Free book giveaway: “The Glory of Gable’s: Deluxe Edition”

From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers.

This week, we are giving away “The Glory of Gable’s: Deluxe Edition,” by Robert Jeschonek. For many, many years, Gable’s was one of the most popular destinations in downtown Altoona. The department store was “the place to shop, eat, meet and be seen.” Jeschonek takes his readers on a “trip through a century of retail history, from the store’s humble beginnings to its glory days to the thrilling fight to save it from going out of business.” The book also contains rare photos.

To enter to win this book, please send your name, address and daytime telephone number to Cory Dobrowolsky, Altoona Mirror, 301 Cayuga Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, or email your information to Please be sure to write “Book Giveaway” on the envelope or in the email’s subject line.

To be eligible for the drawing, all entries must be received by Thursday, Jan. 12. Please submit only one entry per person.