October 22nd, 2009
12:39 PM ET
As bargains go, it's hard to beat free. And while bookstore bargain bins are usually filled with remaindered rejects, here's a chance to pick up a new book by a popular author, gratis.
Copies of "The Next Queen of Heaven," the new novel by "Wicked" author Gregory Maguire, are available at no charge - but there are a couple of catches. First, you have to act fast: there are only 2,500 freebie copies, half obtainable online (click the link), the other half at indie bookstores (where you should be shopping anyway).
The other catch is a bit of the honor system: Concord Free Press, the publisher, asks "that you make a voluntary donation to a charity or someone in need. Then pass your book along so others can give."
You get a free, new book; someone else gets a free, slightly used book; and some third person or party gets a helping hand. Win-win-win. Hope it's a good novel.
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