Official Rules Indie Bookstore Sweepstakes

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the READ IT FORWARD INDIE BOOKSTORE SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.


ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor, Tattered Cover Book Store, Northshire Book Store, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 AM (EST) on May 16, 2016, and ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on June 16, 2016. Entries on Facebook will be accepted through 9:00 AM (EST) on June 20, 2016.

HOW TO ENTER: Online entry only. Enter by completing and submitting the entry form as instructed at or by filling out lead generation form via Facebook advertising.

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Sweepstakes shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy (at By entering this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes and providing your email address in the entry form, you agree to receive email from Sponsor, Sponsor’s parent company and corporate affiliates including Read It Forward regarding their products and services, in addition to Tattered Cover Book Store and Northshire Bookstore. DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE SUCH EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS. Please note that you may opt out of receiving emails from the sender of the email at any time by following their instructions for unsubscribing from future email communications (e.g., by clicking an “unsubscribe” button in the email).


One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) finished copy of the following:

The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Freeman

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Without You There is No Us by Suki Kim

At Home by Bill Bryson

The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Breakfast With Buddha, by Roland Merullo

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra

Bittersweet, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China, by Paul French

H is For Hawk, by Helen MacDonald

Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

The Stopped Heart, by Julie Myerson

The Midnight Watch, by David Dyer

Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, by Ben MacIntyre

Imagine Me Gone, by Adam Haslett

The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney

The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton

Emerson’s Wife, by Amy Belding Brown

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, by Sally Mann

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast

Descent, by Tim Johnston

The Room, by Jonas Karlsson.

Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly

Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World, by Aja Raden

The Unfortunates, by Sophie McManus

The Mare, by Mary Gaitskill

Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli

 Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value $1,000

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes. Winner will be responsible for all gratuities, meals, ground transportation, and any other incidental costs or expenses not expressly identified in these rules.

WINNER SELECTION: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about June 16, 2016 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winner will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and IRS W9 form within five (5) days of notification. In addition, the Winner’s traveling companion (or Winner if traveling companion is a Minor child or ward of winner) must execute and return a notarized Liability Release within the same time period. A Minor will not be permitted to participate in any portion of Prize travel without being accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian who executed required documents on Minor’s behalf.

Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS: By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor and their respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by December 1, 2016 to Alana Buckbee, Attn: READ IT FORWARD INDIE BOOKSTORE SWEEPSTAKES, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

SOLE SPONSOR: The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

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