WIN A COPY OF RUNNING THE BOOKS: The Adventures of an Accidential Prison Librarian

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Avi Steinberg is stumped. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Harvard education and Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn’t cutting it. Seeking direction—and dental insurance—Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison. Over time, Steinberg is drawn into the accidental community of outcasts that has formed among his bookshelves — a drama he recounts with heartbreak and humor. But when the struggles of the prison library — between life and death, love and loyalty — become personal, Steinberg is forced to take sides. Running the Books is a trenchant exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man’s earnest attempt to find his place in the world while trying not to get fired in the process.

Thanks to Doubleday I have two copies of this book to giveaway. This is open to the U.S. only and NO P.O. boxes. This giveaway will start today, Tuesday, November 2nd and I will use a randomizer and pull the winner on Friday, November 19th. The winner will have 48 hrs from being contacted to send me their mailing info if they fail to do so I will pull another winner. To enter you must be a follower of my blog, leave your email address. If you do not your entry will be deleted. To receive extra entries you can do the following . . . 1. if you are already follower of this blog say so in your original comment; DO NOT LEAVE AN ADDITONAL COMMENT. 2. If you are a NEW follower leave an additional comment. 3. Tweet about this on twitter, and leave an additional comment with the link. 4. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link. GOOD LUCK!!!!


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I'm already a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

I'd love to read this book.

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lkish77123 at gmail dot com

i'm interested in this book....thanks for the chance to read it. (i'm a follower, too)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

I just graduated with my library science masters degree in August to become a librarian and I am currently still job hunting. I have recently started looking for prison library jobs because I think it would be a great job and googling prison librarian had me come across this giveaway. Would love to win!

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new follower

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

I follow. Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

How interesting. Rarely do you find a book about a prison librarian. Would love the chance to read it.

I follow.

Thanks! :0)
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I am an old follower (in more ways than one). Thanks for the giveaway!
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