Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Out of Print’s Book Madness

Thanks to my great local independent bookstore, Galiano Island Books, I gave away a lot of great T-Shirts from Out of Print last Christmas. There’s something faintly awesome about them for booklovers. Works of art that covered amazingly classic books on soft, yummy Ts. The combination was too great to resist and everyone I gave them to had the same reaction I did: love at first sight.

It turns out that I wasn’t the only one pleasantly amazed by Out of Print’s wares and they are now doing coasters, journals, notecards, phone cases and other things in addition to great Ts. The company says that they “work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in our collections. Each product is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book.” And, having worn a few of these myself, I can say that they do.

Now Out of Print opens a new chapter with a contest intended to evoke shades of college ball. The company says that their Book Madness was conceived “in the spirit of college basketball's popular tournament known as ‘March Madness’ and will pit book against book and allow bookworms to decide which will advance to the next round. In the end, one book will be left standing.”

It’s a bit of silliness, but it also seems quite fun and with each vote, participants will be entered into a sweepstakes for a $500 Out of Print gift certificate, among other prizes.

Voting begins on Monday, March 12th and the tournament will consist of six rounds of book-to-book match ups before one book is declared champion on Tuesday, April 3rd.

You can check out the action here.


Anonymous Leslie Miller said...

Husband, Stephen Miller loves these shirts...have to get him new titles every Christmas!

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 4:39:00 AM PST  

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