Monday, April 4, 2016

Could Your Book Collection Earn You Prize Money?

Who knew that you could potentially win prize money based on your book collection! This is news to me for sure. I read an article this morning on Bustle titled Competitive Book Collecting Is Seriously A Thing — So Your Overloaded Bookshelf Is About To Come In Handy by Emma Cueto. In her article, Ms. Cueto writes:
Book lovers get their books in all kinds of fashion, but for those of us who buy them in hardcopy, we often wind up with more books than we know what to do with — which could actually be a good thing, believe it or not. Turns out competitive book collecting is a thing, and you can win prizes for it. In fact the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest is accepting entries right now. So that's right, you're not a book hoarder, you're a book collector — and there's potentially even money in it.
The National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest has been held every year since 2005, and offers a chance for both undergraduates and grad students to show off their literary chops. But if you don't have an overflowing bookshelf in your dorm room or a treasure-trove of first editions, don't worry. It's not the number of books you have or how rare they are, but rather the theme of your collection. That's right, this is no contest where you simply document a stack of books; it's about building a unique and interesting collection.
Too bad I am no longer a college student, because I'd love to enter this contest!!

Until my next post happy reading!!


  1. Wuuuuuuuaaattt?!?!?!?! I wonder if I can enter!

    1. I know, cool right??? Seriously, this sounds like something I'd enter, but alas I cannot!