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May 29, 2014 / Leslie

Armchair BEA – Giveaway Day

ArmchairBEA LogoWelcome to Day 4 of Armchair BEA

For those of us who are unable to attend Book Expo America in New York this week, there is Armchair BEA, an online networking event for bloggers worldwide.

Today is the highly anticipated Giveaway Day, a favorite from past years. Bloggers host a giveaway on their own site and post a link on Armchair BEA.

Win a copy of The Map Thief

The Map Thief, by Michael Blanding, is true crime at its finest, full of twists and turns, historical details, and the kind of writing that will have you frantically turning the pages. The book releases today and, courtesy of the publisher, I have one copy to giveaway to a reader with a US address.

About the Book

Map ThiefThe Map Thief

by Michael Blanding
Genre: True Crime
Publisher: Gotham Books
Publish Date: May 29, 2014

The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him.

Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects.

Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief —until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

More Information: Book | Author | Goodreads

Giveaway Information

Courtesy of the publisher, I have one copy of The Map Thief to give away to a reader with a US mailing address. To enter, fill out the form below on or before midnight, May 31st, one entry per person. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.

[Giveaway Has Ended]

Winner: Anne

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Source: Giveaway provided by Gotham Books.
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Leave a Comment
  1. Elizabeth Bevins / May 29 2014 7:24 am

    I’ve had that on my TBR list! Goodie. I can’t wait to read it. I look forward to following your blog. Thanks so much!


  2. Juli D. Revezzo / May 29 2014 8:54 am

    I’m such a sucker for maps and this looks great! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Leslie! 🙂


  3. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader / May 29 2014 9:43 am

    I won’t enter your giveaway because I have this book sitting right in front of me on my shelf but I just wanted to say how excited I am to read it 😉


  4. Wesley at Library Educated / May 29 2014 10:39 am

    This one just went on my Goodreads TBR a few days ago, it’s fate!



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