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  • Be careful what you sniff for
    Be careful what you sniff for
  • Eon
    Eon
  • Orphan train
    Orphan train
  • The fault in our stars
    The fault in our stars
  • The wizard heir
    The wizard heir
  • Picking Cotton
    Picking Cotton
  • The velveteen rabbit
    The velveteen rabbit
  • Take a bow
    Take a bow
  • Heart to heart
    Heart to heart
  • Crown of midnight
    Crown of midnight
  • Carter finally gets it
    Carter finally gets it
  • 100 sideways miles
    100 sideways miles
  • The boy on the wooden box
    The boy on the wooden box
  • The fault in our stars
    The fault in our stars
  • The Addams family.
    The Addams family.
  • Game over
    Game over
  • The linnet bird
    The linnet bird
  • Messenger of Fear
    Messenger of Fear
  • Throne of glass
    Throne of glass
  • The storied life of A. J. Fikry
    The storied life of A. J. Fikry
  • A fall of marigolds
    A fall of marigolds
  • The falls
    The falls
  • Ready player one
    Ready player one
  • Ready player one
    Ready player one
  • Ready player one
    Ready player one
  • The First World War in 100 objects
    The First World War in 100 objects
  • A history of New York in 101 objects
    A history of New York in 101 objects
  • Digging for Richard III
    Digging for Richard III
  • Just paint it
    Just paint it
  • Think small
    Think small
  • Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc
  • Hemlock Bay
    Hemlock Bay
  • The matchmaker
    The matchmaker
  • Off course
    Off course
  • Older, faster, stronger
    Older, faster, stronger
  • The running revolution
    The running revolution
  • 100 colorful ripple stitches to crochet
    100 colorful ripple stitches to crochet
  • Shape by shape free-motion quilting with Angela Walters
    Shape by shape free-motion quilting with Angela Walters
  • The wreath recipe book
    The wreath recipe book
  • Trafficked
    Trafficked
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
  • Magic or madness
    Magic or madness
  • Into the wild
    Into the wild
  • The mysterious Benedict Society
    The mysterious Benedict Society
  • Maggie's door
    Maggie's door
  • Death sentence
    Death sentence
  • Somerset
    Somerset
  • The best care possible
    The best care possible
  • One nation
    One nation
  • A discovery of witches
    A discovery of witches
  • Wit's end
    Wit's end
  • Lee Daniels' the butler
    Lee Daniels' the butler
  • Born on a blue day
    Born on a blue day
  • Mars up close
    Mars up close
  • Roscoe Riley rules
    Roscoe Riley rules
  • Marley & me
    Marley & me
  • Tyrannosaurus rex
    Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Fox in socks
    Fox in socks
  • Wicked weather
    Wicked weather
  • A sudden light
    A sudden light
  • Edge of eternity
    Edge of eternity
  • The secret keeper
    The secret keeper
  • Two complete novels
    Two complete novels
  • The pigeon finds a hot dog
    The pigeon finds a hot dog
  • Freddy the frogcaster
    Freddy the frogcaster
  • If I ever get out of here
    If I ever get out of here
  • Earthfall
    Earthfall
  • The exiled queen
    The exiled queen
  • The lemonade crime
    The lemonade crime
  • Titeuf 12 ; le sens de la vie.
    Titeuf 12 ; le sens de la vie.
  • Secret asset
    Secret asset
  • The very best daddy of all
    The very best daddy of all
  • Rex wrecks it
    Rex wrecks it
  • Commander Toad in space
    Commander Toad in space
  • Dandelion wine
    Dandelion wine
  • Twelve sharp
    Twelve sharp
  • Tiger shrimp tango
    Tiger shrimp tango
  • Freak show
    Freak show
  • To kill a mockingbird
    To kill a mockingbird
  • A nation challenged
    A nation challenged
  • The rejection collection
    The rejection collection
  • The invention of wings
    The invention of wings
  • Ella enchanted
    Ella enchanted
  • The Lonely End of the Rink.
    The Lonely End of the Rink.
