Nov
04

This Holiday Give Books (+ a Giveaway!)

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Thanks to a librarian aunt, as well as a mom and grandma who are both voracious readers, I’ve been a bibliophile for basically my entire life. So when it comes to the holidays I love to gift books more than just about anything. As it turns out Chronicle agrees, they’d like us all to take the pledge to give more books this holiday season. Just click below to sign up and you can download either a red badge or white badge to add to your site to support the Give Books campaign!  For every #GiveBooks tweet, pin, or online signature Chronicle will donate a book to children in need through First Book with a goal of 10,000 books. As if that weren’t enough incentive, you can also receive 30% off and free shipping on everything at ChronicleBooks.com (excluding personalized products) through 12/31 with the promo code GIVEBOOKS.

 

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Chronicle also invited me to choose ten of my favorite titles from their collection to gift to friends and family this December, no small task. But here’s the super duper part – you have a chance to win the same ten books! That’s right, a fat stack of reading material that you can either gift away or add to your own bookshelves. Included are One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory BookBlog, Inc., Gem and Stone, Lists, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration, Pulled, Tartine: The Boxed Set, Little Paper Planes, The Art of Instruction, and Creature.

 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, ROD!

To Enter the Giveaway:
1. Make the pledge to Give Books!
2. Pop back here and tell me in the comments below that you’ve done so.
3. For an extra entry tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #GiveBooks.
4. Pop back here (a second time) and tell me in the comments below that you’ve done so.
5. Do both before Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm CST.

This giveaway is for U.S. residents only. Giveaway rules + disclosures.

 

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The incredibly talented and awesome Gemma Correll illustrated all of the materials, including these downloads for Catmas gift tagsHanukcats gift tags, and a poster!

106 Comments on “This Holiday Give Books (+ a Giveaway!)”

  • Robin

    I pledged! what a great idea!

    11-04-13 » 9:29 am »

  • Gretchen Alice

    As a library student, I love giving books as gifts.

    11-04-13 » 9:50 am »

  • sydney85

    I love giving books to all the children in my life.I added the pledge to Give Books on my pinterest page.

    11-04-13 » 10:15 am »

  • mia

    I love giving books and getting books! Fabulous!

    11-04-13 » 10:53 am »

  • lauren @ la petite fashionista

    There’s nothing I love more than giving AND receiving books! the best gift I ever recieved was a laundry basket filled with books!

    11-04-13 » 10:56 am »

  • Caroline

    I pledged!

    11-04-13 » 11:00 am »

  • Caroline

    I tweeted! (twice actually, by accident: https://twitter.com/HokieCarrie/status/397393174873661441 AND https://twitter.com/HokieCarrie/status/397392844286996480)

    11-04-13 » 11:02 am »

  • joanna

    i pledged! philly could use some more books ;)

    11-04-13 » 11:05 am »

  • tammie

    i pledged to give books!

    11-04-13 » 10:30 am »

  • tammie

    i tweeted my pledge to give books. yay!

    11-04-13 » 10:31 am »

  • Audrey

    I took the pledge!

    11-04-13 » 10:36 am »

  • Audrey

    I tweeted about it!

    https://twitter.com/audreytheturtle/status/397402221886709761

    11-04-13 » 10:37 am »

  • Sandi

    Done – Officially a pledger!

    11-04-13 » 10:40 am »

  • Jessica Fendley

    I made a pledge! #givebooks

    11-04-13 » 11:28 am »

  • Caitlin H.

    I made the pledge!

    11-04-13 » 11:46 am »

  • M Natanek

    Pledged, tweeted and facebooked!

    11-04-13 » 11:46 am »

  • M Natanek

    Pledged, tweeted and facebooked — my second entry!

    11-04-13 » 11:47 am »

  • danielle

    Done and done. I’m a huge fan of Chronicle and your choices are lovely—special gifts for special people written all over them. ;)

    11-04-13 » 12:01 pm »

  • Erik Enervold

    I have made the pledge!!

    11-04-13 » 12:26 pm »

  • Kelsey

    I love to give and receive books! It was super easy to take the give books pledge. It would be such a delight to throw a Tartine dinner party with literary centerpieces and little antique books with namecards tucked in like bookmarks for each guest.

    11-04-13 » 12:56 pm »

  • Thom

    I took the pledge!

    11-04-13 » 12:58 pm »

  • Thom

    AND I tweeted about the promotion!

    11-04-13 » 12:59 pm »

  • Toni Gatlin

    As an aspiring librarian, I’m delighted by this campaign– and yes, I *will* be giving books this Christmas!

    11-04-13 » 1:49 pm »

  • Jessie

    I signed and pinned. This is a wonderful idea!

    11-04-13 » 3:33 pm »

  • joanna

    i tweeted, too!

    11-04-13 » 3:33 pm »

  • Sara Habein

    I pledged!

