Powell’s Books Wins Scholastic’s HUNGER GAMES Bookstore Contest

Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, has won a store visit from Suzanne Collins, the bestselling author of The Hunger Games trilogy. Scholastic held a contest in conjunction with the release of Mockingjay, and asked bookstores to create a display that reflects the look and spirit of the book. Powell’s Books was selected as the winner “based on the overall creativity and style of their submission.” You can see a picture of the display above and there are many more pictures on Powell’s blog.

“We received a wide variety of creative and visually stunning entries to the Mockingjay display contest,” said Rachel Coun, Executive Director of Hardcover Marketing, Scholastic Trade. “But Powell’s entry, which included the centerpiece of a 17-foot cornucopia, really stood out!”

“A visit from The Hunger Games series author, Suzanne Collins, is better than birthdays and snow days!” said Suzy Wilson from Powell’s Books children’s team. “We are ecstatic for the legions of Mockingjay fans in our area—many of whom waited for hours for the midnight release—to have won the Scholastic contest. It is an amazing opportunity for all those passionate readers to meet their favorite author. The celebration continues, and costumes are not required…but welcomed.”

Suzanne Collins will visit Powell’s “City of Books” West Burnside location in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, November 7, 2010.

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