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  • Scooby-doo!.
    Scooby-doo!.
  • What's new Scooby-Doo
    What's new Scooby-Doo
  • God's gun
    God's gun
  • Beat the devil
    Beat the devil
  • Birthmarked
    Birthmarked
  • Rampant
    Rampant
  • The case of the left-handed lady
    The case of the left-handed lady
  • The dream cycle of H.P. Lovecraft
    The dream cycle of H.P. Lovecraft
  • Brick city
    Brick city
  • The LEGO ideas book
    The LEGO ideas book
  • LEGO play book
    LEGO play book
  • Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them: Newt Scamander.
    Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them: Newt Scamander.
  • Plain paradise
    Plain paradise
  • Plain proposal
    Plain proposal
  • Ghost School (Scooby-Doo).
    Ghost School (Scooby-Doo).
  • Dino bites
    Dino bites
  • The stories we tell
    The stories we tell
  • Bad monkey
    Bad monkey
  • Natchez burning
    Natchez burning
  • Operation Paperclip
    Operation Paperclip
  • The lemonade crime
    The lemonade crime
  • The one good thing
    The one good thing
  • Japan 1941
    Japan 1941
  • This one summer
    This one summer
  • Mommy
    Mommy
  • Randolph Caldecott's picture books
    Randolph Caldecott's picture books
  • Lye in wait
    Lye in wait
  • Calling on dragons
    Calling on dragons
  • Ghost School (Scooby-Doo).
    Ghost School (Scooby-Doo).
  • I walk in dread
    I walk in dread
  • Like the willow tree
    Like the willow tree
  • Fire, Chicago, 1871
    Fire, Chicago, 1871
  • Invisible
    Invisible
  • Black ice
    Black ice
  • The secret of Priest's Grotto
    The secret of Priest's Grotto
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
  • Big little lies
    Big little lies
  • Nick and Tesla's robot army rampage
    Nick and Tesla's robot army rampage
  • Princess wannabe
    Princess wannabe
  • The poacher's son
    The poacher's son
  • The wonderful wizard of Oz
    The wonderful wizard of Oz
  • Templar
    Templar
  • The eye of minds
    The eye of minds
  • Warriors of the deep
    Warriors of the deep
  • Nate the Great goes undercover
    Nate the Great goes undercover
  • Cavendon Hall
    Cavendon Hall
  • Riding fury home
    Riding fury home
  • Sabotage season
    Sabotage season
  • Blue angel
    Blue angel
  • Embraced by the light
    Embraced by the light
  • Guilt
    Guilt
  • Beautiful day
    Beautiful day
  • Left neglected
    Left neglected
  • Dungeons & Dragons.
    Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Shadow divers
    Shadow divers
  • One Kick
    One Kick
  • Sunset
    Sunset
  • American mirror
    American mirror
  • The Rosie project
    The Rosie project
  • Give me back my pony
    Give me back my pony
  • Sienna the Saturday fairy
    Sienna the Saturday fairy
  • Peeps
    Peeps
  • Friends, fugues, and fortune cookies
    Friends, fugues, and fortune cookies
  • Letter composed during a lull in the fighting
    Letter composed during a lull in the fighting
  • Memory in death
    Memory in death
  • Celebrity in death
    Celebrity in death
  • A camping spree with Mr. Magee
    A camping spree with Mr. Magee
  • I am invited to a party
    I am invited to a party
  • How many kisses do you want tonight
    How many kisses do you want tonight
  • The clockwork scarab
    The clockwork scarab
  • Sarah's key
    Sarah's key
  • Caleb's crossing
    Caleb's crossing
  • Surrounded by sharks
    Surrounded by sharks
  • An Astronaut's guide to life on earth
    An Astronaut's guide to life on earth
  • The miniaturist
    The miniaturist
  • The end or something like that
    The end or something like that
  • The ascendance trilogy.
    The ascendance trilogy.
