Giveaway the second

[This giveaway is closed now, thanks for entering!]
touchstone1 The second giveaway of the Bones of Paris season is a Touchstone Book-Club-in-a-box. This means fifteen copies of the paperback Touchstone, to be given to one library. Does your favorite library sponsor book clubs? If so, make a comment to this blog post with the name of the library before midnight, Friday August 9 (Pacific time) and I’ll draw a name out of my virtual hat. A book club in a box, all ready for avid discussion. Comment now!


  1. Harriette Harra on August 6, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Kennedy Branch, Muncie Public Library, Muncie, IN has two book clubs. One meets at lunch time and another meets in the evening. Either book club would love to have Touchstone as a read in 2014. Contact Mary Lou Gentis at Kennedy Library. Tell ’em Harriette sent ya. 😉, 765-747-8213.

  2. Bethany on August 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

    The Oldham County Library in KY lends out book club kits for groups to use, but is also starting a new club this fall! The Crafty Readers will read a new book each month and then make a craft based on the book while discussing it at the meetings. Touchstone would be a great addition to the program!

  3. Merrily Taylor on August 6, 2013 at 7:58 am

    The Rockbridge Regional Library, Lexington, Virginia.

  4. Ann Danzer on August 6, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Lewis and Clark Library, Helena, Montana

  5. Jennifer Hamner on August 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Bettendorf Public Library, Bettendorf, Iowa.

  6. Carol Molina on August 6, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Friendswood Public Library in Friendswood, Texas. We love your books!

  7. Laura Gentry on August 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Rogers Public Library in Rogers, AR

  8. Amanda Bourne on August 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Fairview Library, Owings, Maryland!

  9. Ginia Magers on August 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I work at the Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris Ga (Appalachian Mtns). We would love to have these! I have been telling all my patrons who are mystery lovers about your books!!!

  10. Linda Burchfield on August 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Actually, the North River Library (branch of our regional system) DOES sponsor a book club, and I run it. 🙂

    We are starting a new “style” this coming fall — I am going to introduce people to the Russell/Holmes duo with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. We will do at least two books in the series. I’d like to keep going, but, just like my monthly book club, once people get hooked, they tend to go ahead and read the entire series one right after the other.

    This book club in a box would be a stupendous asset for our club!

  11. Corey Lee on August 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Salem Public Library in Salem, VA has a monthly book club for several age groups. The Russell/Holmes books are some of our top circulators, and I tell everyone to check them out! We would love to have these for book club.

  12. Susan Gainen on August 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

    The Oakdale Library in Oakdale, MN has book club bags. It is a particularly wonderful library for many reasons, including their generosity in allowing me to have an exhibit of my paintings earlier this year.

  13. Michelle Overstreet on August 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Wasilla Public Library in Wasilla Alaska. Our library is small, but supports a large outlying community and in dark and cold winter months this would be such a wonderful read to do with a group! Thank you for your wonderful stories!

  14. Hilarie on August 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

    The library in Redhill, Surrey has recently started its own book club as well as supporting other local clubs.

  15. Cari on August 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Dormont Public Library, Pittsburgh PA! It’s a lovely municipal library that is dog friendly!

  16. Cathy Andrews on August 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Monterey County Free Libraries. We have a Book Club to Go service to support our numerous local book clubs.

  17. stitchnsnitch on August 6, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Morgan County Library, Morgan, Utah

  18. Aurora Sherman on August 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Benton County Library has lots of book clubs! For little kids, big kids, teens, grownups, etc. yay for libraries!

  19. Lenore on August 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Fairfax County Public Library, Fairfax County, VA – particularly the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Branch, 7584 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22043

  20. Gail Streun on August 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Yes, the Seguin-Guadalupe County (TX) Library has the Book Nuts Book Club for “people who are NUTS for books.” (Seguin is well-known for its pecans.) I LOVE my library. They have great people and great books.

