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Thank you to everyone who entered our Canadian Independent Bookstore Day (CIBD) Contest for Book Lovers! We are grateful for your support of independent booksellers this year. The contest is now closed, but we have kept this page online for posterity.

Congratulations to all of our prizewinners! They purchased their books from: Analog Books, Another Story Bookshop, Audreys Books, Beggars Banquet Books, Black Bond Books, Blue Heron Books, Bolen Books, Book City, BookLore, Brome Lake Books, Companion Books, Cordial Clove Books, Daisy Chain Book Co., Huckleberry Books, Iron Dog Books, LaHave River Books, Laughing Oyster Books, McNally Robinson, Munro's Books, Owl's Nest Books, Pages, The Paper Hound Bookshop, The Beguiling Books & Art, Thistle Bookshop and Café, Tidewater Books & Browsery, Volume One Bookstore, Western Sky Books, and Whodunit Mystery Bookstore.


All of our prizes were generously donated by publishers. All author experiences were virtual. The number of winners for each prize varied. Important: With the exception of one classroom visit, all event dates/times were noted prior to and at the time of entry. Dates/times could not be changed by prizewinners. Entrants were asked to ensure availability for when the prize will take place prior to entering.


Indigenous Language Fest with Lynda Partridge, Crystal Many Fingers, and Bailey Oster. Donated and hosted by Durvile and UpRoute Books

Solve a mystery with Deanna Cameron. Donated and hosted by Wattpad Books

Paint from life with Briana Corr Scott. Donated and hosted by Nimbus Publishing

Tea with Genevieve Graham. Donated and hosted by Simon & Schuster Canada

Formline art with Hetxw’ms Gyetxw. Donated and hosted by HighWater Press / Portage & Main Press

Paint night with Jennifer Hosein. Donated and hosted by Guernica Editions

Tea with Maureen Jennings + named book character. Donated and hosted by Cormorant Books

Cook with Alka Joshi. Donated and hosted by HarperCollins Canada

One-on-one with Linda Leith. Donated and hosted by University of Regina Press

Discussion on democracy with Jonathan Manthorpe and Hugh Segal. Donated and hosted by Cormorant Books

Original family illustration by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Donated by Simon & Schuster Canada and Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Bake bread with Marissa Stapley. Donated and hosted by Simon & Schuster Canada

$500 gift card to your local indie bookstore. Donated by Penguin Random House Canada


Classroom visit from Lisa Bowes. Donated and hosted by Orca Book Publishers

Craft a friend with Sara de Waal. Donated and hosted by Annick Press

Mixed-media spectacle with Irene Luxbacher. Donated and hosted by Groundwood Books

Classroom visit from Ruth Ohi. Donated and hosted by Scholastic Canada

Your local wildlife with Survivorman Les Stroud. Donated and hosted by Annick Press


If entrants purchased multiple books, they had two options for entry:

Option 1: Multiple entries for a single prize.

For example, you may purchase 3 books and want to be entered 3 times for 1 prize. In this case, you would fill out the entry form for that prize and enter “3” when it asks for the number of entries. You will upload your receipt to validate that you purchased 3 books. This increases your likelihood of winning that prize.

Option 2: Split over multiple prizes.

For example, you may purchase 10 books and wish to split them between two prizes. In this case, you would fill out the entry form for prize #1 and enter “5” when it asks for the number of entries. You would the fill out the form for prize #2 and again enter “5”. You would upload the same receipt to both forms. You must fill out an entry form for each prize draw that you would like to enter.


Click here to read our FAQ 

Click here to read the full contest rules 


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