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  2. Book Madness is our take on college basketball’s popular tournament known as “March Madness”. In the past, books were matched up against each other and our fans voted on who advanced to the next round until only one book was left standing. Past winners were To Kill a Mockingbird (Classics), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (21st-century fiction) and 1984 (Sci-Fi/Fantasy). This year we decided to mix it up and go with characters and “Hero vs. Villain” as the theme.

    Right now we are asking for your help in fielding the competitors. Nominate your favorite heroes and villains by entering, in the form above, names for this year’s tournament. The brackets will be unveiled in the beginning of March. At that time, you will have the opportunity to fill out your very own bracket! The process will be a little different this year but we will send out guidelines for filling out a bracket when the time gets closer.

    Once the submission period ends, we will start the voting phase of the competition. You will be able to vote for all the matchups and see how you are doing compared to your fellow Book Madness fans. There will be prizes awarded to the winning brackets.

    So please take this opportunity to make your voice heard and stay tuned here for future announcements!

     
  3. Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

     
  4. We have gifts for every bookworm!

    Check out our holiday gift guides here: http://goo.gl/1j9AhD

     
  5. Remembering Roald Dahl, who died on this day in 1990.

     
  6. Season’s Readings, everyone!

    We are very excited to announce our very first window display with the help of our friends at the New York Public Library!

    If you are in NYC, the window is located at the main branch (5th Ave and 42nd St) on the first floor next to the library shop.

     
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  8. Test your Banned Books Week knowledge!

     
  9. Grand Prize: A school year’s worth of Out of Print apparel and accessories, a pair of TOMS shoes and eyewear and a TOMS hoodie.

    Sign up here

     
  10. Found: Diagon Alley

     
  11. You have helped donate 2,610 books so far just by playing the Gatsby video game

    25,000 points donates 1 book. Finish the game for special offers. Play to give!

     
  12. "Look here, old sport," he broke out surprisingly, "what’s your opinion of me, anyhow?"

    Gatsby Word Cloud: Jay Gatsby

     
  13. "And I hope she’ll be a fool - that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."

    Gatsby Word Cloud: Daisy Buchanan

     
  14. We will donate a book to a community in need for every 25,000 points earned in hopes to donate 10,000 books!

    Play to give!

     
  15. Submit your completed Gatsby Word Search by 12pm ET to be eligible to win a $30 Out of Print gift card!