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Where’s Momo? Announcing the Find Momo Coast to Coast Book Tour

This May, Andrew Knapp and his adorable dog Momo are climbing into their 1977 VW van and hitting the road on a cross-country book tour to promote their latest book, Find Momo Coast to Coast (have you entered the pre-order campaign yet?). Andrew and Momo will chat with fans, sign books (with both autographs and pawtographs!), and share Momo-themed stories. 

Human and canine friends are welcome! Check out the dates below, and come say hi!

Posted by Suzanne Wallace

Find Momo Coast to Coast by Andrew Knapp: Pre-order Campaign!

We’re thrilled to be publishing the second book from New York Times bestselling author Andrew Knapp. His first book, Find Momo, introduced the bookish world to his adorable, already-Instagram-famous border collie, Momo.

In Find Momo Coast to Coast, Andrew hit the road (in his awesome yellow van) and took some beautiful pictures of Momo (with his awesome red bandana) all across the country.

To celebrate his second book and Andrew’s next batch of adventures, we’re launching a pre-order campaign that’ll give you the chance to score all kinds of swag. Signed bookplates and posters for every pre-orderer? Yup. A chance to win a plush Momo? You betcha.

Read on to find out how to get swag and enter to win epic prizes.

NOTE FOR ALL PRE-ORDER-ERS: To enter, email a photo or a screenshot of your receipt to [email protected] with the subject line "Find Momo Pre-order." Make sure you send us your shipping address with your entry!

Also tweet #FindMomo to unlock some of the higher levels.

This campaign is open to US and Canada only. 

Posted by Suzanne Wallace


We’re really excited to be publishing Sam Maggs’s first book, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.  And not just because she appreciates the film Pacific Rim and understands when we say we have a “drift compatible” author / publisher relationship.

Although that is certainly part of it.

There’s a lot planned for this book’s debut. We made an AWESOME book trailer. We released an epic poster at New York Comic Con (that subsequently took on a life of its own on Tumblr); we revealed the cover on The Nerdist; we’re putting together a blog tour; and Sam is busy lining up epic appearances at conventions throughout Canada and here in the States.

But what about YOU? Well, we’ve put together a pre-order campaign, just for you Sam Maggs fans out there. Read on to find out how you can get signed bookplates, limited signed posters, and other awesome Fangirl swag.

NOTE FOR ALL PRE-ORDER-ERS: To enter, email a photo or a screenshot of your receipt to [email protected] with the subject line "Fangirl Pre-order." Make sure you send us your shipping address with your entry!

This campaign is open to US and Canada only. 



Fangirl Level: Squee!, Status: OPEN, UNLIMITED (Until Pub Date)


Want to get a signed bookplate to place in your brand new, shiny copy of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy? Pre-order a copy, email [email protected] with a screenshot of your receipt and the subject line "Fangirl Pre-order" and you'll receive a free, signed bookplate from Sam Maggs to sticker inside of your book!

On Twitter? Tell your friends you pre-ordered by using the hashtag #FangirlGuide! The more pre-orders that roll in, the more perks get unlocked!  



Fangirl Level: I Ship It, Status: UNLOCKED, 50 Packs Available!


A button pack of fangirl terminology, custom curated by Sam Maggs! These buttons read "I'm The Doctor, Not A Companion!" Each pack comes with five buttons.

Once open, the first 50 pre-order-ers will get a button pack, as well as a signed bookplate. Email [email protected] with a screenshot of your receipt and the subject line "Fangirl Pre-order," and keep tweeting with the hashtag #FangirlGuide! There are more perks to unlock!



Fangirl Level: ZOMG!, Status: UNLOCKED, 200 Available!


Want a copy of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy poster, which features Sam Maggs’s Fangirl Manifesto on it? This poster took off on Tumblr, went quickly at New York Comic Con, and we’ve got a few left just for you!

The first 200 pre-orders to email a photo or a screenshot of their receipt to [email protected] with the subject line "Fangirl Pre-order" will receive a free, limited signed poster from Sam Maggs. And again, keep tweeting with that hashtag, you guys, Let’s unlock these bigger perks.



Fangirl Level: EPIC, Status: LOCKED, 1 Available


THE FINAL LEVEL! One lucky pre-order-er will score a special Fangirl’s Convention Survival Kit, curated by Sam Maggs. Inside, you’ll find everything pictured below. You’ll also get a pin pack, bookplate, and a signed poster.

Contents of the Fangirl’s Convention Survival Kit include: Strong Female Character Tote Bag, water bottle, poster tube, Cards Against Humanity, colorful Sharpies, sewing kit, hand sanitizer, hand moisturizer, and lip balm!


So come on, start sending us your entries! Email a photo or a screenshot of your receipt to [email protected] with your shipping address, and the subject line "Fangirl Pre-order." And don't forget to tweet with the hashtag #FangirlGuide.


Posted by Suzanne Wallace

Bookish Baby Shower at Quirk Books!

Today, with much whispering and plotting and scheming, the Quirk office threw a surprise baby shower for our very own Production Queen, Mandy! So what, you might ask, do a bunch of book-nerdy people bring to a baby shower?

Um…books? Yeah, books.

So what children's books do Quirkers love? Here's a roundup of what we brought to this adorable baby shower:

The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat

Paul Stevens: "Adorable art, and a fantasy story. I figured I couldn't choose a book that didn't have some science fiction or fantasy in it. It's also a Caldecott Award winner."


George and Martha by James Marshall

David Borgenicht: "Wonderful books, cleverly and succinctly written, with funny stories and great life lessons to boot!"


Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner


The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Nicole De Jackmo: "The book is based in the city where Mandy will raise Baby Sampson, and it offers bright illustrations and a sweet story about the diversity of Philadelphia."


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld


Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond


Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow


The Cat Who Walked across France by Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben


Round Trip by Ann Jonas


Dinosaur vs. Mommy by Bob Shea


Anatole by Eve Titus

Suzanne Wallace: "It's a story about a French mouse who becomes a cheese-taster. Need I say more? It's delightful!"


The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop and Robert McCloskey


Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey


Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Kate McGuire: "Barbara Cooney was the first author I ever met when I was a wee little thing! I love her illustration style, it's set in my home state, and, cornball that I am, I love that the book teaches kids that everyone has a special way to make little contributions to making the world a better place."


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Brett Cohen: "I picked the book because it’s a fun read. My kids absolutely love it—especially when I give each crayon its own voice. (Hint: Pink is a british woman.)"


What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry


What would you bring to a book-themed baby shower? Let us know!

Posted by Suzanne Wallace

Happy Pi Day: Make a Venn Pie-agram!

In honor of Pi Day tomorrow, learn how you can make The Venn Pie-agram!

This year will be the most authentic Pi Day you’ve ever experienced, since the date is 3-14-15—as close as we can get to 3.1415 in our lifetime! So how do you make this nerdiest of all pies? Let’s get started.

Posted by Suzanne Wallace

Best of 2014: Why I Read Lord of the Flies Every Five Years

We're revisiting some of our favorite blog posts of the year!
My favorite blog post of 2014 is Why I Read Lord of the Flies Every Five YearsBesides giving awesome author Ian Doescher another chance to shine, I love this post because I get to read a Shakespeare-ized intro to Lord of the Flies.
I didn't think it could be done and was very happy to be proven wrong! – Suzanne (@iamasnarkypants)

Posted by Suzanne Wallace