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2024 Summer Contest

Welcome, #BookstoreTourist!

This contest is an opportunity for book lovers and travel enthusiasts to win great prizes while exploring indies. Please read through our steps to enter below.

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We are giving away one $500 prepaid credit card and a bundle of travel books to help you plan your next trip, courtesy of Lonely Planet and Raincoast Books. We’re also giving away audiobook credits via every Friday during the contest period, so you can get your read on while you drive, fly, or hit the pavement!

How to Enter

1. Visit a Canadian independent bookstore this summer (using to plan your itinerary and your book list!).

2. Share photos or videos of your bookstore visit on your Instagram feed.

3. Tag @indiebookstoresCA and use #BookstoreTourist in your caption for a chance to win.

This contest will run from July 1 to September 6, and is open to any Canadian resident. Only traditional feed and Reels posts count for entry (no Stories). You can enter multiple times with individual unique posts representing visits on different days or to different stores.

Content Rules

No purchase necessary. Contest runs July 1, 2024 at 12:00:00 am PT to September 6, 2024 at 11:59:59 pm PT. Open to residents of Canada who are of the legal age of majority. One (1) prize of a pre-paid Visa or Mastercard (value: $500) plus a collection of travel books curated by publishing partners (value: up to $200). One (1) winner per prize. Mathematical skill-testing question required.

Click here for full rules and prize details.