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…

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…

Fifth Tome Giveaway: January 2022

Friends! It’s 2022, can you believe it? Not only that, but the first month of 2022 is now over (what?!?!?). This holiday season was hectic… and since the gnome was still recovering from the holidays (but couldn’t let the first month of 2022 pass without giving a book away), the gnome decided to do another…

Fourth Tome Giveaway: December 2021

In December 2021, I decided to try something new and do an Instagram book giveaway! I thought it would be fun to give people a chance to win copies of all three books that I hid around town this Fall. It was so fun! Over 70 entries were received for the giveaway, and I’m excited…

Third Tome Giveaway: November 21, 2021

Wowza! During this third Tome Giveaway, I again had a great day traversing the city – from Pima Community College to Udall Park to ENR2 on the U of A campus – and everywhere in between. Like the prior two months, I ended up hiding 30 tomes around the city. Some photos from my adventure…

“The City We Became” by N.K. Jemisin

About the book, from Hachette Book Group: “Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a “glorious” story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn’t remember who he is, where he’s…