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CAMP PLOT-A-WANNA is a weekly 8-part series where Quirk Books staffers reimagine famous authors as pre-teens, stuck together at summer camp. Check out the rest of the posts here. It is also an entirely fictional place. Please don't have your parents drop you off at our offices with sleeping bags.


To: Camp Plot-a-Wanna senior counselors
From: Camp Counselor Bill Shakespeare

At last night’s weenie and marshmallow roast, camper H. Lovecraft (Underwood Cabin) suggested the group tell scary stories around the campfire. He offered to begin a story, which the other campers could then add to. Things didn’t go exactly as planned. Here’s a transcript:

In a world where your sunset photos have to be perfectly aligned and your food artfully arranged on quirky mismatched dishware—how do you up the Instagram ante with your book photos? Here are some tips to help you become a master of the perfect Bookstagram photo. No messy, disorganized bookshelves under this #shelfie tag.


Unless you’ve been living under a paper rock (sorry, not sorry) we’re sure you’ve heard that John Green’s Paper Towns has been adapted into a film. 

And every Paper Town need a Paper Library of course! Now before you go Googling where to purchase a paper library we’ve got you taken care of. Here’s a printable, DIY, paper library that you can carry around with you in your pocket or purse or backpack!

It’s another amazing week for bookish events in New York City, and as always, we paired them with places to eat and drink. This week offers the opportunity to hear from Jami Attenberg, Kate Bolick, Lidia Yuknavitch, and a ton of other incredible writers, all while stuffing your face with pizza, ice cream, and grilled cheese. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know where you went!

Five volumes into the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, what can possibly be new in William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh? Answer: more than you might think. I pushed myself farther with The Clone Army Attacketh than with any of the previous books. Some fans find Attack of the Clones confusing or lackluster, but I hope my interpretation makes them think again. Here are four ways I had a big old nerdy time with The Clone Army Attacketh, and also tried to push myself with my writing:


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