Cooked: Bookplate Sweepstakes

Enter to win a limited-edition bookplate signed by Michael Pollan.

Michael Pollan’s new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation will be available everywhere on April 23rd. As a gift to readers, Mr. Pollan has signed a limited run of 2,000 bookplates custom designed for the occasion. The winners will be selected at random; each winner will receive a bookplate by April 23rd.

Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 13 or older. Void where prohibited by law.

There are two ways to enter:

Preorder a copy of Cooked in hardcover or ebook anytime before April 18th and send your proof of purchase to with “Cooked” in the subject line, and your mailing address in the body. Only one per household. U.S. only.

What qualifies as proof of purchase? A scan or photo of a receipt works. Or, if you order from an online retailer, just forward your receipt from them. If you have safety concerns, feel free to delete any personal info from your receipt, though most retailers do not show any personal info on the receipt.


If you have not pre-ordered the book, please send a 3-1/2” x 5” postcard with your full name, age and mailing address to Penguin Press Marketing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, Attn.: Cooked Bookplate Sweepstakes.

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