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Just Awesomed

  • The dress shop of dreams
    The dress shop of dreams
  • Fibber McGee and Molly
    Fibber McGee and Molly
  • Return to Wake Robin
    Return to Wake Robin
  • My sunshine away
    My sunshine away
  • Dollbaby
    Dollbaby
  • All the single ladies
    All the single ladies
  • Here comes trouble
    Here comes trouble
  • The book of speculation
    The book of speculation
  • Batgirl.
    Batgirl.
  • Nothing special
    Nothing special
  • Little brother
    Little brother
  • Wonder
    Wonder
  • Heroes of Olympus.
    Heroes of Olympus.
  • Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
    Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
  • Unbroken
    Unbroken
  • At the water's edge
    At the water's edge
  • Win or lose
    Win or lose
  • Stuart Little
    Stuart Little
  • Begin again
    Begin again
  • Snow dog
    Snow dog
  • Untamed
    Untamed
  • Going going
    Going going
  • The power of Six
    The power of Six
  • Listen, slowly
    Listen, slowly
  • Bluffing Mr. Churchill
    Bluffing Mr. Churchill
  • No trace
    No trace
  • The story of Spanish
    The story of Spanish
  • Superworm
    Superworm
  • Our souls at night
    Our souls at night
  • Dark force rising
    Dark force rising
  • Inside the O'Briens
    Inside the O'Briens
  • Dead wake
    Dead wake
  • Meet Marie-Grace
    Meet Marie-Grace
  • The story of Spider-Man
    The story of Spider-Man
  • Unicorn wings
    Unicorn wings
  • Meet the heroes and villains
    Meet the heroes and villains
  • What it is
    What it is
  • Relish
    Relish
  • Damage control
    Damage control
  • Fire and ice
    Fire and ice
  • Judgment call
    Judgment call
  • Perfect match
    Perfect match
  • My brother is a big, fat liar
    My brother is a big, fat liar
  • The kingmaker's daughter
    The kingmaker's daughter
  • Vagabond
    Vagabond
  • Beauty's kingdom
    Beauty's kingdom
  • The very fairy princess
    The very fairy princess
  • Intruders
    Intruders
  • Walking with dinosaurs
    Walking with dinosaurs
  • 52 reasons to hate my father
    52 reasons to hate my father
  • March.
    March.
  • Becoming Richard Pryor
    Becoming Richard Pryor
  • Piranha
    Piranha
  • Happily Ali after
    Happily Ali after
  • Don't leave yet
    Don't leave yet
  • Genius Files.
    Genius Files.
  • The brightest night
    The brightest night
  • The dark secret
    The dark secret
  • Underground in Berlin
    Underground in Berlin
  • Rat queens.
    Rat queens.
  • Rat Queens.
    Rat Queens.
  • Singletasking
    Singletasking
  • Half of the world in light
    Half of the world in light
  • Arms and the dudes
    Arms and the dudes
  • Rise of the robots
    Rise of the robots
  • A time for truth
    A time for truth
  • Guns across America
    Guns across America
  • Daily wisdom for Why does he do that
    Daily wisdom for Why does he do that
  • You are a bad ass
    You are a bad ass
  • Made in America
    Made in America
  • Keep your brain stronger for longer
    Keep your brain stronger for longer
  • Word nerd
    Word nerd
  • I know how she does it
    I know how she does it
  • Good dog, happy baby
    Good dog, happy baby
  • Creative schools
    Creative schools
  • Tomorrowland
    Tomorrowland
  • A solemn pleasure
    A solemn pleasure
  • The mystical backpacker
    The mystical backpacker
  • Let's take the long way home
    Let's take the long way home
  • Protect, backup and clean your PC for seniors
    Protect, backup and clean your PC for seniors
  • Just tell me how it works
    Just tell me how it works
  • First jobs
    First jobs
  • The read-aloud handbook
    The read-aloud handbook
  • Thirteen chairs
    Thirteen chairs
  • The other side of the pillow
    The other side of the pillow
  • Circling the sun
    Circling the sun
  • The forgotten
    The forgotten
  • Badlands
    Badlands
  • Brush back
    Brush back
  • Silent creed
    Silent creed
  • Half a war
    Half a war
  • Go set a watchman
    Go set a watchman
  • Wishes for Christmas
    Wishes for Christmas
  • Pretty baby
    Pretty baby
  • Crooked
    Crooked
  • Armada
    Armada
  • How music got free
    How music got free
  • The dead lands
    The dead lands
  • Go set a watchman
    Go set a watchman
  • Poldark.
    Poldark.
  • The Son
    The Son
  • Boris gets a lizard
    Boris gets a lizard
  • Victory and honor
    Victory and honor
  • Country
    Country
  • The silent sister
    The silent sister
  • King Tut's grandmother
    King Tut's grandmother
  • Eva's treetop festival
    Eva's treetop festival
  • The great divide
    The great divide
  • Serafina and the black cloak
    Serafina and the black cloak
  • Lists of note
    Lists of note
  • Divorce is the worst
    Divorce is the worst
  • Fifty shades darker
    Fifty shades darker
  • Plainsong
    Plainsong
  • Eureka.
    Eureka.
  • The adventures of Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy #1
    The adventures of Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy #1
  • Thor.
    Thor.
  • The dangerous days of Daniel X
    The dangerous days of Daniel X
  • Witch & wizard
    Witch & wizard
  • Daniel X, the manga.
    Daniel X, the manga.
  • Daniel X, the manga.
    Daniel X, the manga.
  • Daniel X
    Daniel X
  • Kiss of the rose princess.
    Kiss of the rose princess.
  • Kiss of the rose princess.
    Kiss of the rose princess.
  • Kiss of the rose princess.
    Kiss of the rose princess.
  • Cathedral of the wild
    Cathedral of the wild
  • The lion and the mouse
    The lion and the mouse
  • The throne of fire.
    The throne of fire.
  • Clockwork prince
    Clockwork prince
  • Fangirl
    Fangirl
  • What is the Awesome Box?

