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Quarantinis: A Boozy Literary Roundup

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Quench your quarantine needs with this roundup! Grab your favorite drink (mix a quarantini perhaps?) and sit back with these boozy literary posts. Cheers!  

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Quirk-Themed Zoom Backgrounds

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If you're like us, you're using Zoom a lot these days—for work meetings, happy hours, and virtual hangs with friends and family. Video chats help us feel more connected when we're apart. (And we really miss our coworkers!) Besides seeing friendly faces, the best part about video chatting is changing the background. That got us thinking: what if we made Quirk-themed Zoom backgrounds featuring some of our titles? So we did. Go ahead and give your Zoom call a literary spin!

To save the backgrounds, click the image to be taken to the file, and then right click and save. (Psst, when you use these on Zoom, the image will appear backwards for you because Zoom shows you your mirrored image. To everyone else, the image will appear normal!)

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Other Things You Can Do on Tax Day (Now That You Don’t Have to Do Your Taxes)

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There are few things that are more dreaded than doing taxes—and with good reason! Taxes have a reputation for being complicated, time-consuming, and of course, difficult to get right. There’s always a fear that something is missing, that you won’t get the return you should, or (far worse) that you will make the kind of mistake that has the government releasing the hounds.

However, this year offers a surprise reprieve from springtime tax day, as the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the IRS to announce that the tax deadline has been pushed. This is a welcome measure to help people affected by the global pandemic, but it’s also left people wondering just what to do with what would have been Tax Day. Thankfully, we’ve got some isolation-friendly (and bookworm-friendly) ideas for you, so you can celebrate having another couple of months to enjoy before knuckling down to that dreaded task.

Posted by Rose Moore

Books as Beer Bottles

It's National Beer Day, and social distancing can't stop us from collectively cracking open a bottle of beer and drinking together, alone in our own homes. So grab your favorite beer and—wait a minute, something's not right. These beer bottles seem to have something…literary going on.

Which bookish beer bottle label is your favorite? Let us know on Twitter @quirkbooks!

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

How to Throw a Virtual Bookish Party

In this time of quarantine and social distancing, it can be easy to lose track of the day of the week – or the last time you called your best friend. Which is why we’re proposing a virtual hangout with purpose. A #Couchella, if you will – but way more literary. Throw a bookish party from the comfort (and safety) of your own home. Because we all know how wonderful it is to make an extrovert’s day.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Virtual Ways to Appreciate Your School Librarian

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This past Saturday was School Librarian Appreciation Day, but with most schools closed across the country – and others turning to remote learning – it may have been difficult to appreciate your school librarians from afar. Here at Quirk, we see our librarians as warriors and teachers, purveyors of knowledge and the written word. Which is why we’ve come up with five completely remote ways to say a loud and heartfelt “Thank you!”

Posted by Danielle Mohlman