November 30, 2012

What would you do if you won the lottery?


For some, winning the lottery means jumping for joy. For others, it means buying lots of books.

Yesterday, two people — one in Arizona and one in Missouri — found out that they will be sharing a $587.5 million lottery prize. According to CBS News, a record-breaking 563 million lottery tickets were sold for the drawing on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile on Twitter and in the hearts and minds of bookish types everywhere, hypothetical plans for how to spend such a lottery prize were being made.

Some imagined a lazy fantasy world filled with books:






Others tried to offer suggestions to potential winners.









Nicole Perrin at Book Riot offered her own ideas for book-lovers, including buying the Melville House Art of the Novella set, which is a fabulous idea:

I would head straight to some of my favorite publisher sites and hit them up for massive sets—sets, sets of everything!..the perfect time to grab that full set of Melville House Art of the Novella, if you haven’t already.

We’re not sure if she knows, but now you can also subscribe to our novellas!

Powerball winners in Arizona and Missouri — are you reading this?





Claire Kelley is the Director of Library and Academic Marketing at Melville House.