    It's an alternate returns box that sits alongside your library's regular book drop.

    If you are returning an item that you really connected with, drop it in the Awesome Box instead of the regular book drop. Library staff will tag it as Awesome and share it with your library community.

    We can get your Awesome Box online

    An account with us allows you to share items on the Web.

    • Web hosting for your Awesome Page
    • A widget for your library to plug into its website
    • An RSS Feed
    • Automatic Tweeting of awesome items
    • An API for displaying items in any way you want

    Your library chooses the pieces that work best.

    It is easy to get Awesome

    You create a physical box and determine how the Awesome Box will fit into your library. We provide you with ways to get started including a nice sign kit and other promotional materials.

    The details are up to your library and we're here to help.

    Many awesome libraries

    There are currently 449 Awesome Boxes in the United States. They're in public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries.

    Awesome Network

    When we mix our Awesome data together we leverage the power of the Awesome Network to get things like top 10 lists.

    Of all the items dropped in all of the Awesome Boxes, these are the most awesome of all.

    CURRENT RANK TITLES NUMBER AWESOMES
    1The fault in our stars134
    2Diary of a Wimpy Kid121
    3All the light we cannot see93
    4Divergent88
    5Gone girl80
    6Wonder80
    7Naruto.80
    8Unbroken71
    9Orphan train61
    10The invention of wings61
    CURRENT RANK AUTHORS NUMBER AWESOMES
    1Patterson, James394
    2Riordan, Rick.380
    3Kinney, Jeff.231
    4Rowling, J. K.231
    5Hunter, Erin.221
    6Willems, Mo.219
    7Green, John197
    8Collins, Suzanne.181
    9Osborne, Mary Pope.164
    10King, Stephen143

    Free to all

    Like the greatest public libraries, the Awesome Box is free to all.

    We are generously supported by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, the Harvard Library Lab, and the Arcadia Fund.

    Contact us at info@awesomebox.io



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