  • Like no other
    Like no other
  • Across the universe
    Across the universe
  • Molly Moon's incredible book of hypnotism
    Molly Moon's incredible book of hypnotism
  • Bruiser
    Bruiser
  • Starlight
    Starlight
  • Warriors
    Warriors
  • A world without heroes
    A world without heroes
  • Dear daughter
    Dear daughter
  • Veronica Mars
    Veronica Mars
  • Santa Fe trail
    Santa Fe trail
  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it
  • A short and happy guide to contracts
    A short and happy guide to contracts
  • A short and happy guide to property
    A short and happy guide to property
  • The ascendance trilogy.
    The ascendance trilogy.
  • I choose you
    I choose you
  • Dear pen pal
    Dear pen pal
  • The maze runner
    The maze runner
  • Last chain on Billie
    Last chain on Billie
  • Seven wonders
    Seven wonders
  • Treasure buddies
    Treasure buddies
  • The hexed
    The hexed
  • One Summer.
    One Summer.
  • The hidden child
    The hidden child
  • Gymnastics
    Gymnastics
  • Zelda and Ivy
    Zelda and Ivy
  • Gymnastics in action
    Gymnastics in action
  • The indigo notebook
    The indigo notebook
  • Book of enchantments
    Book of enchantments
  • Too many dinosaurs
    Too many dinosaurs
  • The book thief
    The book thief
  • The one & only
    The one & only
  • Long Shadows
    Long Shadows
  • We all go traveling by
    We all go traveling by
  • Appaloosa
    Appaloosa
  • 300
    300
  • Thousand words
    Thousand words
  • Holes
    Holes
  • Signed, sealed, delivered
    Signed, sealed, delivered
  • The Shakespeare thefts
    The Shakespeare thefts
  • Provence, 1970
    Provence, 1970
  • Lost December
    Lost December
  • The secrets of Grim Wood
    The secrets of Grim Wood
  • The secret of the key
    The secret of the key
  • Here comes Peter Cottontail
    Here comes Peter Cottontail
  • Thieftaker
    Thieftaker
  • Great cookies
    Great cookies
  • Mr. Mercedes
    Mr. Mercedes
  • The Secret World Of Arrietty.
    The Secret World Of Arrietty.
  • Mating for life
    Mating for life
  • The boy next door
    The boy next door
  • Once upon a Marigold
    Once upon a Marigold
  • The Kill room
    The Kill room
  • Bad pharma
    Bad pharma
  • The one and only Ivan
    The one and only Ivan
  • Midsomer murders.
    Midsomer murders.
  • The heat
    The heat
  • Wrestlemania 21 goes Hollywood.
    Wrestlemania 21 goes Hollywood.
  • Stephen King's It
    Stephen King's It
  • The vampire archives
    The vampire archives
  • The theory of opposites
    The theory of opposites
  • Martha Washington
    Martha Washington
  • Beautiful LEGO
    Beautiful LEGO
  • Dawn on a distant shore
    Dawn on a distant shore
  • Afterburn
    Afterburn
  • Smile
    Smile
  • Don't look back
    Don't look back
  • The Miserable Mill
    The Miserable Mill
  • My year with Eleanor
    My year with Eleanor
  • READS-TO-GO
    READS-TO-GO
  • Doctor De Soto
    Doctor De Soto
  • A light in the window
    A light in the window
  • The night circus
    The night circus
  • After ever after
    After ever after
  • Somebody up there hates you
    Somebody up there hates you
  • The big year
    The big year
  • Philomena
    Philomena
  • Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
    Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
  • Badlands
    Badlands
  • The Sopranos.
    The Sopranos.
  • Barbie Mariposa & the fairy princess
    Barbie Mariposa & the fairy princess
  • Falling up
    Falling up
  • Help! I'm trapped in an alien's body
    Help! I'm trapped in an alien's body
  • Substitute teacher plans
    Substitute teacher plans
  • The young world
    The young world
  • Mortal danger
    Mortal danger
  • Let's get lost
    Let's get lost
  • Homeroom diaries
    Homeroom diaries
  • Fire with fire
    Fire with fire
  • Marina
    Marina
  • The girl from the well
    The girl from the well
  • Between the devil and the deep blue sea
    Between the devil and the deep blue sea
  • Between the spark and the burn
    Between the spark and the burn
  • Endless
    Endless
  • Like no other
    Like no other
  • I am number four
    I am number four
  • Black butler.
