Flash Book Giveaway to Support Local Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstores are important to us at Capsule Stories. During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support our indie bookstores, many of which are closed to the public. This giveaway on Instagram and Twitter is a small way to do that; we encourage readers to buy from Subterranean Books, Left Bank Books, and other indie bookstores in the coming weeks and months.

Subterranean Books and Left Bank Books are two of our editor in chief’s favorite bookstores in St. Louis. They host fantastic book events, stock a great selection of books (including many books published by small presses!), and provide excellent customer service. Even in the coronavirus pandemic, the stores are working hard to tell their customers about new books and recommend books. (Check out Subterranean’s Instagram @subbooks for lots of book recs, and visit Left Bank’s Facebook Page for videos of book recommendations from booksellers.) Now is the time for us to help them in any way we can, starting with this giveaway.

We are running two separate giveaways on Twitter and Instagram. You may enter both giveaways but cannot win both. Regardless of whether you’re selected as the winner, we encourage you to buy books (or puzzles, or bookish merch) from these stores. Subterranean Books is offering $2 flat rate shipping, and Left Bank Books is offering free media mail shipping, no matter where you are in the country.

Instagram Giveaway Rules [CLOSED]

Tell us a book you’ve been wanting to read for a chance to win a copy of it! We will buy the winner their chosen book from Subterranean Books to help support them during the coronavirus pandemic.

To enter, follow these simple rules:
1. Follow @capsulestoriesmag and @subbooks on Instagram
2. Comment a book that you want to read in the next few weeks in the Instagram post posted below
3. For one bonus entry, share this post in your story and tag us @capsulestoriesmag

Giveaway ends March 24 at midnight CST. One winner will be selected randomly and will be announced on March 25. Prize is one book (winner’s choice) under $25. Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to US residents only. Giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Subterranean Books.

Twitter Giveaway Rules [CLOSED]

Tell us a book you’ve been wanting to read for a chance to win a copy of it. We will buy the winner their chosen book from Left Bank Books to help support them during the coronavirus pandemic.

To enter, follow these simple rules:
1. Follow @CapsuleStories and @LeftBankBooks on Twitter
2. Comment a book that you want to read in the next few weeks in the tweet posted below
3. For one bonus entry, retweet this post!

Giveaway ends March 24 at midnight CST. One winner will be selected randomly and will be announced on March 25. Prize is one book (winner’s choice) under $25. Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to US residents only. Giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Left Bank Books.