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May Giveaways: World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters, The Final Book in The Last Policeman Trilogy!

This month, we're a bit light on the Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes giveaways. 

Why? Well, the season is winding down and we're prepping for our Fall 2014 titles. But don't worry, we'll be giving away a lot of those to you eager readers. If you want a sneak peek at what you can expect, just look at our catalog

The final book on our Spring 2014 list, happens to be the eagerly anticipated finale to Ben H. Winters award-winning The Last Policeman trilogy. So head over to Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes, to enter to win an advance, finished copy of World of Trouble

Contest for Bookstore Cats: Now Accepting Entries!

Photo via Beth Wilson

Bookstore Cats of the World!

Do you ever feel like the humans around you don’t realize your magnificence? Do people come into the store and fail to pay homage to your celebrity? Then you need to get all four paws in the spotlight—and on this book.

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity provides cats with the building blocks to wiggle their furry butts and leap into Internet fame. Kitties will be padding down the path to stardom in no time with practical yet tongue-in-cheek advice. Remember, it’s all about purrsonality!

Quirk Books is hosting a contest to get a one lucky feline started on her journey. Here’s what you need to do:

A Trip to Sucher & Sons Star Wars Shop

May the Fourth be with you! It’s a sentiment that was used not long after Star Wars first came out in 1977, with the first alleged reference coming from England in 1979 after Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister. An advertisement was released stating "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.

It seems like an odd way for this phrase to be recorded for the first time, but I’m sure it had been bandied about before that. It wasn’t until 2011, however, that the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day on May 4th took place in Toronto.

But I’m not here to talk about Star Wars Day in particular. Many people are going to be writing about it and celebrating today. What I would like to share with you is one of the most fascinating and fun places I’ve ever been to, Sucher & Sons Star Wars Shop.

Photos & Video From Our Trip to C2E2!

Last week, Nicole De Jackmo and I packed our bags (and a bunch of books) and zipped off to C2E2, to talk to convention goers about Quirk. We had an awesome time meeting fans, introducing people to our authors, and of course, taking in the amazing cosplay at the con. 

From Ian Doescher's awesome book signing to eager Ben H. Winters fans clamouring for World of Trouble ARCs, it was a wonderful experience. Above, you'll find a short video of some of our highlights, and below, a number of photos from the convention floor.

Thanks for having us Chicago! We'll see you next year. 

How to be Awesome on Free Comic Book Day

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Free Comic Book Day is almost upon us! It occurs on Saturday, May 3rd this year, so now's a great time to talk about how you can be awesome on that day.

The whole point of FCBD is to bring in new (or distanced) fans of any age, while also potentially bringing in new business to local comic book shops. It's also kind of a thank you from the comic shops to the fans in the area for keeping them afloat. It should be a fun (and safe) day for everyone involved. It's the day that, while supplies last, you can walk into a participating comics store and grab select books (this is important - the free books are specifically made for this event) for zero dollars, which is pretty dang sweet.

Of course, any time you've got hordes of people cramming into small spaces for free stuff, things can go south pretty easily. Here are five easy steps to avoid being a jerk:

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