Book Depository Competitions



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    Our Book of the Week feature is now three years old! To celebrate we're giving away all the books from the past year to one lucky winner. (Crane required to carry them around not included.)

    We asked our lovely graphic designers to design some new jackets from our Book of the Week list in a minimalist style. They came up with these eight. All you need to do is discover which eight book covers we've taken the liberty of redesigning. We've listed all the books along with bigger versions of our covers on a separate page.

    We hope you enjoy our feature as much as we do. Here's to many happy returns and bookish discoveries!

    Competition closes on Thursday 21 November, midnight GMT. Good luck!

    Update 11/4/13: please don't worry if you did not get the verification message after submitting, your entries are documented and you will not be disqualified if you had to resubmit.

    Update 22/11/13 Answers:

    1. Underwater Dogs 2. The Green Kitchen 3. The Last Days of Detroit (US edition Detroit City Is the Place to Be) 4. The Divine Comedy 5. Secret Garden 6. Apocalypse 7. Heavenly Bodies 8. Bitter Greens

    Winner: Christian Edding Thank you all for participating, we hope you enjoyed it!

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    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, books of the week

    Books of the Week

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QE. No entries should be sent to this address.

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      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Steve Winchester's avatar Steve Winchester

      #3 was the only one I knew immediately! haha Some were obvious, others I've guessed.... badly! lol

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:49
    2. Alexandra Alexe's avatar Alexandra Alexe

      This was a surprise! A very good one. Had a tiny bit of problems at number 3 but I think (or hope) I got everything right!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:21
    3. Mary Fallon's avatar Mary Fallon

      wow. some i had to guess at. difficult

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:04
    4. Ezequiel Saul's avatar Ezequiel Saul

      3 hast to do with a CITY were a movie happens... 7 is in the botom line of books I need hel with 2, 4 and 5

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:57
    5. Konstantina Moutafi's avatar Konstantina Moutafi

      ok just tell me on which line will I find no4? that's the tricky one for me!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:25
    6. lesley christian's avatar lesley christian

      7 took me for ever! That was a fun completion that really made you think and research the aspect of each book

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:23
    7. Antoine Abdilla's avatar Antoine Abdilla

      This type of competition is always great fun. Keep it up!! The gift is great...hope i win :)

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:07
    8. Giuliana's avatar Giuliana

      Wow, last year's was easy by comparison. I'll have to take a guess on some of these...

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:49
    9. Joann Osgerby's avatar Joann Osgerby

      This was a challenging, thought-provoking competition. Hopefully I scored well because I would love to win a supply of books!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:43
    10. Jose Marques's avatar Jose Marques

      That is the funniest competition ever. I don't even care if i win or not just for the fun i had! Well some new books to read would be appreciated. :D Good job!!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:38
    11. Sulphur's avatar Sulphur

      Wow great competition but I am stumped. Can only think of what 3 of them are.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:16
    12. Julia Skinner's avatar Julia Skinner

      Great comp and prize, but so hard!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:56
    13. Khalilah Ahmad Saifuddin's avatar Khalilah Ahmad Saifuddin

      I already submitted my answers. Quite difficult indeed.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:52
    14. Kirsten Mills's avatar Kirsten Mills

      Excellent competition! I happy with all my answers apart from #3 which could be any of a few options. You really have to know your literature in order to get #4...

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:39
    15. Sarah Johnson's avatar Sarah Johnson

      Paul I don't think you're right with either but I guess we'll see

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:12
    16. Paul Gorman's avatar Paul Gorman

      4 is On Wheels

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:03
    17. Paul Gorman's avatar Paul Gorman

      7 must be Beauty in Decay

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:01
    18. Paul Gorman's avatar Paul Gorman

      You really have to have to have read The Shining Girls to get the connection.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:00
    19. Isidora Mellado Correa's avatar Isidora Mellado Correa

      tough!!! But really fun! May the odds be ever in my favor hahaha

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:57
    20. Sarah Murray's avatar Sarah Murray

      Tough! Had to guess on 2 of them but 'educated guesses' I think... Fun!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:54
    21. Karen's avatar Karen

      took a complete guess on #3 very tricky, but lots of fun! just crossing my fingers that no once else guesses right either!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:53
    22. Rok Kovačič's avatar Rok Kovačič

      Finally a competition, that requires more than a simple google search. I only hope I got the books right.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:38
    23. Virgínia Miranda's avatar Virgínia Miranda

      Just missing 3,4 and 7.... any tips?? :)

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:24
    24. Karen Hansen's avatar Karen Hansen

      very creative! I really enjoyed it!!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:10
    25. M. C.'s avatar M. C.

      I'm sure of only 3...I'll get back on this!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:05

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