Win a Signed Copy of To Kill a Mockingbird

This has been a big year for Alabama’s beloved book, and now you have a chance to win a signed copy of your own!

The Alabama Booksmith will hold a raffle and auction for two copies of To Kill a Mockingbird. Each book has a cloth slipcase, the original 1960 jacket design, ribbon marker, and bookplate signed by Harper Lee.

One book will be raffled off—for every $5 donation to the Alabama Humanities Foundation, your name will be entered into the drawing. The drawing will take place on August 11, 2010, at 6 p.m. when Harper Lee biographer Kerry Madden draws the winning name.

To win the other copy, enter the auction at The Alabama Booksmith’s website. Each offer must surpass the previous highest total by $10, until $1,000 is reached. Then a $50 increase will be necessary. The highest bid as of 6 p.m. on August 11, 2010, will get to take the book home.

Call The Alabama Booksmith at (205) 870-4242 to make a bid or donation, or visit their website: www.alabamabooksmith.com. Or stop by the store! 2626 19th Place South, Birmingham, AL 35209

All proceeds from the auction and raffle will benefit The Alabama Humanities Foundation. AHF’s  mission and goal is to contribute in substantial ways toward improving elementary and secondary education; combating the state’s high illiteracy rate; expanding public appreciation for reading; fostering intellectual curiosity, inquiry and enlightenment; and providing valuable resources to educational and cultural institutions.