“The Guncle” by Steven Rowley

About the book, from Penguin Random House: “From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer. Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece,…

Ninth Tome Giveaway: May 22, 2022

Wowza! During this ninth Tome Giveaway, I had a great day hiding books at so many amazing murals all over Tucson! Over the course of the day, I hid 30 copies of Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran. This month’s theme was “Memoirs at Murals in May!” Some photos from my adventures last weekend are included…

“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….

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…

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…