March 1, 2011 • Cats
What? You heard me.
If you’ve taken a peek at our Fall 2011 catalog, you might have spotted a particularly quirky title… Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat.
Originally released in Japan, we’re bringing it stateside in the Fall. It’s the perfect book for you craft-loving cat owners with sweaters and couches covered in fur. Pick up that lint roller, collect some hair, and get to making tote bags, finger puppets, picture frames, and more.
The book doesn’t hit stores until November… but editor Margaret McGuire and designer Katie Hatz have already begun crafting. One of them doesn’t even own a cat, and I’m not at liberty to divulge where she’s been collecting the animal fur… though it may involve a Mission Impossible-esque cable drop scenario.
However with all the crafting they’ve been doing, there just isn’t enough cat hair. And that’s where you come in.
July 3, 2014 • Cats, Classics
Photo via Prose, Poetry & Photographs
Happy birthday, Franz Kafka! The great author celebrates his 131th birthday today (last year, Google celebrated with this amazing illustration for his 130th), and we've decided to throw a little giveaway in his honor.
Go ahead and enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of The Meowmorphosis, our lastest mashup, which takes Kafka's literary masterpiece and adds slightly more kittens.
June 13, 2014 • Cats, Geek, Star Wars
It's been a while since the Quirk Books crew went to Philadelphia's Wizard World, an awesome convention that hits the Pennsylvania Convention Center every year. And we're really thrilled to be heading back. Especially since the con is right in our backyard. Well, not literally. It's like, ten blocks away or something. But you get what I'm saying.
This year, we'll be at Booth 1724, and we're bringing some authors and a ton of giveaways with us.
May 23, 2014 • Cats
Last month, Quirk Books held a Contest for Bookstore Cats. Bookstore felines of the world were invited to compete for the chance to jumpstart their Internet celebrity campaign.
Competitor Cats were asked to command someone with opposable thumbs to take a picture of them “reading” the Quirk title, How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity by Patricia Carlin.
After much delipurration, a winner was chosen: Amelia of The Spiral Bookcase!
Dustin Fentermacher, the photographer of the book, also provided a couple quirky tips to help Amelia to seize her true celebrity potential: "Amelia's on the right path: cats plus books equal money. If she could do a series with this cat sitting on top of pages of books that make her look a part of the scene, that would would quickly skyrocket into the internet meme hall of fame."
Amelia's photo was also featured in today's Shelf Awareness. Thanks, you guys!
May 21, 2014 • Cats, Dogs
Oh, hello—I didn't see you there.
As if your status of Book Nerd wasn’t high enough – what with your endless bookshelves, strange priorities to buy books over groceries, and constant chatter about what this character did in that book – bring your new pet into the fold with a deeply literary or historical name. Pick a perfectly bookish name in honor of your favorite character!