    11-04-13 » 4:56 pm »

  • Sara Habein

    I’ve also tweeted and pinned now too!

    11-04-13 » 4:57 pm »

  • Terri H

    I pledged!

    11-04-13 » 7:23 pm »

  • Stephanie

    What a great campaign. I pledged!

    11-04-13 » 7:32 pm »

  • Stephanie e.

    Pledged it up!

    11-04-13 » 8:26 pm »

  • Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist

    Love this! I made the pledge.

    11-04-13 » 8:34 pm »

  • Bridgette Chambliss-Thomsen

    I just pledged to give books! This is an awesome giveaway by the way!!!! :)

    11-04-13 » 9:44 pm »

  • Bridgette Chambliss-Thomsen

    I just tweeted #givebooks! :))

    11-04-13 » 9:45 pm »

  • Denise

    Great cause. Pledged and off to tweet.

    11-05-13 » 6:19 am »

  • Denise

    Just tweeted.

    11-05-13 » 6:24 am »

  • Bethany

    I made the pledge!

    11-05-13 » 7:02 am »

  • Caryn

    I pledged! What a great idea! And we always give books!

    11-05-13 » 10:27 am »

  • Caryn

    I also tweeted.

    11-05-13 » 10:28 am »

  • emilee

    I took the pledge.

    11-05-13 » 11:47 am »

  • emilee

    And then I Tweeted #GiveBooks.

    11-05-13 » 11:48 am »

  • Marianne

    I pledged to give books! :-)

    11-05-13 » 1:45 pm »

  • Bianca Schulze

    I pledged to #GiveBooks!!

    11-05-13 » 5:12 pm »

  • Martha

    I pledged to give books!

    11-05-13 » 5:15 pm »

  • Martha

    Also, don’t have a twitter but I pinned it!

    11-05-13 » 5:15 pm »

  • Lea anna

    I also love giving books as gifts. I’m constantly on the prowl for great children’s books to give to my friends’ children. I made the pledge to give more books!

    11-05-13 » 6:25 pm »

  • Caitlyn

    I pledged! I’ve always gotten books as presents, they’re generally the best ones I get.

    11-05-13 » 7:09 pm »

  • Carlene

    I pledged! Great idea!

    11-05-13 » 8:33 pm »

  • Beth

    How awesome! I pledged and I love to give and get books for any occasion!

    11-05-13 » 10:14 pm »

  • Beth

    I tweeted it, too. Woo hoo!

    11-05-13 » 10:16 pm »

  • Katy P.

    I pledged to give books this holiday season! (I usually do anyway).

    11-06-13 » 2:51 am »

  • Tina M

    just pledged. love this idea! i have wayyy too many books that i read years ago and won’t touch again. it’s such a good idea to pass them on to others and share my love of literature!

    11-06-13 » 4:36 am »

  • Toni Bellone

    I pledged and repinned (don’t use twitter). I participate in something called operation christmas child that sends shoeboxes full of little gifts to children in need. This year I’ll throw in some books and two children in need will get books from my pledge. Thanks!

    11-06-13 » 7:12 am »

  • Megan S.

    What an amazing idea! I pledge, and am going to pass this along to others as well :)

    11-06-13 » 8:19 am »

  • Andrea

    Pledged! An easy one to support!!

    11-06-13 » 1:04 pm »

  • Sarah Zero

    I pledged! Books and paintings ;)

    11-06-13 » 2:58 pm »

  • christine c.

    Great idea – I made the pledge!
    thanks

    11-06-13 » 4:06 pm »

  • Mystry

    Made the pledge! (:

    11-06-13 » 5:04 pm »

  • Mystry

    Tweeted! @mjonestry

    11-06-13 » 5:05 pm »

  • Michelle M.

    Giving books is always a perfect way to give! Happy to sign up!

    11-06-13 » 6:24 pm »

  • Michelle M.

    Shared on Pinterest as well! I hope it continues to be passed along!

    11-06-13 » 6:26 pm »

  • Rose Puthumana

    I’ve pledged!
    This is such a great concept!

    11-06-13 » 10:41 pm »

  • Dyane Amos

    I pledged, I pinned, I tweeted. Always give books!

    11-07-13 » 1:17 am »

  • BWalton

    I love giving AND getting books! Always give books! It was an easy pledge to sign.

    11-07-13 » 6:58 am »

  • Cherie

    I just signed the pledge!

    11-07-13 » 7:38 am »

  • Cari

    Great job Chronicle! As a librarian, I am a predictable book giver :)

    11-07-13 » 8:12 am »

  • Marina Pasetto

    I pledged!

    11-07-13 » 8:25 am »

  • Mariana M.

    I pledged

    11-07-13 » 8:27 am »

  • Paige

    I pledged to give books!

    11-07-13 » 8:43 am »

  • Sezgi

    I pledged!

