A local bookstore has won a national competition that will bring a best-selling author to Jacksonville.
Shops had a month to design a display interpreting the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and then post photos to social media.
They created a display that publisher Penguin-Random-House chose as one of three winners.
Bailey said the novel by Towles is about a gentleman sentenced to a life of house arrest in Moscow's Metropol Hotel.
“I made a key fob for the hotel and I think that's what grabbed the author's attention right away. Because, once I posted that when I started the project, he had commented on it. And a lot of people have been talking about the key fobs.”
We’re so thrilled to announce the three winners of the #AGentlemanInMoscowDisplayContest! Bookstores from all over the country entered in the display contest, posting their most creative and thoughtful displays to celebrate the Gentleman coming into paperback. After a careful (and difficult!) selection process, we are so excited to show off the three winning displays: @sanmarcobooks, @bookshopwestportal, and @inkwoodnj. Each bookstore has won the grand prize— a visit from @amortowles this fall! Thanks to all the participating stores and thanks for all of you, for celebrating with us here at Penguin Books!
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May 13, 2019 at 9:08am PDT
Towles will visit the San Marco Bookstore and More in San Marco Square sometime this fall for a celebration with fans of the book.