  21. Ursula on August 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Kokomo-Howard County Public Library would love it!

    • Ursula on August 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Oh, shoot! That’s in Kokomo, Indiana.

  22. Wendy Wainwright on August 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Hello, we would love this for my local library. Sutton on Sea in Lincolnshire, UK. Once we had used them we would share them with the other libraries in the County.

  23. KarenB on August 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Hunterdon County Library in Flemington, NJ does book club bags and Touchstone would be fabulous!!

  24. Doc Williams on August 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Descheutes County Library in Bend, OR has wonderful programs promoting reading in the community. They would be very deserving and appreciative of a stack of your NEW book!

  25. KateR on August 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    My home/work library, the West Babylon Public Library in New York has two they sponsor. Let’s Talk about Books Literary Club during the day and Busy Person’s Book Club held at night.

  26. Jill A on August 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Saluda county Public Library has a monthly book club. We would love to read your book!

    • Tricia Mills on August 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      The busiest branch library in South Carolina..Charleston County Public Library, Mt. Pleasant Branch. Everybody is reading in Mt Pleasant…lots of little kids, retirees, still working,. We keep the librarians hopping!

  27. Lee Walton on August 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Arroyo Grande Library in Arroyo Grande, California.
    Get most of their new materials through the Friends of the Library.
    Busy and much appreciated resource. Our town has one used book store.

  28. Jennifer Giantvalley on August 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    The Clayton Library, part of the Contra Costa County Library System has the largest team of volunteers in the Bay Area, which is especially impressive because the population is just over 11,000.
    I LOVE your writing, Laurie!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  29. Laraine on August 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Main Library, Santa Monica, California
    I love that I often have to get in line to request a ‘hold’ on one of your books or SJ Rozan’s or JK Rowling’s at this library: it’s such fun to hear that 125 people signed up before I did!

  30. Skip Collinge on August 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    the Palos Verdes Library has four book clubs . It includes a non fiction club and a “novel ideas” book club. They are very active in our community with frequent book sales and such.

  31. Skip Collinge on August 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Our local library is the Palos Verdes Library District with 4 different book clubs at the different locations on our Peninsula in Southern California. . I wish I had the time to visit the library more often…. Amazon and my Kindle have replaced all the hours I used to spend there. My claim to fame now is that I was married 32 years ago in the Palos Verdes Library garden!

  32. Gail Lelyveld on August 7, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Southeast branch of the Washington, DC Public Library has a book club on Tuesday night.

  33. LI ANN on August 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    THE HAWAII PUBLIC LIBRARY IN MILILANI, HAWAII is my home for mysteries. They route reservations pretty efficiently but more copies would really help. Mahalo!

  34. Li ANN on August 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    One vote for Mililani Public Library in Hawaii. Someone there picks good mysteries & would be very happy. Myself, I wish you could write more books! Mahalo !

  35. Christine on August 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    O yes, please! The White Oak Library (my source of life and hope since I was 7), in Romeoville, IL has an enthusiastic book club and this would be a GREAT book for it!

  36. Katherine Sampson on August 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Broken Arrow branch of the Tulsa City County library system. Our book club meets the first Tuesday of the month.

  37. Elaine on August 9, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Macedon Public Library, on Main Street of Macedon, NY has various book clubs, and I know they would love this. Thanks for the possibility!

  38. Heather Wright on August 9, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – A fantastic library system with lots of book group bundles available for its readers. They would love your contribution!

  39. Jody Eiden on August 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Wyckoff Public Library in Wyckoff, NJ Newly renovated and better able to serve the public.

  40. Karen Cook on August 9, 2013 at 6:36 am

    The Little Free Library in Carrizozo, NM is a community sponsored free library that would really benefit from receiving more books, especially these books! Contact is made via Carrizozo Works, the volunteer, non-profit community growth organization. Thanks!

