Random House Book Club
Unshelved comic strip for 8/4/2015

BEA Strip

This year at BEA, Gene and I brainstormed today's joke with an audience of librarians, then I drew the strip on my iPad right in front of them. Here, finally, is the finished product.

We all had a lot of fun, and we'd be happy to do something similar at your upcoming conference or staff day.

Alexis Greenwood

Earlier this year our friends at Penguin Random House Library Marketing held a contest to become a character in Unshelved. The winner appears in today's strip. She is Alexis Greenwood from Vancouver Public Library. Among many many other hobbies, she does indeed walk on stilts and owns the fabulous outfit illustrated here. Congratulations, Alexis!

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a boy who witnessed a kidnapping, twin girls who invent a third sister they pretend to be, prostitution, earthquakes, a brave hamster princess, and a young woman who becomes a famous author's muse.

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Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a bullied boy who joins a spy club, how eyes and toilets work, a French lit professor who finds out she has a bullet in her neck, John Waters's adventure hitchhiking across America, grim twins who love heavy metal, a little girl who shares her joy, and a teen who takes a gun to campus.

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