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  • The greatest things in the world are, in no particular order, dogs and books. Groucho Marx put it best: "outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

    But what if you could multiply the best-frienditude and put adorable canines in literature?! Or, as Xzibit would say, "Yo dawg, we heard you like dogs, so we put dogs in your book so you can dog while you dog. Dogs!" Here are six brilliant reimaginings of pup-ular novels.

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    Illustrations by Katie Cook
     
    Often times, the quality of my day is determined by the dogs I've seen. Spotted the sixth avenue corgi? It's a good day. A new photo of my favorite Pomeranian on Instagram? Great day. An actual chance to interact and perhaps pat the head of a dog?
     
    Amazing day. As an overly enthusiastic fan of pups, I spend many of my internet hours furiously hitting the like button while loudly squeeing over photos of my friend’s dogs. When it comes to dogs that I see as I walk around the city, it's my responsibility to practice some restraint, even when I want nothing more in the world than to have doggy kisses all over my face.

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    June 20th is “Take Your Dog to Work Day!” It’s a day to celebrate our canine companions and also encourage adoptions across the country. But your place of work might actually be kind of boring compared to these working dogs we want to celebrate. Here are some amazing dogs with incredible jobs! 

  • 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!

  • Today, we're thrilled to be publishing Find Momo, the debut book by photographer Andrew Knapp. The adventures of Andrew and his adorable border collie Momo delight over 130,000 Instagram followers every single day, and we can't wait to introduce this lovable duo to even more people. 

    As a special way to celebrate the release of the book, we've teamed up with Social Print Studio, who a lot of you might know from their amazing print programs. They let users print beautiful photos from Facebook with GetBlue and Instagram with Printstagram, and you can order from their print studio site and app, printstud.io. You can follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and like them over on Facebook.

    We're running a truly awesome giveaway with them, offering you a chance to get some beautiful prints of Momo and gift cards to Printstagram. 

    What are those sweet, sweet prizes? Check it out. 

    Grand Prize: A framed Momo print, a paw printed book, and a Find Momo poster! 
    Three Runners Up: A set of Prinstagram images (of Momo or from your own feed / Facebook), a paw printed book, a Find Momo poster. Your choice of a $19 gift code or 24 squares from Andrew's Instagram feed.
    First 20 Rafflecopter Entrants: Will recieve $5 Prinstagram codes and a Find Momo poster. 

    That's right. The grand prize is a framed Momo print. The first person selected by the Rafflecopter will win a beautiful 11x11 framed Momo photo (in a square, black, 12x12 frame) selected by the author. 

    Note, that photo above is just a mockup. Andrew will pick a gorgeous photo when the contest is over. He's on a book tour across the country right now, so who knows what kind of gorgeous pictures he's going to take? 

    How can you enter? We've made it incredibly easy with a Rafflecopter below. You can follow @quirkbooks, @andrewknapp, or @socialps on Twitter, like us on Facebook, tweet about the giveaway, all that good stuff! So go ahead, enter, and join us in playing #FindMomo

    And a huge thank you to Social Print Studio for teaming up with us on this. You guys are the greatest. 

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