  41. Linda Schmale on August 9, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Gateway High School library,1300 South Sable Blvd. Aurora , Co 80012

    Or Columbine library, Jefferson County, Littleton , Co 80123

  42. MJ Lowe on August 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Evergreen Library of Jefferson County Public Library, Evergreen, Colorado! We celebrate our 20th anniversary in December!

  43. Elizabeth Copley on August 9, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Smith Public Library in Wylie TX. My grandchildren have spent many hours there.

  44. charles shene on August 9, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I live in Canton New York and Canton’s free library, The Benton Library has a book club and would love to have copies of “Bones of Paris” I am including a link to their web page.

  45. carol weston on August 9, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Brevard County Public Library
    South Mainland Library
    Micco, Fla
    Diane Votsaka-librarian
    Haven’t Got A Clue Mystery Book Club

    This is a very active bookclub and I am sure they would enjoy reading Touchstone and/or Bones of Paris

  46. Jolene on August 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, preferably to the Kent branch (in my neighborhood!)

  47. Pam Ellingson on August 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Lakes Country Public Library
    Lakewood, WI

  48. Caroline G. on August 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Boulder Town Library, Boulder, Utah, population 180. We’re small but we’re mighty! We are entirely volunteer AND every book in the library has been donated. Our book group would love this! Win or lose, thanks for this, Laurie.

  49. Lynn on August 9, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Gilpin County Library, outside of Black Hawk, Colorado, brings light to a rural area hungry for it. Book Clubs, film series, Artist-in-Residence programs — Library Director Larry Grieco does it all, and the tiny county (5000+ and counting) really appreciates it.

  50. Mary Garrett on August 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

    McClay Library, St. Charles, MO has delightful book clubs.
    Closed this month for renovation, so we are joining our Spencer Rd. Library friends until we can go “home.”

  51. Karen Debenham on August 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Hyannis Public Library in Hyannis, Massachusetts…it depends on fund raising events for most of it’s small budget, so donations are always welcome.

  52. Laure on August 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Our Library would love to have this book to ad to our collection. Emmett Public Library. Our patrons LOVE your books!!

  53. KW on August 9, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Brown Deer Library, in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Fantastic librarians, too!

  54. Carol Harper on August 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Wood County Public LIbrary System, Bowling Green, OH, 43402 — it has a community reads club, a monthly science fiction club, a monthly mystery club and more.

  55. Julie Drew on August 9, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL 60202

  56. Julie Drew on August 9, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Evanston Public Library, Evanston IL 60202

  57. Elisabeth Simer on August 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

    The Northwest branch of the Multnomah County Library, Portland Oregon! Several book groups, and I would LOVE to join one reading yours!

  58. Laura Stratton on August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

    The Newtown Public Library in Newtown Square Pa

  59. Marnie Allbritten on August 9, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Douglas County Library, Roseburg, Oregon never has enough copies of Laurie R King books. I know they’d love this.

  60. L Oberg on August 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Salt Lake City Public Library, SLC, UT.

  61. Trish on August 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Swazye Library in Tacoma is a small community library that would love these as a donation! Thanks

  62. Heather Muir on August 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    The Loutit District Library in Grand Haven, MI would love it!

  63. Christine on August 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Tolono Public Library, Tolono Illinois
    Our little library serves patrons in three small towns and the farms in between in East Central Illinois. The folks there are awesome!

  64. Bethany on August 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Stillman Valley, IL has the best book clubs! We are reading “Folly” now.

  65. Jessica S. on August 9, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Fremont Main Library, Fremont, CA. 94538

  66. lael lineberry on August 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    DeWitt District Library – a wonderful place in Michigan.

  67. Linda on August 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island, Illinois

  68. Jenn Plamondon on August 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Rather than my city’s library, I’d like to enter for Calgary Public Library in Calgary, Alberta. They lost a good number of materials during a bad flood and are rebuilding their collection.

  69. Ida Bodin on August 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546

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