PRIZES: Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Scholastic Australia

by |October 26, 2011

We have taken boring old October and have given it a Booktopia makeover.

Booktoberfest is Booktopia’s way of saying thank you to all of the readers who have chosen to purchase books through Booktopia.

Today I am going to present you with a very generous offer from

A $1000 School Book Giveaway

Think books for children, think Scholastic Australia. With authors ranging from Emily Rodda (The Golden Door) to Mem Fox (Possum Magic), the publishers at Scholastic know what both kids, and teachers, like.

Win $1,000 worth of books for the school of your choice by ordering any of the books displayed HERE in the month of October.*

*This prize will be in the form of Scholastic School Bonus Coupons. School Bonus Coupons can be used by your nominated School to purchase items and resources from Scholastic in the following ways:

  1. Any item on Scholastic Book Clubs – Busy Bee, Wombat, Lucky, Arrow, Star, TBS and Special Offer
  2. Any item in the Classroom Essentials catalogue
  3. Any Scholastic Education product

Please click here for terms and conditions and entry eligibility for all Booktoberfest prize giveaways.

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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