July 3, 2014 • Cats, Classics
Photo via Prose, Poetry & Photographs
Happy birthday, Franz Kafka! The great author celebrates his 131th birthday today (last year, Google celebrated with this amazing illustration for his 130th), and we've decided to throw a little giveaway in his honor.
Go ahead and enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of The Meowmorphosis, our lastest mashup, which takes Kafka's literary masterpiece and adds slightly more kittens.
June 13, 2014 • Cats, Geek, Star Wars
It's been a while since the Quirk Books crew went to Philadelphia's Wizard World, an awesome convention that hits the Pennsylvania Convention Center every year. And we're really thrilled to be heading back. Especially since the con is right in our backyard. Well, not literally. It's like, ten blocks away or something. But you get what I'm saying.
This year, we'll be at Booth 1724, and we're bringing some authors and a ton of giveaways with us.
May 23, 2014 • Cats
Last month, Quirk Books held a Contest for Bookstore Cats. Bookstore felines of the world were invited to compete for the chance to jumpstart their Internet celebrity campaign.
Competitor Cats were asked to command someone with opposable thumbs to take a picture of them “reading” the Quirk title, How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity by Patricia Carlin.
After much delipurration, a winner was chosen: Amelia of The Spiral Bookcase!
Dustin Fentermacher, the photographer of the book, also provided a couple quirky tips to help Amelia to seize her true celebrity potential: "Amelia's on the right path: cats plus books equal money. If she could do a series with this cat sitting on top of pages of books that make her look a part of the scene, that would would quickly skyrocket into the internet meme hall of fame."
Amelia's photo was also featured in today's Shelf Awareness. Thanks, you guys!
May 21, 2014 • Cats, Dogs
Oh, hello—I didn't see you there.
As if your status of Book Nerd wasn’t high enough – what with your endless bookshelves, strange priorities to buy books over groceries, and constant chatter about what this character did in that book – bring your new pet into the fold with a deeply literary or historical name. Pick a perfectly bookish name in honor of your favorite character!
May 5, 2014 • Cats
Photo via Catster
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!
Since we really can't giveaway margaritas here on the Quirk blog (although here is an awesome margarita cheesecake recipe for ya'll), we decided to do the next best thing. Run with a pun. Because that's what we do here at Quirk.
January 6, 2014 • Cats
Hey there Quirk fans! Welcome to the Quirk DIY Book Club! This month's selection is Crafting With Cat Hair by Kaori Tsutaya!
Same as last month, you can snag one of TEN free copies by entering the Rafflecopter below. Winners will receive a copy of the book, and will be encouraged to send in photos of their finished crafts, which we will post here on the Quirk blog at the end of the month. You'll also be invited to pin along with us on our Pinterest page.