see more oddities from books. :) I can't wait to see what other posts are in store for the future.

Tyler-Rose Counts said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! I love reading your blog. It makes me happy. I think I have probably stuck some strange things in the pages of my books over the years. :)

And wow, an amazing collection of books this week. I Want.

Please consider me entered in the giveaway.

LBabroski said...

Congrats!

Marti said...

Lovely choices! Entering!

Andy R said...

Congrats on #1000. Hoping to win this time and pass some on for my daughter's 16th b-day present!

dulcigal said...

Good heavens, 1000 posts? Congratulations for so many things - a Most Excellent Blog, babies, recovery from two (!) floods. . .Forgotten Bookmarks is one of my favorites places to visit.

Laurie said...

What a great collection of old books! Thanks for the chance to win! And congratulations on 1k posts -- that is quite an accomplishment!

Brandon said...

Congrats! Hope I win!

Mary said...

Congratulations! Awesome contest!

Graphic Arts Studio said...

Congratulations on being both so prolific and so very entertaining! :)

I would LOVE to win, but you can keep the "Ulysses." I could never get past the first chapter no matter how hard I tried. :D

mike zim said...

Okay on the 1k!

Joana said...

One more time, I will try my luck!
Great blog you have! Congratulations!!!

A-M said...

Here's to 1000 more posts. Your site is wonderful!

Hannah Q. Parris said...

Are you kidding me?! I just died a little over those gems. Happy 1000th post to you!

Pattie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post. Great job!

Shoshana said...

Ooh, that copy of Jane Eyre looks wonderful! Congrats on your 1000th post... Please enter me in the contest.

Katy said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! Your blog has been one of my favorite finds in the book bloggy world. :)

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

kim said...

Wow! Congrats on the 1000th post.

Katrina said...

WHEEEE!!! 1000 posts. That's amazing. Congrats and I'd love to enter

Megan D. said...

Congratulations! What lovely books...

Texicanwife said...

Happy congrat's on post #1000! Count me in for the give away!

Karen said...

This is better than any gadget giveway! Congrats, and thanks!

Unknown said...

Hurrah! Hurrah! Congratulations on the 1,000 mile-marker! Thank you for taking time every day to search for, and share, all of those forgotten bookmarks that we enjoy so much.

Best wishes to you and to your family for continued successes!

Jessica

Artephius said...

wow. congrats on turning 1000. an awe-inspiring giveaway. count me in

bennke02 said...

This is an awesome giveaway. Congrats on the 1000th post.

MsJetson said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! And that's an amazing giveaway - you had me at "Jane Eyre" ;) Please enter me to win! Thanks!

SeeryusMama said...

Congrats with 1,000 posts! You've got a great site and it's one of the first places I visit each day.

Keep on keeping on!

frangsty said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! And for the giveaway opportunity.

Francesco said...

as more gloomy news of independent bookstores closing, to find a webiste like this, it is like seeing in the horizon Noah's Ark approach the shore!
Also, the idea of the giveaway is thrilling. Please, include me if it possible and congratulations on your 1000 post.
Thanks
Francesco

MatthewT said...

Please enter me! Congrats on post #1,000 :)

KateLaugh said...

What a creative way to celebrate 1000 posts. First editions hold a special magic. Nicely done!

j.lee said...

You're simply the best! Better than all the rest. Better than anyone,
anyone I've ever met.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Awesome that you have 1000 posts! Count me in the chance for the giveaway too!

Grace said...

Congratulations! (This is not an entry tho since I have most of those books already!)

jess said...

oh my goodness, so much awesome!

Amanda Cobb said...

That is a crazy awesome giveaway!

SalT said...

What a great collection of books for your 1000th post! Choose me!

SalT said...

What a great collection of books for your 1000th post! Choose me!

Kathy said...

Happy anniversary - that's amazing! I'm still on post #85 myself.

And what gorgeous giveaway books, happy reading, Kathy

http://yearofreadingmybooks.wordpress.com/

BrittanyGale said...

Please count me in! Congrats on 1000 posts!

quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

Birch said...

OH DEAR LORD BOOKS

Takahashi Rayai said...

A few of those kind of made me drool. Not kidding. ^_^ Count me in!

LookingUp said...

A very happy 1,000th post! Here's hoping for many more posts!

robin michelle said...

1000 posts! Congratulations! Wonderful books in this giveaway!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Hard to decide which I'd read first. Congrats on 1000. Quite an achievement!

AES said...

No way! Thanks for the best giveaway ever. I am going to short out my keyboard with drool :)

Congratulations on the 1000th post on your wonderful blog!

Zura said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. I enjoy your finds. Thank you for sharing them with us.Such a wonderful array of books. You're very generous.

Unknown said...

1000 posts. Congratulations. such largesse; count me in! quirkfarms@msn.com

Littlebit said...

