December 17, 2014 • Cats, Dogs
Who's black and white and read all over? Momo the adorable border collie!
We're excited to announce that Find Momo, the hide-and-seek photography book by Momo's best buddy Andrew Knapp, has landed on this month's New York Times specialty best sellers list. The list is a roster of the best of the best of animal-themed books sold in November and we're all wagging our tails at the news that Momo has snagged the # 11 spot. Good boy Momo (and Andrew)!
December 1, 2014 • Dogs
Earlier this year, we were really excited to publish Andrew Knapp's first book, Find Momo.
Can you blame us? Find Momo is collection of beautiful photographs featuring Instagram sensation Momo, and that adorable border collie won the hearts of every single person in the Quirk HQ. Especially on his visits to the office. And we can't wait to publish Andrew's second book, Find Momo Coast to Coast, due out this May.
When it comes to Andrew Knapp... well, we love the guy for a lot of reasons. His gorgeous photographs. All the times he's brought Momo to visit us. And the fact that he's really dedicated to supporting local businesses and charities. Particularly ones that help influence the lives and welfare of animals.
That’s why on Giving Tuesday (December 2, 2014), Quirk Books is partnering with Powells.com in the United States to donate $1 per sale of Find Momo to Farm Sanctuary and with McNallyRobinson.com in Canada to support the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force (ASNTF).
So, please help us spread the word today and share this promotion! Animal lovers and book lovers alike can participate in making the world a better place, one book at a time.
August 22, 2014 • Dogs
Groucho Marx famously once said: "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Wise words, to be sure—but what if you could combine the two?
I’m a dog person. I used to be a cat person, and I do still love my fluffy feline, but when I met my husband he came with a dog, and, well, I’ve gone to the other side. Fortunately for my bookish tendencies, the dog book is a well-established form.
Heck, Lassie was published in 1940, and The Call of the Wild in 1903. Yet it seems there’s been a resurgence of popularity in dog stories. I can’t seem to stop running across them. I usually finish a dog book in a puddle of tears reaching for the tissue and burying my face into my sweet puppy’s fur. A great dog book reminds us why we’re dog people in the first place—and maybe that makes us cry.
Here are my favorites in no particular order. Even though the summer is almost over, they will be a great addition to your future “Dog Days of Summer” reading list.
February 28, 2014 • Dogs