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Forster’s Book Garden in Toronto Creates Awesome Quirk Halloween Display

Earlier this month, our friends up at Random House Canada issued a challenge to local bookstores. They wanted to see who could whip up the most fantastic, Halloween display featuring Quirk titles. 

Well, here's the winner. 

Forster's Book Garden, a indie bookshop located in Bolton, Ontario, put together this amazingly gory and creepy window display, featuring Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, 100 Ghosts by Doogie Horner, Tales from Lovecraft Middle School by Charles Gilman, and The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth... accompanied by chains, rats, crows, spiderwebs, and severed body parts. Awesome. 

You can learn more about the bookshop over on their official website, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Check out more photos below! 

DIY Costume: Kaylee Frye from Firefly

This summer I was busy getting married and moving into a new house. So when it came to choosing a character to cosplay this year I had some important criteria. The costume had to be…

1. Easy
2. Inexpensive
3. Epic*

*(Obviously.) Otherwise, what’s the point? ;)

It didn’t take me long to decide on Kaylee Frye from Joss Whedon’s short lived, but greatly loved TV series, Firefly. Here's how you can make one, too!

Wow, Amaze, Very Fiction: Our Favorite Doges from Books and Beyond

Wow. Amaze. Very fiction. Such fluff. So Quirk. If you don’t speak doge, then you might be a little confused—like many internet memes, doges and shibes just need to be seen to understood. In a nutshell, they're kind of like lolcats, but with Shibas instead of cats, and lower-case Comic Sans instead of ALL CAPS Impact. So book, wow, such characters, amaze.

Get it? Sort of? Then please allow me to translate: We are so excited to share with you some of our favorite fictional doge!

Suburban Legends: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind [Excerpt]

An eBook exclusive re-release of Sam Stall's Suburban Legends came out October 1st! So through the month of October, we're sharing excerpts from the collection of spooky stories. Because Halloween! 

They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here. But they were wrong.

This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ’burbs—from corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing persons, bizarre apparitions, and worse. 

So lock your doors, dim the lights, and prepare to stay up all night with this creepy collection of true tales. We promise you’ll never look at white picket fences the same way again!

Read an excerpt below (Close Encounters of the Worst Kind), and pick it up for $3.99 via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the iBookstore this month! 


Celebrate Fall with Six Book-Inspired Beers!

Complex tastes, diehard fans, and cultish obsession with new releases: it's no surprise craft beer and literature go together like, well, writers and alcoholism. Quench your thirst for bookish brews with these five flavors...

An Ale of Two Cities: Whether you're celebrating the best of times or drowning the sorrow of the worst, this full-bodied beer will quench your thirst for Revolution. With bitter notes of social upheaval set against the long-fermented yeast of aristocratic privilege, this is a beer with more character(s) than you can keep track of. For the authentic Dickensian drinking experience, six packs are serialized one bottle at a time.


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