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The Best Bookish Giveaways of October

by | October 21

After an unseasonably warm week in New York City, the weather is finally cooling off and there may even be rain on the way. I.E., it’s almost every book lover’s favorite time of the year. Time to stock your tea cupboard, grab your coziest blankets, and start gathering reading material for the remaining days of autumn! Don’t worry, you don’t need to go bankrupt—our fellow publishing pals have enough giveaways running to have you set for life. All you have to do is enter!

1. OFF THE SHELF’S + ZABAR’S FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY

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Prize:

  • 1 “Zabar’s Is New York” Box ($269 value)
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  • The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes
  • Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
  • Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker
  • Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  • The New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie
  • Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne
  • The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr
  • Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Ends: October 26, 2016

2. NOVEMBER CHATTERBOX: ORPHANS OF THE CARNIVAL 

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Prize:

  • Orphans if the Carnival by Carol Birch
  • Discussion Guide
  • Animal Crackers
  • Retro Popcorn Bags & Popcorn Kit
  • Vintage Postcards
  • “Admit One” tickets
  • Sideshow Freaks Playing Cards

Ends: October 31, 2016

3. OCTOBER NOVLBOX: HALLOWEEN THEME

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Prize: It’s a surprise, but it usually includes at least four YA books and goodies like tote bags and sweets. 

Ends: October 31, 2016

(Related: 7 Things Younger Gets Right About the Publishing Industry) 

4. PETER GURALNICK ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GIVEAWAY

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Prize:

  • The Last Train To Memphis by Peter Guralnick
  • SAM PHILLIPS: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll by Peter Guralnick
  • Feel Like Going Home by Peter Guralnick

Ends: October 26, 2016

5. TRIPOLI SAGA SWEEPSTAKES

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Prize:

  • The Shores of Tripoli by James L. Haley
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade

Ends: October 27, 2016

6. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE WEEKLY NEW RELEASE SWEEPS 10/17

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Prize:

  • Cakewalk by Rita Mae Brown
  • Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman
  • Escape Clause by John Sandford
  • Here’s a Brilliant Idea by The Brothers McLeod
  • Mistletoe Games by Jaci Burton

Ends: October 23, 2016

7. BOOKRIOT’S UNUSUAL SUSPECTS GIVEAWAY

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Prize: 10 new mystery/thriller books!

Ends: October 23, 2016

8. READ IT FORWARD’S ANIMAL LOVERS SWEEPS

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Prize:

  • Dogs and Their People by Barkpost
  • Penguins and Other Seabirds by Matt Sewell
  • The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
  • Wild Things, Wild Places by Jane Alexander
  • Amazing Animal Facts Postcards by Maja Safstrom

Ends: October 26, 2016

9. GREG ILES BOOK CLUB SWEEPS

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Prize: 

  • 10 copies of Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
  • 10 trilogy totes
  • Skype session with Greg during your book club meeting!

Ends: October 24, 2016

Let me know if I missed any in the comments below!