Giveaway winner

Before I get to the winner, I wanted to take a moment and answer some of the comments I usually get whenever I have one of these giveaways.

People always want to know why I'm giving away books. I am a bookseller, after all. Well, I suppose it's partially because contests send a lot of traffic to the site, or because I have a book coming out in a few months, or any number of practical reasons.

Truth is, these giveaways are a ton of fun. I love checking on all the comments and messages, seeing who is out there reading the blog, where they're from. I love the excitement you all have for these old books, it really makes love my job as a bookseller. Basically, I offer these giveaways to you all because I love doing it.

Anyway, enough of that - there is a winner out there.

Lots (and lots) of entries to sort through. Entries from, Twitter, Facebook, even a few from my friends at r/bookcollecting on Reddit.

After sorting them out and feeding the list into, I was left with one entry. I'm happy to announce that @JenandthePen is our shelf and books winner. She entered over on Twitter.

Many many thanks to everyone for participating, you make these giveaways the highlight of my week.


  1. Congratulations to the winner! I'm more than just a little jealous.

  2. I preordered a signed copy of a book from another blog that I follow, will you offer the same to your online followers?

  3. Moon, I plan on offering a small number of signed copies with some of the bookmarks featured in the book or on the site. I will keep you all posted.

  4. Congrats to the winner !Lovely books and a special shelf !

  5. Congrats to the winner and how exciting about the upcoming book!