Penguin Turns 75 & Two Bestsellers to Give Away

Today marks the 75th anniver­sary of Pen­guin Books. And to cel­e­brate this mile­stone, they’re dri­ving a Mini Coop­er adorned with the Pen­guin logo across the US this sum­mer, donat­ing books to local libraries and lit­er­a­cy groups. Then, in Sep­tem­ber, the fes­tiv­i­ties will cul­mi­nate with a fundrais­ing par­ty at the New York Pub­lic Library. The folks at Pen­guin were kind enough to include us in their cel­e­bra­tion. So today, we have two free books to give away. One is a copy of Eliz­a­beth Gib­ert’s best­seller Eat, Pray, Love; the oth­er is a copy of The Omni­vore’s Dilem­ma by Michael Pol­lan. They’re just two among Pen­guin’s 4,000 books in print.

So how does this work?: The two copies will go to the first read­ers who send us a com­pelling piece of open/intelligent media that we choose to post on the site. (If you’re look­ing for more guid­ance on what we have in mind, please read the tips on this page.) You can sub­mit your media picks here. And when you do, please indi­cate which book you want. We will select two win­ners (one per book) and announce the names when we post the media picks on Open Cul­ture next week. Thanks for your sug­ges­tions, and have a great week­end.

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