Support Local, Win Audiobooks for a Year

You know we're partial to a good, old-fashioned physical books around here. But stories can take all sorts of forms, and (much as we'd like) we don't always have time to sit and read the day away.

That's where audiobooks come in. If you didn't know, we're all pretty big fans. Most of the staff listens to audiobooks on constant rotation—during our morning walks, through drives across town, on long afternoons spent in the garden, and any other time we can think of. So we were understandably pretty excited when we heard that our friends at Libro.fm were giving away free audiobooks for a year.

Let's take step back for a moment. If you (like us) love audiobooks, you need to know about Libro.fm. They partner with independent bookstores across the country to offer digital audiobooks, and the revenue from those sales supports local economies. That sets them apart from another popular audiobook platform (rhymes with "Schmaudible"), which is owned by a company so obsessed with two-day shipping that its employees are afraid to take bathroom breaks. Long story short: Libro.fm rocks.

That's especially true this summer, thanks to their Summer Listening Challenge. Here's how it works: Listen to 20 hours of audiobooks from Libro this summer (that's a cinch, by the way), fill out their PDF worksheet or this online form, send it along to the powers that be, and you'll be entered to win free audiobooks for a year. And you'll be supporting local the whole time.

Need some help getting started? Here are a few of our recent favorites—select the book you're interested in, then click 'Get the Digital Audiobook' to head to Libro and get started.

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Eat Cake. Be Brave. Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538712160
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 17th, 2018

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781400040414
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 24th, 2018

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Monday's Not Coming Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062422675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 22nd, 2018

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Endling #1: The Last Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335524
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

The Book of Essie: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - June 12th, 2018

Tangerine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062686664
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - March 27th, 2018

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The Word Is Murder: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062676788
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062362599
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017