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!

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106 Comments
  • Robin

    November 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I pledged! what a great idea!

  • Gretchen Alice

    November 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

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

  • sydney85

    November 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

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

  • mia

    November 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I love giving books and getting books! Fabulous!

  • lauren @ la petite fashionista

    November 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

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

  • Caroline

    November 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I pledged!

  • Caroline

    November 4, 2013 at 11:02 am
  • joanna

    November 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

    i pledged! philly could use some more books 😉

  • tammie

    November 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

    i pledged to give books!

  • tammie

    November 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

    i tweeted my pledge to give books. yay!

  • Audrey

    November 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I took the pledge!

  • Audrey

    November 4, 2013 at 10:37 am
  • Sandi

    November 4, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Done – Officially a pledger!

  • Jessica Fendley

    November 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I made a pledge! #givebooks

  • Caitlin H.

    November 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I made the pledge!

  • M Natanek

    November 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Pledged, tweeted and facebooked!

  • M Natanek

    November 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Pledged, tweeted and facebooked — my second entry!

  • danielle

    November 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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

  • Erik Enervold

    November 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I have made the pledge!!

  • Kelsey

    November 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    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.

  • Thom

    November 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I took the pledge!

  • Thom

    November 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    AND I tweeted about the promotion!

  • Toni Gatlin

    November 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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

  • Jessie

    November 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I signed and pinned. This is a wonderful idea!

  • joanna

    November 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    i tweeted, too!

  • Sara Habein

    November 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I pledged!

  • Sara Habein

    November 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I’ve also tweeted and pinned now too!

  • Terri H

    November 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I pledged!

  • Stephanie

    November 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    What a great campaign. I pledged!

  • Stephanie e.

    November 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Pledged it up!

  • Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist

    November 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Love this! I made the pledge.

  • Bridgette Chambliss-Thomsen

    November 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

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

  • Bridgette Chambliss-Thomsen

    November 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I just tweeted #givebooks! :))

  • Denise

    November 5, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Great cause. Pledged and off to tweet.

  • Denise

    November 5, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Just tweeted.

  • Bethany

    November 5, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I made the pledge!

  • Caryn

    November 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

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

  • Caryn

    November 5, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I also tweeted.

  • emilee

    November 5, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I took the pledge.

  • emilee

    November 5, 2013 at 11:48 am

    And then I Tweeted #GiveBooks.

  • Marianne

    November 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I pledged to give books! :-)

  • Bianca Schulze

    November 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I pledged to #GiveBooks!!

  • Martha

    November 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I pledged to give books!

  • Martha

    November 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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

  • Lea anna

    November 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    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!

  • Caitlyn

    November 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

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

  • Carlene

    November 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I pledged! Great idea!

  • Beth

    November 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm

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

  • Beth

    November 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I tweeted it, too. Woo hoo!

  • Katy P.

    November 6, 2013 at 2:51 am

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

  • Tina M

    November 6, 2013 at 4:36 am

    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!

  • Toni Bellone

    November 6, 2013 at 7:12 am

    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!

  • Megan S.

    November 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

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

  • Andrea

    November 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Pledged! An easy one to support!!

  • Sarah Zero

    November 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I pledged! Books and paintings 😉

  • christine c.

    November 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Great idea – I made the pledge!
    thanks

  • Mystry

    November 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Made the pledge! (:

  • Mystry

    November 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Tweeted! @mjonestry

  • Michelle M.

    November 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

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

  • Michelle M.

    November 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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

  • Rose Puthumana

    November 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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

  • Dyane Amos

    November 7, 2013 at 1:17 am

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

  • BWalton

    November 7, 2013 at 6:58 am

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

  • Cherie

    November 7, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I just signed the pledge!

  • Cari

    November 7, 2013 at 8:12 am

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

  • Marina Pasetto

    November 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I pledged!

  • Mariana M.

    November 7, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I pledged

  • Paige

    November 7, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I pledged to give books!

  • Sezgi

    November 7, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I pledged!

  • Sandi

    November 7, 2013 at 10:32 am

    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!

  • Alicia

    November 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

    love this! I pledged!!

  • Alicia

    November 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I tweeted about it too as @laalicia

  • Sarah Leigh

    November 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I pledged! :)

  • Taylor

    November 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

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

  • Taylor

    November 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I tweeted about #GiveBooks!

  • Abigail

    November 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

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

  • Marie

    November 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Entered and tweeted. Books are always the best gift.

  • Elise

    November 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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

  • Elise

    November 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Tweeted about giveaway (mauiplantgirl)
    Cheers!

  • Erin

    November 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve pledged to give books – yay!

  • veronica

    November 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I made the Pledge

  • Becca / A Good Good Day

    November 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    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!

  • Becca / A Good Good Day

    November 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    And I tweeted about it! Thanks for retweeting Kelly!

  • Lynn

    November 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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

  • Michelle B

    November 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

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

  • Michelle B

    November 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

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

  • Luella Moss

    November 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm

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

  • Luella Moss

    November 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm
  • carol dyer

    November 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I took the pledge!

  • Annie Grotophorst

    November 8, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I signed! Great cause.

  • Megha S

    November 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I have pledged to Give Books.

  • Megha S

    November 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

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

  • kayz

    November 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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

  • kayz

    November 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

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

  • mary

    November 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I pledged to give books this holiday season!

  • Karissa Tucker

    November 9, 2013 at 12:35 am

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

  • Karissa Tucker

    November 9, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I also tweeted this goodness. :)

  • Karen

    November 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

    What a great idea! I made the pledge.

  • Karen

    November 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

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

  • Hans von Trapp

    November 10, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I pledged; I think this is a fantastic idea!

  • Hans von Trapp

    November 10, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I tweeted too, Christmas book gifts for all!

  • Jessica

    November 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm

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

  • Janssen

    November 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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

  • @BlockRod

    November 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I pledged and tweeted!

  • Kim

    November 10, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Pledged! Yippee!!!

  • Kim

    November 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Pinned as well!