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…

Thank you for the love, KGUN9!

This gnome has more exciting news to share! Earlier this week (March 8), Tucson Tome Gnome was featured in KGUN9 in a wonderful story from reporter Megan Meier. You can watch the news story here! The gnome’s helpers met with Megan a week earlier to chat about all things books, Tucson, and the joy of…

Thank you so much, Friends! (and an update)

Friends! If you don’t follow us on Instagram, you may not have heard… but we recently met our GoFundMe goal of raising $5K to cover the costs of books for the remainder of 2022!!! Exciting! And it all came together in about 2 weeks. Our minds are blown and our hearts are full. So, how…

6th Tome Giveaway: February 20, 2022

Wowza! During this sixth Tome Giveaway, I had a great day traversing the city – hiding books in some new locations that I hadn’t been to before! Thank you to those of you who suggested new locations 🙂 I ended up hiding 30 tomes around the city. Some photos from my adventure last weekend are…

“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

About the book, from Penguin Random House: “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the…