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IBNYC Photo Scavenger Hunt (November 15-21)

4840_135291040936_706840936_3327566_6993751_nCalling all photo enthusiasts and bookstore lovers – we’ve created a little photo challenge for Independent Bookstore Week NYC that will sent you on the hunt to indie bookstores around the city. The list of ttems to locate won’t be posted until Nov. 15th, but we wanted to start spreading the word about how this contest will work. Here are the details, check back on 11/15 for the list of scavenger hunt items!

We’re hosting a photo scavenger hunt during Independent Bookstore Week NYC. You can use the hunt as a creative way to visit some indie bookstores during the week-long celebration of indie bookselling in NYC. Take specific pictures during the process, and you could be eligible to win some great prizes.

The Indie Bookstore Week NYC Scavenger Hunt will begin as soon as the list of hunt items is posted on the IBNYC blog on the morning of November 15th. The hunt will close at 11:59 p.m. on November 21st. No submissions will be accepted after that time.

You must photograph yourself, or some part of your person (hand, foot etc.), in front of each object on the list. Each object is given a point value, based on how hard we believe it is to find or photograph. The goal of the hunt is to accumulate as many points as possible. Keep in mind that this is more of a choose-your-own-adventure hunt: if you’re able to get one or two of the high-scoring bonus points, you can opt out of getting a few of the lower-point objects. You don’t necessarily have to find everything on the list to win.

When you’re finished hunting, please go to and create a free account (it’s easy!). Upload your photos to a folder, and name the folder IBNYC Scavenger Hunt. Click the “share this album” button and send your album to You’ll get an automatic response e-mail as soon as we’ve received your submission.

The person who scores the highest number of points will win. The winners will be contacted, and announced on this page, by Tuesday, November 24.

The 1st place winner will receive a gift basket filled with elegant, electrifying, and otherwise exceptional books, along with this year’s Indie Bookstore Week poster designed by New Yorker cartoonist and illustrator Bruce McCall, plus an IBNYC tote bag.

The 2nd place & 3rd place winners will receive gift certificates to select NYC indie bookstores.

Watch the IBNYC blog at:

As soon as the list is added on the morning of Nov. 15th — you may start hunting. GOOD LUCK

Planning to participate? Let us know – RSVP at the Facebook page for the hunt!


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November 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

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