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Congrats to the 2013 College Book Bucks winners!

Check back soon for more information on this year's contest,
beginning early 2013!

College bound-seniors were asked to write an essay on their favorite book, and how it has inspired them toward what they'd like to do in life. Five first place winners have won $1,000 to use at the IndieBound bookstore of their choice, while five second place winners have won $500 to spend, and one hundred third place winners have won $250 to spend. Scroll through the winning essays below.

Congrats to this year's winners! For students entering their senior year of high school this fall, the 2014 contest will begin accepting entries in January 2014.

First Place Winners

Conor F.

Featured Book:
Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card

Bookstore:
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, New York

Haley T.

Featured Book:
Skullduggery Pleasant
by Derek Landy

Bookstore:
Florence O. Wilson Bookstore in Wooster, Ohio

Jack B.

Featured Book:
Gravity's Rainbow
by Thomas Pynchon

Bookstore:
Book Beat in Oak Park, Michigan

Mikayla S.

Featured Book:
The Dinosaur Heresies
by Robert T. Bakker, Ph.D.

Bookstore:
Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, Montana

Whitney S.

Featured Book:
Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keys

Bookstore:
Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey

Second Place Winners

Jonathan T.

Featured Book:
The Stranger
by Albert Camus

Bookstore:
Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois

Maddie S.

Featured Book:
Wild Heart
by Anne E. Neimark

Bookstore:
Laurel Book Store in Oakland, California

Michael A.

Featured Book:
The Brooklyn Follies
by Paul Auster

Bookstore:
Well Read LLC in Hawthorne, New Jersey

Molly M.

Featured Book:
A Girl of the Limberlost
by Gene Stratton-Porter

Bookstore:
Portland State Bookstore in Portland, Oregon

Ryan D.

Featured Book:
Profiles in Courage
by John F. Kennedy

Bookstore:
Scott's Book Store in Newnan, Georgia


For previous winners, see College Book Bucks 2012 and 2011.