Posts Tagged ‘Super Sad True Love Story’

A Super Happy Winner!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011


Hyosub reads to Nabi, the Korean jindo.
Hyosub reads to Nabi, the Korean jindo.


I’m Not Eligible But…

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

My dog Milo and I just so happen to be such big fans of Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, we couldn’t resist kicking off The Super Happy Bookloving Dogs Contest ourselves! Of course, as a Random House employee, I’m not eligible to compete in the photo contest—but alas, a girl (and her pup) can dream.

But luckily for you, booksellers and their customers alike are eligible! And Gary might just name a dog in his next novel after you. Feel free to get creative—blog, tweet, hoot, and (the good old fashioned) converse about it—spread the word for all your friends and customers to participate!

Send us a photo of yourself with a dog reading Super Sad True Love Story to and we’ll post it right here on this blog, for others to coo and fawn over, of course.

Click here to check out the fabulous first set of photo submissions!

Gary Shteyngart wants to name a character in his next novel after you.

Friday, May 20th, 2011

978-0-8129-7786-8That character is a dog. (We’re big Shteyn- gart fans, so trust us, you’d rather be one of his dogs than one of his people.)

Introducing The Super Happy Bookloving Dogs Contest, which is open to you and your customers, and yours to share via e-newsletters, Twitter, and your delightfully handsome websites.

How it works: send us a picture of yourself reading Super Sad True Love Story with a dog to, and we’ll post it here on Bluestone. One winner will be selected by the author, and Gary will name a dog in his next novel after the winner.

And just to make things a little more fun, here’s a lovely PDF of an essay that Gary wrote, with a shout-out to one of our favorite bookstores in Arizona. Like everything else on Bluestone, it’s yours to share away.

Gary and dog one gary and dog two

(Gary with his favorite weiner dog, Felix.)

Please note: we promise not to collect any of your customers’ e-mail addresses for our own evil promotional purposes. (We probably didn’t need to say it. It’s mostly the cat people who worry about stuff like that.)

The fine print is here. To check out the fabulous photo submissions, click here.

(Winner will be chosen based on artistic merit, which is highly subjective, so please don’t sue us if your picture isn’t chosen.)

NEWS FLASH! Deadline extended to Friday, August 19th.

We have been asked to extend the deadline of this contest, because some of Gary’s fans were traveling in the first part of the summer. (We’ve been to Gary’s events, so we’re pretty sure that even if they went to the beach, they’ll all still look bookish and pale in their photographs.)