    11-07-13 » 9:17 am »

  • Sandi

    Ok, I’m back for #2. That didn’t sound right did it? Just tweeted with the #GiveBooks

    I’ve pledged + I’ve tweeted = winner!

    11-07-13 » 10:32 am »

  • Alicia

    love this! I pledged!!

    11-07-13 » 10:38 am »

  • Alicia

    I tweeted about it too as @laalicia

    11-07-13 » 10:40 am »

  • Sarah Leigh

    I pledged! :)

    11-07-13 » 10:47 am »

  • Taylor

    I took the pledge! I already know which one I’m getting for my fiancee. Any suggestions for kiddos between 1 and 6?

    11-07-13 » 10:49 am »

  • Taylor

    I tweeted about #GiveBooks!

    11-07-13 » 10:49 am »

  • Abigail

    I love this idea SO much! Just went over and signed the pledge.

    11-07-13 » 10:58 am »

  • Marie

    Entered and tweeted. Books are always the best gift.

    11-07-13 » 11:04 am »

  • Elise

    I pledged! (Mauiplantgirl) great giveaway! Thank you.

    11-07-13 » 12:42 pm »

  • Elise

    Tweeted about giveaway (mauiplantgirl)
    Cheers!

    11-07-13 » 12:44 pm »

  • Erin

    I’ve pledged to give books – yay!

    11-07-13 » 1:33 pm »

  • veronica

    I made the Pledge

    11-07-13 » 2:02 pm »

  • Becca / A Good Good Day

    I pledged! I love Chronicle Books and have a growing collection of their publications! I was on vacation in SF last week and gave a girlish squeal when my boyfriend and I walked by the Chronicle Books store (I think it was closed)! Such a great idea and giveaway!

    11-07-13 » 2:15 pm »

  • Becca / A Good Good Day

    And I tweeted about it! Thanks for retweeting Kelly!

    11-07-13 » 2:29 pm »

  • Lynn

    I pledged! I love giving and getting books for the holidays or any time of year.

    11-07-13 » 5:45 pm »

  • Michelle B

    I love this and have pledged! Every child should have books, and I definitely give them as gifts all the time. Thanks!!

    11-07-13 » 6:45 pm »

  • Michelle B

    I have also tweeted the #givebooks pledge and your giveaway!! https://twitter.com/MichelleBrigha2/status/398611568545390593

    11-07-13 » 6:45 pm »

  • Luella Moss

    I’ve pledged! I <3 this cause, thank you for promoting it!

    11-07-13 » 8:27 pm »

  • Luella Moss

    I’ve also tweeted here: https://twitter.com/LuellaMossLove/status/398637301078568960

    11-07-13 » 8:28 pm »

  • carol dyer

    I took the pledge!

    11-07-13 » 9:19 pm »

  • Annie Grotophorst

    I signed! Great cause.

    11-08-13 » 12:27 am »

  • Megha S

    I have pledged to Give Books.

    11-08-13 » 9:47 am »

  • Megha S

    I have tweeted about your give way for wonderful cause. I love reading and giving books as gifts esp for children.

    11-08-13 » 9:54 am »

  • kayz

    Love this! Books are the best gifts!
    I pledged (hooray)! Off to tweet & pin!

    11-08-13 » 12:41 pm »

  • kayz

    I’m back…tweet, Pin, post to Facebook
    Done, done and done.
    Thank you for this, all kids need books at home!

    11-08-13 » 12:53 pm »

  • mary

    I pledged to give books this holiday season!

    11-08-13 » 11:52 pm »

  • Karissa Tucker

    I made the pledge! Planning to give Ralph Moody’s series “Little Britches” to my young sisters in law this Christmas.

    11-09-13 » 12:35 am »

  • Karissa Tucker

    I also tweeted this goodness. :)

    11-09-13 » 12:35 am »

  • Karen

    What a great idea! I made the pledge.

    11-09-13 » 10:06 am »

  • Karen

    For good measure, I added the badge to my blog and tweeted away! :-)

    11-09-13 » 10:06 am »

  • Hans von Trapp

    I pledged; I think this is a fantastic idea!

    11-10-13 » 8:11 am »

  • Hans von Trapp

    I tweeted too, Christmas book gifts for all!

    11-10-13 » 8:15 am »

  • Jessica

    I pledged! I love getting books and gifting books! What a great idea!

    11-10-13 » 6:25 pm »

  • Janssen

    Pledged! As a former librarian myself, there’s nothing I love more than books.

    11-10-13 » 6:48 pm »

  • @BlockRod

    I pledged and tweeted!

    11-10-13 » 9:19 pm »

  • Kim

    Pledged! Yippee!!!

    11-10-13 » 10:27 pm »

  • Kim

    Pinned as well!

    11-10-13 » 10:28 pm »