Oh dear..what a generous giveaway. Congrats on your 1000th post!

Becky said...

Happy 1,000th post!!! Would love to get my hands on any ONE of those books. How wonderful!

Unknown said...

Wow! and congratz!

DM said...

Please enter me!!!

Kathryn said...

Congrats on the 1000th post!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. Thank you for the giveaway as well. Looking forward to many more posts from you.

Anyhayes said...

Here's to the next thousand! I didn't find you until 986, so please keep on.

Jacqi said...

Congratulations on your thousandth post! I can't believe it has taken me almost that long to discover you. (I found you last week, thanks to my friend Sheri, through her blog at http://sherifenley.blogspot.com/ )

Please include me in your giveaway. I'd love to have a shot at the Bronte, either Tolkien, or even the Twain!

Now that I've found it, I'm really enjoying your blog posts!

karasacc said...

Congrats on the 1000th post! Thank you for the chance to win such an incredible giveaway!

kinfolknews said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts and as always, a fantastic giveaway!!

Unknown said...

Oh wow!! A first edition Tolkien would make my day!

mistressmousey said...

Happy 1000th post! Mmm... Tolkien.

lindsey said...

Thanks for carving out a little community for book admirers by the simple act of sharing your book bound discoveries. May there be many happy returns of 1000th postings!

Crystal said...

This is a great giveaway -- one I'd really love to have and congratulations on 1000 posts --

Sapphire said...

god, please, choose me as this time winner
i promise to...i promise to try my best to keep my promises from now on <3

*did i just enter the 2nd time? my pc is acting up*

Marie Burton said...

;) Congrats on your success-/ & a virtual hug from one of your invisible best friends!

Taryn said...

My only regret is that I didn't find this blog sooner! (only found a few months ago.) Just one of these books would be an impressive giveaway - the collection certainly makes a memorable 1000th post!

Lee said...

I really enjoy seeing your bookmark finds; congratulations on your 1000th post. Best wishes on your next 1000! LeeW

Tricia said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! Enter me for that great lot of books, please :^)

The Sleepy Student said...

Congrats! and please count me in for the giveaway!

TorontoViewer said...

Congratulations! Please enter my name in this contest! Cheers!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the thousand milestone - and, as for the contest - OMIGOODNES - oh yes, oh please, enter me into the contest.

Madame de... said...

Wow, great giveaway! Congrats on the 1000 posts!

Bleets said...

First off, congratulations on your 1000th post. Only wish I had discovered Forgotten Bookmarks sooner. Count me in on the giveaway, and as always, thanks.

Alyssa said...

Wow! These are some fantastic books for your 1000th post!!! Please count me in for the contest! Love them and would give them a wonderful home. ~ Alyssa the Librarian

pat1755 said...

Congrats, I love the blog! And yes, pls enter me.

Rou the Fledermaus said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. It is a wonderful milestone. I'm looking forward to many many more posts. :)
Please include me in the giveaway and thank you for the opportunity.

K. Henderson said...

Wow! 1000 posts and so many books given away. Thank you!

M- said...

Fantastic selection. If I don't win, I hope the offering is just as exciting for the 2000th post.

Ovrelia said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

MrCachet said...

Count me in, Michael!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! And Jane Eyre!!!! :)

Shawn A. said...

Congratulations on this 1000th post! And such an amazing giveaway! :D
*fingers crossed for the WIN!*

Lindsi Bonar said...

That's an awesome collection of books!

susied said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. I found you late but am very much enjoying your blog.

Wonderful giveaway!

siilenti said...

I am in love! Be still my heart for those books. Congratulations on so many posts too, your blog is awesome :)

siilentii27 at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I just recently discovered your site and I love it. Keep those forgotten bookmarks coming!

dirk said...

Congts on 1000!

A First edition Twain? Sign Me Up!

Connor said...

Congrats! And thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Marriott said...

Here's to 1000 more wonderful posts! I so enjoy reading them each day. Amazing giveaway!

Matthew said...

Entered!

Kate said...

It was a happy day when I came across your blog. I used to like pristine pages, but now I see markings and forgotten bookmarks as a tangible connection to others. "We read to know we are not alone" is true in more ways than one.

Nicole Palmby said...

Jane Eyre is one of my very, very, very favorite stories. I've read it so many times, and have a wide variety of copies... I'd love to add this one to the collection!

Cindy said...

That's an eclectic mix. I haven't read that Steinbeck. 1000 posts is a lot but you find lots of neat stuff. And share it too.

Tereza said...

Congratulations! Count me in!

melanie. said...

hope to win...

Alicia said...

Beautiful books, amazing giveaway, throwing my hat in the ring! Thanks for running such a lovely site.

Luke Holmes said...

