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BOOKISH EVENTS IN PHILADELPHIA: OCTOBER 10TH - OCTOBER 17TH

This week, the bookish events are jubilant, edible, and (literally) steamy.

Gentle readers, what exactly do you do with this wealth of literary goodies every week? This cornucopia of ink-scented delights? If this list leads you to your new favorite local author or bookstore, let us know in the comments or @apiarymagazine on Twitter.

October Giveaways: New Postcard Books from Wilhelm Staehle

This month, we're giving away our two upcoming postcard books, Stars & Swipes and Hugs & Misses by the hilarious Wilhelm Staehle.

The stunning postcards hail from Staehle's Silhouette Masterpiece Theater, a webcomic that features painstakingly detailed etching carved from beautiful paintings. Hugs & Misses is full of lovelorn ladies, roguish gentlemen, renegade Cupids, and indecent proposals, while Stars & Swipes offers a hilarious vision of classic Americana, with farcical frontiersmen, prattling presidents, and other all-American oddities.

You can score early review copies onLibraryThing and BookLikes! Links below, enter away!

STARS & SWIPES: LibraryThing / BookLikes

HUGS & MISSES: LibraryThing / BookLikes

Worst-Case Wednesday: How To Escape A Wild Taxi Ride

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If you’ve ever taken a taxi, you know how it goes. Everyone has at least one taxi horror story they will never forget. You remember falling out of the taxi and nearly kissing (or maybe actually kissing, we won’t judge) the ground in relief. You still have nightmares about it sometimes. (Read: every night.) Thanks to The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Edition, you’ll now be able to successfully bail out of life-threatening cab rides.

How to Tuesday: Learn How to Make an Adorable Crocheted Cthulhu

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.” Ahem, oh hello—I was just chanting to the Yog-Sothoth, as is tradition at this time of year. Fans of HP Lovecraft and science fiction get to go nuts on Halloween; dressing up like Old Ones, holding seances, and of course, knitting cute little Cthulhu buddies.

Right? That’s what everyone, right guys? Not just me?

If you’ve never crocheted a Cthulhu, you’re missing out. They’re super cute and also creepy, which is probably why they’re included in Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More! In celebration of the best holiday of the year, we’re posting this project below. Get busy knitting or get busy phlegeth ee lloig!

Quirk Perks: Get Witch Craft for Only $3.99 The Month of October!

WITCH CRAFT by Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar

Amazon Kindle / Nook / Kobo / iBookstore

Open this wicked little volume for a spellbinding collection of dark arts and crafts! It’s full of color photos and simple illustrated instructions for crafting everyday items into wonderfully witchy treats:

    * A truly wicked charm bracelet made from a handful of old trinkets
    * Spooky little skulls made out of marshmallows
    * A bewitching midnight black tutu that can be stitched up in minutes
    * A wicked poison apple fashioned from an everyday plushie
    * Witches, monsters, spiders, and ghosts to top your cupcakes
    * And much, much more!
 
Each step-by-step project is as easy as the wave of a wand-no previous crafting experience required!

Quirk Perks: Get 100 Ghosts by Doogie Horner for Only $3.99 All of October!

100 GHOSTS by Doogie Horner

Amazon Kindle / Nook / Nook / iBookstore

Cut two eyeholes out of a bed sheet, and BOO! You've scared yourself up a classic Halloween icon. But what does that ghost look like when he's shy? Or in love? Or a pirate, a llama, a bond villain, or Russian nesting doll? 100 Ghosts explores every sort of spook in a series of whimsically haunting illustrations. 

It's a delightful collection for adults, children, and anyone in need of a friendly fright.

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