Monday, November 7, 2011

We - Yes, You and I - could win $500 in Chronicle Books! - November 7, 2011

Chronicle is one of my favorite book publishers. Seriously. When I'm out thrifting I do a dance of joy when I see the little glasses on the spine. When I'm in a bookstore, I gravitate toward Chronicle's books. Why? They're gorgeous. Whether a cookbook or a how-to book or even, on occasion, a work of fiction, these books are always SO beautifully designed.

And now Chronicle is having a contest. A CONTEST. First, they want bloggers to list $500 worth of Chronicle books that they would like. Well, I can give that a shot...
That was both difficult and really really fun. You can see from this list that I'm a fan of cookbooks, how-to books, craft books, kits, and randomness. Um...so, you can see that I'm random. 

Now here's the super fun part. If you leave a comment on this post, and if I win, you might win all of the above too! (I'll do a random drawing if/when.) AND I get to also choose a charity to receive all these books - and I choose to have all of these books donated to the City of Decatur (Georgia) high school's library. I suspect they would be very much appreciated and I like to support my local school system.

So go on, leave a comment. Tell me if you love Chronicle as much as I do. Tell me about your favorite book publisher. Tell me which book I should've chosen for my list (I don't think there's a rule against swapping before the deadline!). But please do say something!

40 comments:

  1. I have seen the World's Smallest Post Office letters in person, they are genius! I can only imagine how fun it must be to make them yourself at home. In other words: I concur!

    Also: maaan, it has been ages since I have made a sock monkey. Might have to make one soon!

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  2. I love them as well! Their books are always so gorgeous/interesting. And I just saw these notecards that they have on their site: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/paper-goods/stationery/notecards/you-and-me.html CUTE!

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  3. I LOVE Chronicle! I sometimes get to their warehouse sales in SF and I'm always afraid I'm going to drool so hard over all the prettiness that they'll kick me out of the store.

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  4. Yay! I hope you win! You won't know which book to look at first - they'll all be so PRETTY. Reading this post reminded me that I need to find my Chronicle knitting book, "Pretty In Punk". There's a super-cool mohawk hat in there that I want to make...

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  5. I can't believe you didn't choose The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks! ;) Chronicle is awesome, such beautiful books...

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  6. I love Chronicle Books! They have creative titles that are beautifully presented. And a great local company to those of us in SF. Good luck!

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  7. I love cookbooks too! Chronicle Books rocks for this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

    bamagv at aol dot com

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  8. Chronicle does make some beautiful books. If you don't already have it, you should consider adding Bakerella's Cake Pops book to your list. It has to be one of the prettiest books I have seen in a while and filled to the brim with cuteness!

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  9. I love Chronicle as well. They put out some wonderful cookbooks. I'm not a very crafty person, but perhaps with some of the books in your list, I could develop skills I didn't even know I had!

    Leslie
    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

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  10. I am in love with your list, especially the cookbooks! Good luck to you!

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  11. I'm crazy for cookbooks (just check my list to see!) Good luck to all of us!

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  12. I made my own list at Book Dirt, so those would be my main picks, but I'd be thrilled to win yours, too. I could use some new crafty ideas.

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  13. Well, that list would fill out my Christmas shopping nicely!

    good luck to both of us! ;D

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  14. Love that spectacle colophon so much, I just want to move to SF and pay them to work for them.

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  15. I'm a total Chronicle geek too Marla! They're my go-to for bookish gifts at the holidays. Ten Little Zombies was my favorite gift I gave last year. :D They also have the coolest craft books.

    Good luck!

    -- Rhianna

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  16. Instant Iron On's look fun! Fed Up With Lunch is also on my list... it looks really interesting. Good Luck!

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  17. Skinny Dips is on my list too :) Good luck!

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  18. The Art of McSweeney's is one of my favorite books! Great choice! Best of luck!

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  19. Love Chronicle, especially since they're local (for me)! And on that local note, highly recommend Tartine. If their book is anything like the bakery, it will be fantastic!

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  20. Great list! I love Chronicle and have several of their books already (my latest purchase was Miette). It took me forever to finish my list. Best of luck!

    craftinomicon@gmail.com

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  21. I really like your list! You have a lot of books that I was looking at. Good luck!

    Check out my list here

    xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)com

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  22. They do publish gorgeous books, don't they? I personally love all their writing and graphic design books, but I'm particularly in love with the book Creatures. Good luck. If you'd like another chance to win, leave a comment on my list at Two Kinds of People.

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  23. Wow! That's a really cool list. Fed Up With Lunch sounds so interesting.

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  24. Great list! I'd love to win these, if I don't win my own. Good luck!

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  25. I really like Chronicle and Candlewick Sparks. Good luck!

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  26. The Chronicle Books cookbooks caught my attention. So many good ones. Good luck! - Fay

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  27. What a great list of books. I'd especially like to read Fed Up With Lunch. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I love your list!! So many great cookbooks!

    I'd love for you to come over & comment on mine too :-) amyreneonline.com

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  29. I do like Chronicle books. I like Simon & Schuster as my favorite publisher. The book you missed was Milk and Cookies.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Chronicle is new to me, but they look like they carry some great books. I don't have any special favorite publisher. You have a lot of variety on your list. I would recommend any on my list.

    find my list at:
    Tossing It Out
    Lee

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  31. Great choice on the charity. Good Luck!

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  32. i think we have the same taste in books. great choices. good luck!

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  33. Great list! Good luck :)

    You can check mine out too: bit.ly/tkw600

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  34. Great list!! I did one on my blog too. Good luck to both of us! :)

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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