Share Your Bookshelf and Enter to Win a Bookshelf of Books

We want to know how you live with your books. We want to see your bookshelves, we want to know how you organize your bookshelves! The sweepstakes ended January 4, 2013, but we still want to hear from you!

Do you do it by author, do you organize by genre? Maybe you have more than one bookshelf for different kinds of books, maybe you have a bookshelf in every room of your house. Or maybe your books sit in happy piles around the room. However you do it, we want to know how you live with your books.

It’s easy to participate! All you have to do is send us a photo or video of your bookshelf:

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* Tweet your photo/video to us @ReadItForward and use hashtag #shareyourbookshelf
* Enter via our Read It Forward Facebook app
* Email your photo/video to
* Post a link to your photo in a comment below

We’ll share your photo with the Read It Forward community, and you’ll be automatically entered in a fantastic sweepstakes. In mid-January 2013, winners will be randomly selected from among the photos/videos submitted. Prizes include:

* ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER: An IKEA bookshelf and 25 books, chosen by the winner from among books featured on

* TWO RUNNERS UP: 10 books, chosen by the winner from among books featured on

These are great prizes, and we’re super excited. But we’re even more excited to learn more about you and how you live with your books!

For instance, maybe you go to the book store and buy a huge bag of books. What do you do when you come home? Which books do you pull off the shelf, and how do you decide? What do you do with those books? Do they go in the garage? Maybe you give them away, maybe you sell them to a used book store.

Is there a book that always makes it on your shelf, a book that’s made it with you through move after move? Is there one book that your shelves would feel empty without?

How do e-books affect the way you live with your books? Do ever find yourself buying the e-book and enjoying it on your reader, but then you just have to go out and buy the physical book, too, because you want it on your shelf? We want to know!

Share what you’re reading, share how you live with your books, share your bookshelf with Read It Forward. Tweet us! Facebook us! Email us! We want to see your photos and videos of your shelves, we want to hear your stories! We’re so excited to learn more about how you live with your books.

Thanks for reading it forward – we’re so glad you’re here!

This sweepstakes ends on January 4, 2013. It is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) over the age of 18 at time of entry. Winners chosen at random. Winners will be notified via email, Facebook, or Twitter no later than January 31, 2013. Limit one entry per person. No purchase necessary. Sponsor does not share, rent, or sell email addresses of Read It First entrants. Complete rules, terms, and conditions.

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About Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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