d*s book preview: 50% off pre-order at barnes & noble!

When I started writing Design*Sponge at Home, I knew I wanted the book to be as big as possible. And by “big” I mean literally– my goal was to create a seriously hefty (but pretty) design bible that would contain everything I ever wanted a design book to have. At the same time, I wanted to find a way to keep something of that size affordable, so we worked incredibly hard to keep the book costs low and edit closely so the price would be well under that of another book around that size (400+ pages). I was thrilled to finally nail that ratio of large-book-to-affordable-price, but I was even happier when I heard that Barnes & Noble was interested in offering D*S readers a special discount this week: 50% off the book if you pre-order between now and Friday!

Even though we worked hard to keep the price point as low as possible, I know that everyone has budget-concerns and sometimes an extra discount never hurts. So if you go to the Design*Sponge at Home book page at Barnes & Noble today, you can get a 50% discount on the book (400 pages for $17.50) now through end of the day Friday, July 29th (it officially ends at 2:59am EST on July 30th)! For anyone looking for a little bit of a price break, I hope this discount will help.

In addition, Barnes & Noble is giving you a special exclusive sneak peek inside the book! They’re sharing four full book spreads including: A gorgeous Brooklyn home tour, a full DIY brick bookend project, two full floral arrangement how-tos and two awesome before & after makeovers! To see the spreads and pre-order with the 50% discount, click here. (You’ll see text links to open the book spread images under the section called “NOTE: EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEKS”).

Thanks so much to Barnes & Noble for extending this discount to D*S readers and for sharing peeks into more of the book. You can click here to read more about Design*Sponge at Home and check out the fall 2011 book tour schedule. xo, grace

  1. Sandra says:

    Hi Grace, will the book be published in german? If so, I’d wait with my purchase and if not, the german price is quite good, too!

  2. Joanne says:

    Already ordered it! Now I have to share with my peeps on my blog….it is too good not to! Can’t wait until Sept!

  3. shuzluva says:

    I knew I was saving that BN gift card for something! Yay! I can’t wait to peruse this!

  4. Jessie says:

    Just placed my order! So excited!!!

  5. ilona says:

    Ordered it already!! Cannot wait!!!

  6. Catina Hadijski says:

    Just pre-ordered from Amazon! Thanks!

  7. Amy says:

    How exciting! Ordering now and a big congratulations to you!!

  8. Leah says:

    Just pre-ordered from Canada. Can’t wait to receive it. Congrats on your success!

  9. amyM says:

    ps. on amazon you can see previews of at least 30 pages (in large/clear pictures,) plus the anthropology bonus section at the end. just click on ‘search inside this book’ under the picture of the book cover. looks great!

  10. sgist says:

    Got it pre-ordered! Thanks for the heads up on the discount.

  11. Tinabobina99 says:

    Bummed. I pre-ordered when first possible through Powell’s and they won’t let me cancel.

    1. Grace Bonney says:

      Sorry Tina- but you’re doing a great thing supporting one of the best indie book stores around :)


  12. Airlie says:

    I just ordered mine and i am super excited … i hope the journey to Australia treats it well.

  13. I pre ordered mine tooooooo!

    So proud of you, Grace. What a giant accomplishment!


  14. ingrid says:

    just ordered: only $30 shipping included all the way to little ol’ new zealand! will be great while we’re rennovating our 1900s cottage during next year :D congrats grace!!!

  15. ricki says:

    squeee!! can’t wait, just ordered it!! thank you

  16. It’s on Amazon for the same discount now. Yay, since since I have Amazon Prime. Free shipping.

  17. Mirica says:

    I am pretty excited to see the book. It looks like a lot of thought went into putting it together. YOU MUST BE THRILLED!! I ordered it from Amazon for $17.50 as well and will save with the super saver shipping too.

  18. Emily Havlik says:

    I just pre-ordered! Can’t wait to get it!

  19. Wyetha says:

    I can’t wait to order one!


  20. ag. says:

    Yay! Just preordered! It’s so great to get an affordable book like this…and the discount really makes paying for shipping to Canada not seem so bad! Thank you! Congrats on what looks like an amazing book!

  21. I just pre-ordered! So happy! I was waiting for a discount like this, ’cause I have to pay the shipping to Chile! Now I only had to pay $30. Can’t wait!

  22. marie says:

    ordered it! i am so excited :) :) hoping to get some ideas for the wedding i’m planning

  23. katherine says:

    Ordered three!! Did someone say early Christmas shopping?

  24. Alice Yoo says:

    Ordered! Thanks. Looking forward to receiving it. :) Congrats on the book.

  25. Angela says:

    Just pre-ordered too! So excited! I ordered Domino: The Book of Decorating at the same time to get free shipping as well as the awesome deal, so it’ll be a lovely little design book bundle arriving in September! Best thing is I’ll probably forget about it by then, so it’ll be a fantastic surprise :)

  26. I pre-ordered it with amazon! Looking really forward to get it. :)

  27. Elise says:

    Just wondering if you’ll be doing a book tour? I work at a Barnes and Noble in Richmond, VA and it would make my summer if you were going to be stopping by!

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      Yep! You can check the DS book page (link in the top nav above) for the dates- we will be in Richmond in November :)


  28. hilary says:

    Eeeee! Just ordered!


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