13 October, 2017
WIN A BOOK A MONTH FOR LIFE
HEYWOOD HILL, THE BIGGEST LITTLE BOOKSHOP IN THE WORLD, SETS ITS SIGHTS ON MARS
Heywood Hill, launched its A Year In Books For Life prize draw on 13 October 2017. This annual prize draw offers readers the chance to win a hand-picked book a month for life, for free, anywhere in the world.
Elon Musk’s spectacular plan to send people to Mars in 2024 has fired the world’s imagination. At Heywood Hill our response has been to wonder what books and other things would human beings want to take with them.
To win a book a month for life, entrants to our prize draw must answer one simple question on www.heywoodhill.com – if they were picked by Elon Musk to be on the first manned flight to Mars in 2024, what would they take with them and why? We need a book and an object please.
Throughout the competition period we will publish video contributions from people we admire kicking off with one from Salman Rushdie.
A Year In Books For Life prize draw is free to enter at www.heywoodhill.com/ayearinbooks. The competition closes at midnight London time on Tuesday 31st October 2017 and the winner will be announced in November 2017.
Heywood Hill calls itself the biggest little bookshop in the world with some justification. Last year’s inaugural prize draw attracted thousands of entries from dozens of countries. The winner Maridaela Villegas, a third year student at the University of Texas in Austin said: ‘This prize has changed my life. I feel like the luckiest person on the planet to know that I have my own bookseller in London thinking about my reading every month and I can’t wait to open each beautiful package when they arrive. I have read so many different kinds of books these past few months, from the life of Tsar Nicholas II during the Russian Revolution to a man's quest for assisted suicide in Switzerland with his sons, it has been an amazing literary journey. My reading horizons are expanding and it is all thanks to this very special British bookshop that I have never yet even visited!’
Karin Scherer, Heywood Hill bookseller commented; “This is a very special prize which any reader of books would love to win. The wonderful thing about a Heywood Hill’s A Year In Books subscription is that it is so carefully tailored to each recipient. We finely tune our book selection to an individual’s reading preference.es. As with all our A Year In Book subscribers, we will find out as much as possible about the winner’s reading habits so we can get to know them, and their likes and dislikes, to deliver a truly bespoke service”.
Heywood Hill’s popular A Year in Books is the most personalised book subscription service in the world. It emerged from decades of tradition at Heywood Hill which has been informally sending books on a monthly basis to customers around the world, including loyal customers who have been receiving books from Heywood Hill for more than 40 years. In a digital age of e-books, we’re proud that as a small independent bookshop, we continue to shape and influence the reading habits of book lovers around the globe.