Smart Bitches Happy Hanukkah Giveaway 2019 – Night Three!

A framed picture of the original ladies on atable with blue lights and a menorah beneath the words Hanukkah 2019Happy Hanukkah, 2019! It’s the third night of Hanukkah 5780, and we’ve got a bookish, fun, and nifty giveaway tonight!

Ready? Let’s do this!

Today’s prize is:

A book prize package with four much-loved 2019 titles, a tote bag, and a set of magnets, all handpicked by Amanda! 

Look how cute!

A picture of The Bride Test, Polaris Rising, Get a Life Chloe Brown, an Widow of Rose House on top of a printed tote bag and with a set of four button magnets on a blue countertop

A picture of the tote bag hanging up it has an image of stacked books of different kinds in deep pink and blue

Super Strong button magnets that say things like A book lover never goes to bed alone and Read Banned Books

A second picture of the prize pack with bag, button magnets and books stacked together

Amanda went shopping at Belmont Books outside of Cambridge, MA, and you get the benefits! You’ll receive a super cute tote bag, a set of four button magnets, and copies of:

Plus, extra bonus: Amanda will also send you a mixed box of books as well, so you’ll be set for reading for at least a week or so.

Want to enter? Yay!

Just leave a comment and tell us your favorite book store, real or imagined!

Standard disclaimers apply: I am not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Open to international residents where permitted by applicable law. Must be over 18 and ready to shop, read, or both – but mostly read. Not responsible for how many excellent books you can fit in that nifty tote but we bet it’s a LOT of books.

Comments will close Wednesday 25 December 2019 at or near 12pm ET, and winner will be announced shortly afterward.

Good luck, Happy Hanukkah, and thank you for being part of Smart Bitches!

Winner update: Congratulations to Rachel F! There are still many more giveaways to enter!

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  1. 1
    Julie Dolsen says:

    My favorite bookstore is my hometown Powell’s Books. It really has everything including inspiration.

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    Colleen P. says:

    Even though I haven’t been able to get there yet, my favorite bookstore is The Ripped Bodice!

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    Louise H says:

    My home town just got a new bookstore! We’ve been without one for years now. So I’m going to say that this one is my favorite. The Islander Bookshop.

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    Steffi says:

    Probably a bit cliché but I love Shakespeare & Co. in Paris. Such a lovely shop. *happy sigh*

  5. 5
    Betsydub says:

    I”d have to pick Hatchards because I suppose I’ve been there so many times in my travels back to Regency London (and always followed by a piquant ice from Gunthers).

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    Rachel F. says:

    My favorite bookstore was The Book Rack; they sold used books. They weren’t making a ton of money, but it seemed like everyone who worked there genuinely loved reading and books! I moved 3 years ago and I still think about that store.

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    Janiec says:

    My favorite bookstore was Ruby’s Book Sale in Lower Manhattan. I used to go there after school to browse the used books and magazines.

  8. 8
    DeeinID says:

    National chain would be BAM, but locally we have Rediscovered Books. They’ve branched out a bit over the years to have a wide variety.

  9. 9
    TaraR says:

    I could literally spend hours at Brookline Booksmith.

  10. 10
    Lex says:

    The used bookshop in Eastern Market in DC — floor-to-ceiling stacks, creaking floorboards, the smell, yum!

  11. 11
    Dejadrew says:

    The hostel where I stayed for my first week in Japan turned out to be in Jinbocho, Tokyo’s bookstore district. I wandered in a jet lagged haze down streets lined with outdoor bookshelves (something I’d never seen in North America), wandering from shop to shop accumulating secondhand children’s picture books to use as reading practice and souvenirs.

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    Violet Bick says:

    Many, many years ago there was a used bookstore in my town. Several, several years ago there was a Borders bookstore in my town. I loved them both because they were in my town. So, that’s my favorite bookstore: independent or chain, as long as it’s in my town.

  13. 13
    Rebecca W. says:

    My favorite has to be the Strand here in NYC!

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    Escapeologist says:

    My local public library has a second hand bookstore. Paperbacks for a quarter each! Never know what you’ll find.

    Agree with Violet above, whichever bookstore is in my town is my favorite. RIP Borders, great memories from my college days, hanging with friends at the coffee shop there.

    Barnes and Noble has been my daughter’s favorite store from toddlerhood. Not a Toys R Us kid, not this little introvert! The B&N kids area is so well designed, inviting little ones to discover books, arts and craft supplies and toys. I like the toys arranged by age group / interests. Last week their website came to the rescue with 1 hour store pickup of a book my daughter HAD to read right now – it was the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis who comments on here often 🙂

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    rissatoo says:

    My favorite bookstore is still in the planning/building stage – Jenny Lawson’s (The Bloggess) NOWHERE BOOKSHOP. The physical shop is not opening until next year, but you can order swag and ebooks already.

