On the Spiral Staircase with Jason Rekulak

Jason Rekulak is the publisher of Quirk Books – and because his debut novel The Impossible Fortress hit bookstores last week, we’ve chosen Jason for this month’s On the Spiral Starcase spotlight.

In his seventeen years at Quirk Books, Jason has acquired and edited a number of Quirk favorites – including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and The Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters. He oversees all of Quirk’s editors and designers, and he’s personally worked on hundreds of books…so let’s see how he answers our five questions!

On the Spiral Staircase with David Borgenicht

Find out about our awesome staff at Quirk Books HQ with our new monthly blog series, On the Spiral Staircase!

We're showing you an inside look at Quirk Books—and more importantly, a look at the folks who help bring the books you love to life! Each month we'll ask a different staff member the same five questions so you can learn more about Quirk. There's no better place to start the series than with the man who started it all. Allons-y!

Orange is the New Black Readalong Part 2

Suzanne asks if the inmates are going to get second dinner like hobbits, Leanne and Angie reference both To Kill a Mockingbird and The Hunger Games as things heat up at Litchfield, and Red reads aloud from Bird by Bird – a book that her nemesis Judy King is seen reading earlier in the season. To celebrate the end of our Orange is the New Black marathon, here are the books we spotted the inmates and guards of Litchfield reading in episodes nine through thirteen.


Orange is the New Black Readalong Part 1

We love Orange is the New Black, and the ladies of Litchfield love reading just as much as we do. Rather than make you squint and pause watching to see all the books they're reading, we rounded them all up in a two-part series for you.

In Episode One of the newest season of Orange is the New Black, Yoga Jones sings Nick Hornby’s praises, sharing with Chapman how much she loved High Fidelity. To celebrate the return of our favorite Netflix drama, we at Quirk books are reading along with the Litchfield inmates. Here’s a dive into the books we spotted in the first four episodes. 


Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Summer Classes Inspired by Characters from Literature

Okay, so summer classes sound like a bore. Why be in school when you can lounge by the pool? You have your gen eds, like mathematics, English, and science. But what about those summer electives? Go on, branch out. Summer can absolutely include learning, and the very best teachers are the ones from literature.

July GoodReads Giveaways

Calling all: Aspiring artists! Baby food connoisseurs! Enlightened geeks!

Go forth and enter our giveaways. We have quite the book haul this month. Whether you’re looking for more inspirational stories from our Kids series, a specific Russian recipe for Pumpkin Millet Porridge, or maybe some much-needed wisdom from our geekish brethren, we have you covered.



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