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Book Pop!

Quirk Books is teaming up with some amazing bookstores and libraries to host one-of-a-kind events full of fun activities, exclusive giveaways, and maybe even a chance to meet some of your favorite Quirk authors. If you’ve ever been to a comic convention, it’s kind of like that. And if you haven’t, welcome to the party!

Plus, for everyone unable to make it to the live events, we’ll be hosting an online version of Book Pop! from July 31 to August 11.

Keep an eye on this page—we’ll update it with lots of important information over the next couple months. And make sure to sign up for our Quirk E. Newsletter to get updates sent straight to your inbox. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest news.

Book Pop! Code-Word Challenge:
Our code-word challenge kicks off on July 31! Stay tuned for more information on how to play.

  • Grand prize: Advance access to our fall titles, signed copy of a Book Pop! participating author's book (winner's choice), $50 gift card to Out of Print, Quirk tote, and more prizes to be announced
  • Second place: Choose two published Quirk titles, signed copy of a Book Pop! participating author's book (winner's choice), Quirk tote
  • Third place: Choose one published Quirk title, signed copy of a Book Pop! participating author's book (winner's choice), Quirk tote

 

Upcoming Book Pop! Dates
Book Pop! Interactive Map
Digital Cosplay Contest
Book Pop! Events Open to the General Public
 

Week One

Monday, 7/31:

  • Cosplay Contest semi-finalists are announced
  • On Outside Blog: Q&A with Sam Maggs on SuperSpaceChick
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Fred Van Lente

 

Tuesday, 8/1:

  • Online Event: Facebook Live with Fred Van Lente and Grady Hendrix at 2:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog: Q&A with Paul Krueger on Hollywood News Source
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Sam Maggs

 

Wednesday, 8/2:

  • Online Event: Twitter Takeover with Sam Maggs at 2:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog: Hope Nicholson on Panel Patter
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Kim Smith

 

Thursday, 8/3:

  • Online Event: Instagram Live with Kim Smith at 2:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog: Ashley Poston on Forever Young Adult
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Grady Hendrix

 

Friday, 8/4:

  • Online Event: Facebook Live with Rick and Blair at 2:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog: Q&A with Bonnie Burton on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Ashley Poston

 

Week Two

Monday, 8/7:

  • Online Event: Instagram Live with Ashley Poston at 2:00pm ET
    • Ashley will announce cosplay contest finalists; voting opens up to fans, closes Friday at 12:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog: Q&A with Fred Van Lente on Doom Rocket
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Jon Morris

 

Tuesday, 8/8:

  • Online Event: Twitter Takeover with Jon Morris at 2:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog: Guest post by Tania Del Rio for Nerdy Book Club
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Ian Doescher

 

Wednesday, 8/9:

  • Online Event: Facebook Live with Ian Doescher at 2:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog: Q&A with Jon Morris on The Beat
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Hope Nicholson

 

Thursday, 8/10:

  • Twitter Party with Quirk authors! at 2:00pm ET
  • On Outside Blog:
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Will Staehle

 

Friday, 8/11:

  • Online Event: Cosplay Contest prize winners announced on Facebook Live at 2:00pm ET
  • On Quirk Books Blog: Paul Krueger  

 

[Click through for interactive map!]

 

One of the best parts of comic-cons is being able to admire all of the hard work cosplayers put into their outfits. You can wander the floor and see everyone from Barry Allen of The Flash to Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

As part of our Book Pop! celebration, we're hosting a digital cosplay contest and we want YOU to send of a photo of the cosplay you're most proud of for a chance to win an awesome prize!

First place: Advance access to all Quirk fall titles, a signed copy of Geekerella by Ashley Poston, a Quirk tote, and more to be announced
Second place: Choose two published Quirk titles, a signed copy of Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and a Quirk tote
Third place: Choose one published Quirk title, a signed copy of Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and a Quirk tote

How winners will be chosen:

  • Semi-finalists will be announced on July 31 as we kick off our two-week-long Book Pop! celebration.
  • Finalists will be announced on August 7 between 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET on Quirk's Instagram account (@quirkbooks).
  • Voting for the winners will open at 3:00pm ET on Quirk's Facebook page. The contestant with the highest number of Facebook votes wins! Voting will end on August 11 at 12:00pm ET.
  • The first, second, and third prize winners will be officially announced on August 11 beween 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET.

Here's how to enter:
Entries are due July 28 at 12:00pm ET. Terms and Conditions apply.

  • Email us a photo of your cosplay at marketing@quirkbooks.com with the following information:
    • Name
    • Age
    • The name of the character you're cosplaying as
    • The name of the movie/TV show/book/video game/etc. your character is from
    • Photo credit

Some of our favorite cosplays from past cons:

 
 

Name of Event: Book Pop!
Date of Event:  Saturday, August 12, 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location of Event: Watauga Public Library, 7109 Whitley Road, Watauga, Texas 76148
Age Range: 8 through Adult
For more information, contact: Dana Harper, Adult Services Librarian, 817-514-5865dharper@wataugatx.org

Name of Event: Book Pop Day!
Date of Event: August 30
Location of Event: Queens Library at Corona
Age Range: 14 and under
For more information, contact: Queens Library at Corona (718) 426-2844

Name of Event: BPL Comic
Date of Event: September 30, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location of Event: Burlington Public Library, 210 Court Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601
Age Range: All Ages
For more information, contact: Mallorie Graham, mgraham@burlington.lib.ia.us

Name of Event: Book Pop!
Date of Event: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
Location of Event: Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL 60073
Age Range: 5-14 Years Old
For more information, contact: Aleece Michalak at amichalak@rlalibrary.org

Name of Event: Geek Fest 2017
Date of Event: Saturday, October 14 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location of Event: Antwerp Activity Center, Mattawan, MI
Age Range: All ages
For more information, contact: Hillary Berry, hberry@richlandlibrary.org
Facebook event URL: https://www.facebook.com/SWMGeekFest/

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