“Sigh, Gone” by Phuc Tran

About the book, from Macmillan: “For anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family….

Borderlands Book & Beer Pairing List

Do you want to read the full descriptions of the book and beer pairings that were shared during the event with Borderlands Brewing Co. on May 3rd? Here they are! Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – La Miche The La Miche is a classic Michelada. Using the base of the Citrana Gose,…

Recap: Book & Beer Event with Borderlands Brewing Company

So, it might go without saying… but this gnome had an amazing time at our first collaboration event with Borderlands Brewing Company earlier this week! On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, TTG hid 10 different books (two copies of each – 20 books total) around the brewery for people to find. Anyone who found a book…

Collaboration: Book & Beer Event With Borderlands Brewing Company!

Friends! This Gnome has exciting news! Over the past several weeks we have been cooking up a fun event in partnership with the awesome team at Borderlands Brewing Company: a book and beer pairing night! What’s better than books and beer??? At 6pm on Tuesday, May 3rd, the Tucson Tome Gnome will be hiding books…

Eighth Tome Giveaway: April 24, 2022

Wowza! During this eighth Tome Giveaway, I had a great day traversing the city AND visiting Downtown Tucons’s Haiku Hike. This month also represented this Gnome’s first collaboration! I partnered with the UA Poetry Center to hide 30 book bundles featuring Poets Laureate – 90 books total! You can read more about the authors and…

National Poetry Month Giveaway!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, this April the Tucson Tome Gnome has partnered with the University of Arizona Poetry Center to give away 30 bundles of three signed books, all featuring Poets Laureate! Also included with each bundle is a coupon for the finder to pick up a broadside of Alberto Ríos’ poem, “This…

Behind the Scenes with the Tucson Tome Gnome

So many people have asked us what it’s like to run the Tucson Tome Gnome (TTG), with a lot of people thinking that the three of us just get together once a month and wrap up some books and hide them for folks to find. HAHA. If only it were so simple! Honestly, running TTG…

Seventh Tome Giveaway: March 13, 2022

Wowza! During this seventh Tome Giveaway, I had a great day traversing the city AND running around the Tucson Festival of Books (my favorite local bookish event of the year!). I ended up hiding 15 tomes around the festival and 15 tomes around town. Some photos from my adventure last weekend are included in the…

“Black Love Matters” edited by Jessica P. Pryde

About the book, from Penguin Random House: “An incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators, edited by Book Riot columnist and librarian Jessica Pryde. Romantic love has been one of the most essential elements of storytelling for centuries. But for Black people…