Thursday, October 10, 2013

Day Six (October 10): Alaska Book Giveaway!

Featured Bookstore: Old Harbor Books, Sitka
Featured title: The Woman Who Married a Bear by John Straley

We’re giving away a book each day of Alaska Book Week. To win today’s featured titles, just answer the question below (one entry per person per day) before midnight today. The winner will be chosen by random drawing and announced on this site and on Facebook tomorrow. 

Today’s question:  Which Alaska book (by an Alaska author or about Alaska) have you read most recently? Click here to comment.

Yesterday’s winner: Kersten Christianson. What were some of the books entrants considered to be Alaska's hidden treasure? "Any and all work by Sheila Nickerson. Her book Disappearance is both eerie and intensely beautiful." "John Haines' The Stars The Snow The Fire. Not many people read it anymore, but it captures some of his best ideas and reminds us why he is our greatest poet (so far)."

Sitka’s independent bookstore, Old Harbor Books, was established in 1976 by a group of three book-loving local families. Today, the bookstore is just down the street from its original location, and directed by most of the same folk. They specialize in Alaskan books, and carry a big selection of Alaska picture, history, and kids books, while maintaining an eclectic selection of other good reads. Visit their website at

Old Harbor Books will have select Alaska books on sale at 15%, October 5-12.

Old Harbor Books has generously donated two titles to the Alaska Book Week Giveaway: Sitka: A home in the Wild by Dan Evans, and The Woman Who Married a Bear by John Straley.

Thank you, Old Harbor Books!

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