That's a great collection. Thanks for the cance to win. Congrats on the success of the store, blog, and family!

The Junk-It Folk said...

Happy 1,000! Quite an accomplishment! Love your blog ... hidden treasures ... I'm always looking for some in thrifted books a well! Thanks for the give away!

Everett Howe said...

Congratulations on all of your milestones this year!

And count me in for the giveaway....

bookworm said...

Congrats on #1000. What a year you havce had with your flood, a baby, and a bunch of giveaways. Please enter me!

Susan Francino said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks for doing these things.

genna said...

Congratulations! Most excellent books. Count me in.

NonnieMouse said...

Thanks for all you've shared in your first 1000. Here's to a great future with your next 1000!

JayB1rd76 said...

Congrats on the 1000th post and thank you again for a chance at such a great giveaway!

Allie said...

Congratulations!

John Hooper said...

Amazing giveaway. Please count me in and congratulations on making it this far!

Alice said...

What wonderful books.

Leena said...

OOOoooo!! Lovely selection! =D (Pick me, please!!)

Rhonda said...

Happy to count you among my friends, and honored to be considered one of yours! Great giveaway for your 1000th post! *crosses fingers*

The Hoffs said...

Those are amazing! Good luck to all!

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Congratulations! Tonight I will post my 1,000th too!
Best.

Bailey said...

congratulations on 1,000 posts! Quite the accomplishment. And, as always, those are some gorgeous books you've got there!

Amanda said...

Several of those are inspiring lust! Congrats on 1000 posts, and thank you so much for sharing all of these gems.

Crystal Arcand said...

Oh my. Oh my, my, my. Oh, how I want these books!

rayvyn2k said...

Congratulations! 1000 is a fantastic number. Those books are fantastic.

g+m said...

The first edition Hemingway . . . and the Jane Eyre . . . ohpleaseohplease

Karen said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. I really enjoy your blog and seeing what people leave behind. Some terrific books your giving way. There are several I would share with my sister. Something for both of us! Thanks!

daren said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post. And wow, what a set of books to give away.

Suz and Allan said...

Happy 1000th post! This is an AMAZING selection!

Stacie said...

Oh wow! Congrats on 1000 posts-- what a great collections of books!

poyito said...

Wow!!! So excited!!! Best of luck to all :)

Unknown said...

Wow, congratulations! Also, I love to see other book lovers give away their older books. I try to do so as much as I can, but I've never been able to give away such wonderful books. You are far too kind to your readers. :)

Unknown said...

Lovely books!

NovelKatie said...

Congratulations on that fantastic achievement. Here's to another 1000 posts!

Katie

Rachel said...

These are stunning! Such a wonderful site and a beautiful giveaway!!

Azizah said...

1000 posts! That's amazing - many congratulations! Thank you for the wonderful reads and all the giveaways!

JeanZ said...

Am I too late? I would love to have these. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog. I can't believe it's been this long.

doris said...

Congrats on your big number 1000! I selfishly hope there will be thousands more.

Hope you're recovering well from the most recent flood and tha you're enjoying life with the new baby.

Audry said...

Congrats on getting to 1000 posts. That is quite an accomplishment. I hope you have many more years of posting.

beanerut said...

AMAZING giveaway! The winner will be lucky indeed!

Joanne Bernardi said...

Best Website Ever

Machell said...

What a great giveaway!! love your site!!

MILLICENT said...

Wow to 1000 and wow to your selections!

Hnia said...

I'm drooling at the sight of those books. I'd love to hold them in my hands and smell their musty smell! Congratulations on your 1000th post and thank you for showing us a window into the past.

peacock said...

As a fellow bookmark maven, I look forward to each and every post -- here's to the next 1,000!
Enter me in the giveaway, please.

Sam said...

Amazing site! Amazing giveaway books! Amazing Forgotten Bookmarks! Amazing YOU! Congratulations on your 1000th post and to your next 1000th!

Lady Dragoness said...

Looks like a wonderful collection. I'm in.

seb said...

oh! i hope this is the one i win!

congrats! love the blog.

Buttons and Glass said...

oh wow, that copy of Jane Eyre is beautiful. Jane Eyre is on my 'read ASAP' list, but the local library's one copy is not yet available!

Rebecca said...

These would be great in my classroom!! Congrats in the 1000!

Josette said...

Hi Michael, congratulations on your 1,000th post! What an amazing achievement. :)

I came across your blog and was really fascinated by it. Still am! I also wrote a post about your blog and book in my own blog just a few minutes ago.

Do keep featuring your found bookmarks. I certainly enjoy reading and looking at their pictures.

Jennifer said...

Whoa! That's fantastic! Congratulations, and wow on the neat books, which I wouldn't mind having!

Ken said...

Hokey Smokes Bullwinkle Count Me In!!

JwD231 said...

