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7 Expandable Bookcases for Your Ever-Expanding Book Collection

Every bookworm has the same dream: an enormous personal library, shelves groaning with beautiful volumes, maybe a rolling ladder or two, and enough space for every book you could ever wish to own. 

Instead, the average reader has a home filled with piles of novels, walls covered in shelves, and the frustration of never seeming to have enough space for all your acquisitions. It seems that within days of putting together a new shelving unit, it’s filled to bursting with books you didn’t even entirely realize that you had—and it’s time to head out to pick up yet another set of shelves!

Posted by Rose Moore

There’s a Saint For That: Heavenly Allies for Everyday Life

The pope rolls into our homebase of Philadelphia this weekend. And as he leaves the Vatican to head to the City of Brotherly Love, we wouldn’t be surprised if he sends a prayer or two to Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. But what about other kinds of 21st-century problems? Whether you’re throwing a party, buying a house, losing at poker or wishing for more followers on Instagram, there’s a Saint for that.

Posted by Rose Moore

Quirk Corral: Batman Inspired Lattes, Books, and Video Games!

Here at Quirk, we’ve scoured the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links of the past week to help make your Monday a little brighter. Whether you desperately need a Batman inspired latte, or just want to fantasize about a modern day Pride and Prejudice, we’ve got you covered.

Posted by Jennifer Morell

Quirk Corral: Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy warty Hogwarts!

Here at Quirk we’ve rounded up the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links of the past week to help make your Monday a little brighter. Whether you are looking for a tutorial to transform a dog bed into your favorite emoji or a list of Hermione Granger approved school supplies, we’ve got you covered.

Posted by Jennifer Morell

Happy #Quirksgiving: Join Us For A Month Of Giveaways!

Happy November, Quirk fans!

In addition to our fabulous Quirk Perks discounts this month (which include Geek Wisdom and The Cookiepedia), we're launching a month of fabulous giveaways!

That's right. An entire month. 

We debated in the Quirk HQ for hours, trying to come up with the dates and the name for this fantastic giveaway. Would we do it in October? Would it be a single day (Quirkoween) or a month long thing (Quirktober)? What about December? Why not 12 Days of Quirkmas? Maybe something on New Year's Eve? Happy Quirk Year? 

And then it happened. Brett Cohen stood up and shouted "QUIRKSGIVING!" The reaction went something like this:

Okay, maybe not exactly like that (there were only five of us in the conference room), but still. #Quirksgiving is a thing, and we want to give you the chance to win some fun prizes through the month of November. Just follow the directions for each day, and be sure to use the hashtag #Quirksgiving when doing so. We'll pick winners every morning. 

Good luck, and have fun!

Posted by Eric Smith

Sing and then Mate and then Die

by Buzzy the Cicada

Pssssttt…hey, you down there. Yeah, that’s right. Hi. I’m up here, in the tree. You got a minute?

Posted by Rick Chillot