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Summer Contest: Tell Us How It Was!



Want to win some great prizes from 49th Shelf this summer, including a gorgeous e-reader or limited editions of Canadian classics? Write a thoughtful review or comment of a book you’ve read and you’ll have the chance to do just that.

Our job here on 49th Shelf is to make it easy for you to find your next great Canadian read. We do that via expertly curated book lists, guest posts and author interviews, and more. In addition, 49th Shelf members help each other out with recommendations and reviews—and we want even more of these!

You'll see the "Community Reviews and Comments" panel just under the cover image on every title listing page on the site. It looks just like this and it's really easy to add your review or note:


Until August 31, every review or comment you contribute for any book on the site enters you to win some swell prizes.


First prize: Win the e-reader of your choice: a Kobo Aura HD or a Kindle Paperwhite 3G


Second prize: A collection of special editions of Canadian classics from the UK-based The Folio Society. The Folio Society has produced beautiful, limited editions of two Canadian classics and you can win them both.



A special edition of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale featuring a new introduction by the author, and a special edition of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables, which again features a specially commissioned introduction by Margaret Atwood.

Third prize: A prize pack of five new releases for fall 2013.

You can enter as many times as you like—remember, each review equals one entry. We’ll randomly select three winners when the contest closes.

In the meantime, happy reading! Take some notes and then tell us how it was for you for your chance to win.

Good luck!

Contest closes midnight, Aug. 31, 2013.

August 9, 2013
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