Thirteenth Tome Giveaway: September 25, 2022

Wowza! During this thirteenth Tome Giveaway (lucky thirteen!), I had a wonderful day hiding books all over Tucson. Over the course of the day, I hid 30 copies of Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. You all came out – – – and it was the busiest, most fun/exciting tome-seeking day that we’ve experienced…

Recap: Fundraising Event with Mostly Books

In case you missed the announcements leading up to the event last week (LOL), in celebration of the Tome Gnome’s 1-year anniversary, Mostly Books donated a portion of every purchase made on Saturday, September 24 to our 2023 fundraising campaign! So what happened? Drum roll, please… Friends: you showed up, bought a TON of books…

“Under the Whispering Door” by TJ Klune

About the book, from Macmillan: “Welcome to Charon’s Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead. And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to…

Fundraising Event with Mostly Books: Saturday September 24th

Friends! This Gnome has exciting news! Over the past several weeks I have been cooking up another fun event in honor of my 1-year anniversary and have partnered with the amazing Tucson indie bookstore, Mostly Books.  The event will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 9:30 am – 5 pm, and a portion of every…

Twelfth Tome Giveaway: August 28, 2022

Wowza! During this twelfth Tome Giveaway, I had a wonderful day hiding books all over Tucson. Over the course of the day, I hid 30 copies of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. Some photos from my adventures last weekend are included in the collage above. I hope you enjoy…

“Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” by Jose Antonio Vargas

About the book, from Harper Collins: “Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms. “This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book––at its core––is not about immigration at…

Eleventh Tome Giveaway: July 24, 2022

Wowza! During this eleventh Tome Giveaway, I had a great (albeit a little stressful…) day hiding books at wet and watery places all over Tucson (which really turned out to be everywhere, since it rained!). Over the course of the day, I hid 30 copies of Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Some photos from…

“Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

About the book, from Penguin Random House: “Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, the family drama that ensues will change their lives forever. Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever…

Recap: Poetry Center Summer Social

On Wednesday, July 20, two of the Tome Gnomes (Jody and Emily) had an amazing opportunity to present our story at the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Summer Social! Sadly, our third co-founder could not be there, but she was with us in spirit (hi, Mary Ellen!) The event was held at the Century Room…

Upcoming Summer Social Event: July 20, 2022!

If you follow us on social media, by now you know that the Tucson Tome Gnome will be the featured speaker at the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s upcoming Summer Social event on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. The Summer Social will be taking place at the Century Room at Hotel Congress – doors open at…