Love is in the Air Contest



Second Story's newest contest spans Valentines Day, Women's History Month (March) and Poetry Month (April) with the overarching themes of "The Romance of Reading / Literary Love Stories".
 
Within that rather broad thematic range, tell us your book-related love stories.
 

Our panel of judges will select the most noteworthy entries.

AWARDS

GRAND PRIZE: One $400 Gift Certificate + 40th Anniversary Tote Bag

$100 Gift Certificates + 40th Anniversary Tote Bag (4 winners)

Second Story Books 40th Anniversary Tote Bag (40 winners)

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 30, 2019.
Email us at dupontsecondstory@gmail.com with the subject heading LOVE IS IN THE AIR. Please include contact information with your submission. Contact information will be used to notify award winners and will not be shared, sold or otherwise distributed by Second Story Books. If you do wish to create a customer account, use our online notification system, or sign up for our free email newsletter, go to our HOME PAGE.

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New Year's Resolution Contest




Second Story's 40th Anniversary New Year's Resolution Contest is over.

Book Themed Photo Contest

Second Story's 40th Anniversary Photo Contest is over. 

The entire collection of winners (in two "books", one for landscape and one for portrait) is ready to view now.

Portrait Collection

Landscape Collection

 

40 YEAR JOURNEY : A CONTEST FOR READERS

At Second Story Books we believe reading is more than entertainment; it is an intellectual, emotional and spiritual journey. As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Dupont Circle store, we invite everyone to share some of the milestones in their own literary journeys. 

 

Send us a list of books (at least four books but no more than forty) that you wish everyone might read to make the world a better place. Please tell us (briefly or at length) why the books on your list make a difference. A panel of judges will select the most noteworthy entries in September.

AWARDS

One $400 Gift Certificate + 40th Anniversary Tote Bag

Four $100 Gift Certificates + 40th Anniversary Tote Bags

Forty 40th Anniversary Tote Bags

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 31, 2018
CONTEST ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED.
 

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40 Years at Dupont

The Dupont Circle store, frequently cited as one of the best bookstores in the Washington metropolitan area by Washingtonian Magazine, The City Paper and various consumer polls, marks its 40th anniversary in 2018 

As we dig through our archives of memorabilia, we're asking our loyal customers to come forward with their own precious items of Second Story Books history: from promotional items of the distant past to photographs of the bookstore itself or nearby buildings, streets, alleys and parks. 

Remember when it was sometimes inconvenient (or downright impossible) to take photographs or movies at a moment's notice? And expensive to process film that might not contain anything worthwhile? You know, the pre-digital camera / smart phone era. 

Anyone have photograhpic proof such a time actually existed?  We hope you'll share, in words and when possible in pictures, those bygone days.