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.
From the star of USA reality show The Radkes and creator of the viral "Red Ribbon Week" video, this is a hilarious and inspiring story of finding self-confidence in a world of naysayers.My name is Melissa Radke, and there is a very real chance you have no idea who I am or why I wrote a book. But admit it, you're curious!$28.95ISBN: 9781400040414Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Knopf - April 24th, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.$17.99ISBN: 9780062422675Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - May 22nd, 2018
From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.$17.99ISBN: 9780062335524Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018
In this first book of an epic middle grade series, Katherine Applegate takes us on an unforgettable journey.
A New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of the action-packed Animorphs series and the award-winning The One and Only Ivan.$25.95ISBN: 9780525520313Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf - June 12th, 2018
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD
"Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."—Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant$26.99ISBN: 9780062686664Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ecco - March 27th, 2018
“A juicy melodrama cast against the sultry, stylish imagery of North Africa in the fifties.” —The New Yorker$27.99ISBN: 9780062676788Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper - June 5th, 2018
SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER?
New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.$25.99ISBN: 9780062362599Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper - June 13th, 2017
New York Times bestseller
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
Lambda Literary Award winner