  • Enna burning
    Enna burning
  • Penpal
    Penpal
  • The woman who lost her soul
    The woman who lost her soul
  • The rule of thoughts
    The rule of thoughts
  • Through my eyes
    Through my eyes
  • Free to dream
    Free to dream
  • Ashes
    Ashes
  • Name of the wind
    Name of the wind
  • Doors open
    Doors open
  • Sweet addiction
    Sweet addiction
  • The story sisters
    The story sisters
  • Rogues
    Rogues
  • One hundred years of solitude
    One hundred years of solitude
  • The black prism
    The black prism
  • The blinding knife
    The blinding knife
  • Someone
    Someone
  • 30 Years of WrestleMania
    30 Years of WrestleMania
  • Manhunt
    Manhunt
  • The execution of Noa P. Singleton
    The execution of Noa P. Singleton
  • The emperor of Ocean Park
    The emperor of Ocean Park
  • Midnight in Europe
    Midnight in Europe
  • Unlucky 13
    Unlucky 13
  • The long way home
    The long way home
  • Private London
    Private London
  • Arctic summer
    Arctic summer
  • Aliens are coming
    Aliens are coming
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • 1001 inventions that changed the world
    1001 inventions that changed the world
  • Wiener Werkstätte design in Vienna, 1903-1932
    Wiener Werkstätte design in Vienna, 1903-1932
  • 99 red balloons
    99 red balloons
  • Portraits of poets
    Portraits of poets
  • Murder at the Watergate
    Murder at the Watergate
  • By his own rules
    By his own rules
  • At risk
    At risk
  • The one & only
    The one & only
  • The half life of Molly Pierce
    The half life of Molly Pierce
  • How Starbucks saved my life
    How Starbucks saved my life
  • The noticer
    The noticer
  • The hobbit, or, There and back again
    The hobbit, or, There and back again
  • Firefly Lane
    Firefly Lane
  • Mandela, long walk to freedom
    Mandela, long walk to freedom
  • Wild
    Wild
  • Leaving time
    Leaving time
  • Burn
    Burn
  • Private down under
    Private down under
  • An invisible thread
    An invisible thread
  • Leaving time
    Leaving time
  • Erak's ransom
    Erak's ransom
  • The kings of Clonmel
    The kings of Clonmel
  • Farmacology
    Farmacology
  • 10% happier
    10% happier
  • The monuments men
    The monuments men
  • The secret life of Walter Mitty
    The secret life of Walter Mitty
  • Joe
    Joe
  • Who are they
    Who are they
  • Titanic
    Titanic
  • Volcanoes
    Volcanoes
  • Haunted
    Haunted
  • The enchantress
    The enchantress
  • Cutting for stone
    Cutting for stone
  • The quick and the dead
    The quick and the dead
  • Station eleven
    Station eleven
  • Final crisis aftermath.
    Final crisis aftermath.
  • Mortal instruments
    Mortal instruments
  • The distance
    The distance
  • The arsonist
    The arsonist
  • The signature of all things
    The signature of all things
  • Barnyard banter
    Barnyard banter
  • Fingal O'Reilly
    Fingal O'Reilly
  • The loners.
    The loners.
  • The Martian
    The Martian
  • The chaperone
    The chaperone
  • Skateboarding basics
    Skateboarding basics
  • A soldier of the great war
    A soldier of the great war
  • Party
    Party
  • Rules of attraction
    Rules of attraction
  • Mediterranean Sea, Spain--southeast coast, Benidorm and approaches
    Mediterranean Sea, Spain--southeast coast, Benidorm and approaches
  • 19 girls and me
    19 girls and me
  • Mouton's impossible dream
    Mouton's impossible dream
  • The green bath
    The green bath
  • Van Gogh
    Van Gogh
  • Frida Kahlo
    Frida Kahlo
  • Kandinsky
    Kandinsky
  • How to cook everything fast
    How to cook everything fast
  • Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace : A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League.
    Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace : A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League.
  • Watch me throw the ball
    Watch me throw the ball
  • More ridiculous riddles
    More ridiculous riddles
  • Prisoner B-3087
    Prisoner B-3087
  • Agents of the Apocalypse
    Agents of the Apocalypse
  • Being mortal
    Being mortal
  • The sense of style
    The sense of style
  • Not my father's son
    Not my father's son
  • Dancing with myself
    Dancing with myself
  • Down, down, down
    Down, down, down
  • Train
    Train
  • Apple orchard race
    Apple orchard race
  • Ellie Ever
    Ellie Ever
  • Gone wild
    Gone wild
  • Santa's littlest Helper
    Santa's littlest Helper
  • Scaredy squirrel goes camping
    Scaredy squirrel goes camping
  • Christmas in Camelot
    Christmas in Camelot
  • The village
    The village
  • The crossroads
    The crossroads
  • Thug Kitchen
    Thug Kitchen
  • The best American essays 2014
    The best American essays 2014
  • The fault in our stars
    The fault in our stars
  • The Lost Boy.
    The Lost Boy.
  • The night circus
    The night circus
  • Where'd you go, Bernadette
    Where'd you go, Bernadette
  • The castle behind thorns
    The castle behind thorns
  • Eternity
    Eternity
  • Island of legends
    Island of legends
  • