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  • In the movie Beetlejuice, newly ghosted Barbara and Adam received the Handbook for the Recently Deceased, a guide for those beginning their post-livelihood. Little of the handbook is discussed in the film—Adam has trouble reading it, but then, he thinks the title is Handbook for the Recently Diseased. Goth teen Lydia has no problem paging through it, so the problem may be more with Adam than the book itself. Judge for yourself, with these excerpts:

  • Summer’s here, and for comic book nerds, that means one thing: convention season! The big kahuna, San Diego Comic-Con, takes place at the end of July, but it’s far from the only event that brings together comics, movies, TV, and gaming under one roof. There’s something different at every con, but there are a few things that tend to span every single event. The sales floor, where fans can actually buy comics (as well as merchandise and collectibles). Artists’ alley and the autograph area, where fans can meet the creators and actors they love and get autographs and even photos with them. And the panels, where actors and creators entertain an audience with live discussions on everything from geek media to their upcoming season.

  • Find out about our awesome staff at Quirk Books HQ with our new monthly blog series, On the Spiral Staircase!

    We're showing you an inside look at Quirk Books—and more importantly, a look at the folks who help bring the books you love to life! Each month we'll ask a different staff member the same five questions so you can learn more about Quirk. There's no better place to start the series than with the man who started it all. Allons-y!

  • As any woman who has attempted to climb the corporate ladder can tell you, it can be tough to be a woman with big dreams, especially for women who aspire to roles typically reserved for men. However, tough does not mean impossible, and below are a few fictional women who didn't let a few cuts – and the occasional stab wound – stop them from smashing straight through the glass ceiling. 

  • BOOK How to Eat a Lobster

    Learn the answers to modern food and etiquette questions with this beautifully illustrated guide.

  • Ah, college dormitories. The cinderblock walls! The fluorescent lights! The windows that don’t open except with a vigorous shoulder-check! Okay, so a dorm’s not the most glamorous of digs. But for the next semester, your dorm is your home—once you actually move in, that is. Schlepping all your stuff up narrow staircases (or in tiny elevators) can be amazingly stressful, and that’s before your parents step in to “help” you. Avoid day-of meltdowns with these handy tips.

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