    Black butler.
  • Black butler.
    Black butler.
  • AMC's complete guide to trail building & maintenance
    AMC's complete guide to trail building & maintenance
  • One plus one
    One plus one
  • Still foolin' 'em
    Still foolin' 'em
  • Honkytonk man
    Honkytonk man
  • Tomorrow
    Tomorrow
  • Water balloon
    Water balloon
  • Villains rising
    Villains rising
  • Eyes of the storm
    Eyes of the storm
  • Death in Sardinia
    Death in Sardinia
  • Some dog
    Some dog
  • Island of fire.
    Island of fire.
  • Million-dollar throw
    Million-dollar throw
  • The vanishing violin.
    The vanishing violin.
  • Necromancing the stone
    Necromancing the stone
  • Cinderella and the mean queen
    Cinderella and the mean queen
  • Tales from a not-so-talented pop star.
    Tales from a not-so-talented pop star.
  • A splash of forever
    A splash of forever
  • Harry Potter and the half-blood prince.
    Harry Potter and the half-blood prince.
  • You're mine, captain
    You're mine, captain
  • Dork diaries.
    Dork diaries.
  • Precalculus
    Precalculus
  • Missouri
    Missouri
  • Messenger
    Messenger
  • Yotsuba
    Yotsuba
  • China Dolls
    China Dolls
  • Invisible
    Invisible
  • James Buchanan and the coming of the Civil War
    James Buchanan and the coming of the Civil War
  • Bad boys get henpecked
    Bad boys get henpecked
  • Penguin on vacation
    Penguin on vacation
  • Daddy kisses
    Daddy kisses
  • Arthur & Lancelot
    Arthur & Lancelot
  • The day I swapped my dad for 2 goldfish
    The day I swapped my dad for 2 goldfish
  • Star wars, the clone wars
    Star wars, the clone wars
  • Arf and the three dogs
    Arf and the three dogs
  • Mrs. Noodlekugel
    Mrs. Noodlekugel
  • Crogan's vengeance
    Crogan's vengeance
  • My new friend is so fun
    My new friend is so fun
  • Master and commander
    Master and commander
  • Cell
    Cell
  • Any friend of Nicholas Nickleby is a friend of mine
    Any friend of Nicholas Nickleby is a friend of mine
  • Missing you
    Missing you
  • Cinder
    Cinder
  • If I can't have you
    If I can't have you
  • Eventide
    Eventide
  • Plain promise
    Plain promise
  • The night she disappeared
    The night she disappeared
  • Copper sun
    Copper sun
  • Panic
    Panic
  • Girl, stolen
    Girl, stolen
  • The girl who was supposed to die
    The girl who was supposed to die
  • Rot & Ruin
    Rot & Ruin
  • The raft
    The raft
  • Starters
    Starters
  • Stuck in neutral
    Stuck in neutral
  • Fade
    Fade
  • Walking tours of Boston's made land
    Walking tours of Boston's made land
  • Neferet's curse
    Neferet's curse
  • Doomsday book
    Doomsday book
  • Bad science
    Bad science
  • The sparrow
    The sparrow
  • The untold
    The untold
  • Iron road
    Iron road
  • Kill the Irishman
    Kill the Irishman
  • Pacific Rim
    Pacific Rim
  • Sherlock.
    Sherlock.
  • ART2-D2's guide to folding and doodling
    ART2-D2's guide to folding and doodling
  • Life
    Life
  • The annotated hobbit
    The annotated hobbit
  • Maximum Ride
    Maximum Ride
  • 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 301 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 stars51
    2Divergent46
    3Diary of a Wimpy Kid38
    4The invention of wings38
    5Gone girl36
    6Wonder34
    7The book thief32
    8Eleanor & Park31
    9The goldfinch28
    10Ready player one27
    CURRENT RANK AUTHORS NUMBER AWESOMES
    1Riordan, Rick.121
    2Patterson, James119
    3Willems, Mo.92
    4Osborne, Mary Pope.85
    5Hunter, Erin.82
    6Rowling, J. K.82
    7Green, John80
    8Collins, Suzanne.65
    9Kinney, Jeff.55
    10King, Stephen54

    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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