Congrats on all of your accomplishments! 1000 posts is super! Really glad that I have found Forgotten Bookmarks.:)

JwD231 said...

Congrats on 1000 posts and all the other accomplishments! Glad to be a part of Forgotten Bookmarks!

Renatelisabeth said...

Congratulations with the 1000th! Wow and wow again on this really nice giveaway!

JwD231 said...

Second attempt! Congratulations! Looking forward to the next 1000 posts!

Briony said...

Your blog is always a pleasure to read, congratulations on 1000 posts!

GeekyTexan said...

The Educated Genealogist mentioned you in her blog and I love what you do! It's going to take me a while to get caught up (congratulations on 1,000) but I intend to look at every one! I love these little pieces of life that are found....

Unknown said...

Congrats! Just discovered this site through Stumbleupon and I'm so glad I did!

Sabrina Porterfield said...

Great Googly Moogly! Please count me in. And congratulations on 1000 posts!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on reaching such an impressive milestone--and wow, those are some very neat books!

Jeff said...

I have not entered one of the giveaways in a long time... this time I will! HOORAY 1000

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on the success of your blog! It has always been interesting to read. This giveaway is such a great celebration of the milestone. An excellent array!

Lori Anderson said...

Congratulations! I have your book and love it! I've been finding some really odd things in a few books lately, now that I'm actively looking rather than just using the books for photo props. And the "Gilded Age" is AMAZING.

Unknown said...

Count me in! The books look awesome :) Congrats!

Pete said...

Wow, what a treasure trove. Count me In. At 170 entries so far, I probably won't win, but it's still much better odds than the lottery.

anayelii said...

Congrats!! And thanks!

Cheryl DeWolfe said...

Congrats on the milestone! Now thinking of where I could fit those books.... ;)

kz said...

I've always loved the cover of the Ulysses edition shown here. To read of Leonard Bloom's day enclosed by a such a lovely cover would be wonderful.

Amy said...

congrats on 1000! i hope to be the lucky winner of such amazing treasures!

jennifer rose said...

Me! Me! Pick me. I am worthy.

Unknown said...

My friend, Sheri Fenly, put me onto your blog. My son has "The Lord of the Flies" and loves it. It would be great to be eligible for "The Two Towers" to give him a gift.Kudos to you for all that you do for others. Marilyn

tori said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts!

O. Van Oost said...

Keep on bookin', Forgotten Bookmarks!

Sallie said...

I'm a new reader---love your idea! Winning books would just be so much icing.

Joanah Ela said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts! I must have Jane Eyre! :)

Distantsun401 said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. Fabulous giveaway as well

Auntie Nettie said...

Congrats on all the life milestones and may the floods of change not dampen your enthusiasm for posting the flotsam and jetsam of bibliophiles past and present.

Jane Eyre is my favorite book, but my copies are paperback and well thumbed, from my mother's college edition to all the ones I've gotten over the years. I'd love to have a "new" one to add to the Attic (which is minus a crazy Mrs. Rochester.)

Shelver 506 said...

Bronte AND Tolkien?! Oh my goodness gracious. I will die happy if I can win one of those.

Arianne said...

Congratulations! I like the Joyce cover!

tottergirl said...

Congratulation on reaching 1000. And what a fabulous collection of books. I'd love to give them a home.

Kelly Robinson said...

Oh, I'd sell my Mamaw for just The Gilded Age!

erika. said...

The books look amazing, considering most of them are first editions. & Congrats on reaching 1000 posts.

snippa said...

Having just found your blog recently, I'm a new but keen follower! I've never won a blog giveaway yet but here's hoping!

Ricardo said...

Jane, being the second moon of Silmarillion, versus Harry, the goblet for whom the Lord tolls.

Taryn Tyler said...

Can I just say I'm about salivating right now? Good luck everyone.

JLynnPro said...

I'm a recent new reader, and I LOVE this blog!

I'm entering THIS giveaway. The books look fantastic! :)

My mom introduced me to Ogden Nash when I was a girl. Amazing stuff!

Congrats on your 1,000th post and on such an amazing and fun blog!

Natalia Ortega-Brown said...

That's an amazing group of books! And 1000 post? Quite impressive!

Elizabeth said...

Your site is brilliant, and you are extremely generous with books. Congratulations - here's to 1000 more posts.

Portia said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to the next 1,000 posts!

cargenx said...

Congrats! Thanks for all the great posts and giveaways. This is an amazing collection

rolvey said...

Huzzah!!! Good job spreading good reads all around!

Jeanne said...

Just checked back in after being away--I've missed a bunch of those 1000 posts. Congratulations on your successful blog! And the books in this givaway are a fantastic mix--thank you for the chance to win them.

MelB said...

Congratulations! Great giveaway!

Gabby said...

Congratulations!! These books look amazing!

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