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    Avital Ordan says:

    Book depository

  17. 17
    Louise says:

    I love Politics and Prose! Though really, it’s hard to choose here, we have so many great local bookstores.

  18. 18

    Any bookstore is a good bookstore. 🙂

    But one of my favorites was a used bookstore that I used to visit all the time as a kid. I bought so many romances and other books there. I was so sad when it closed several years ago.

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    Mandy Aguilar says:

    There’s a little bookstore/coffee shop/bar here in my Dallas neighborhood called The Wild Detectives. It’s wonderful They have a small, highly curated collection, which means no romance or YA. It would be perfect if they carried the two things I read the most.

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    Gigi says:

    My favorite used bookstore was a little hole in the wall owned by a very crotchety old lady who always looked peeved when someone came on and interrupted her reading. I loved her. She let me browse in peace without making dreaded chit chat. She also had an mazing collection of old school romance. I was so sad when I moved away.

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    Natasha Rebello says:

    I didn’t think I had a favourite bookstore until I visited The Ripped Bodice. It gave me so much joy to find a bookstore where everywhere I looked, there were books I wanted to grab and read! Usually I have to search high and low for the romance section and it’s usually hidden in a corner and has a handful of shelves dedicated to it.
    Don’t even get me started on the wonderful decor at the ripped bodice! Every part of that store was put together with lots of love and it shows!

  22. 22
    jcp says:

    http://www.discoverbooks.cm It always has a coupon to save more money.

  23. 23
    srs says:

    My favourite bookstore is whichever one I am closest to at the moment.

  24. 24
    Ellie says:

    Square Books.

  25. 25
    Chris Alexander says:

    I want to visit The Ripped Bodice, but the country is between us. In the meantime, I make due with B&N. I enjoy a good fictional bookstore, too.

  26. 26
    Laura says:

    My local library’s used bookstore

  27. 27
    Trix says:

    Bookshop Santa Cruz (though I still miss Logos Books and Records)

  28. 28
    Jill LeTempt says:

    My favorite bookstore is the original Tattered Cover in Denver.

  29. 29
    Chris says:

    I don’t have a favorite book store – so I guess mine is imagined! I tend to buy my books online or ebook – and I don’t really think Amazon is my favorite.

  30. 30
    Helyn says:

    My favorite bookstore is A Room of One’s Own in Madison, Wisconsin. Runner up is Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg, PA, and my unrequited bookstore crush is the Ripped Bodice which is my first stop if I ever make it to the west coast.

  31. 31
    Beige Rivera says:

    Locally, we have Mysterious Galaxy which is Sci-Fi/Fantasy kinda bookstore that’s awesome!

  32. 32
    Ashley Morris says:

    There’s a used bookstore that my mom and I had been going to for years. By the doctor’s and the dealership, so if we ever had a doctor’s appointment or oil change for the car we’d stop by the store. It changed hands a few times over the years but finally closed down within the past year, to my sadness. But my favorite store has always been that little used shop down by the water.

  33. 33
    Miss Louisa says:

    I go to my local B&N because it’s the only one and I want to keep it open. I miss Borders and Hastings. When I go out of town, I try to stop at Bookman’s, an AZ used/new book store in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff.

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    Manzanilla says:

    I love secondhand bookstores that have the books stacked from floor to ceiling, and walking down the aisles is like walking into a cave. Even better are the ones in college towns, because there’s so many esoteric books that you never knew existed before.

    My favorites are probably Henderson’s Books in Bellingham, WA and Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA.

  35. 35
    Lisa Boike says:

    Horizon Books in TC Michigan

  36. 36
    Jasmin Rodriguez says:

    My favorite bookstore is the one I usually go to in my hometown. It’s ‘A Novel Idea’ and it has the cutest cat and just an overall cozy environment. Not to mention decent prices!

  37. 37
    Katie Lynn says:

    My favorite bookstore is the used bookstore where I grew up. It changed hands a time or two (I first remember it as “Carol’s Paperbacks Plus!”) and I still love stopping in when I’m nearby

  38. 38
    SandraL says:

    My favorite bookstore is the Curious Iguana.

  39. 39
    Kareni says:

    I’d like to visit the book shop at 84 Charing Cross Road.

    Happy Hanukkah!

  40. 40
    Holly says:

    The Ripped Bodice! I bought 15 books the first time I visited. Just so much fun to go and nerd out about romance with such knowledgeable and delightful people.

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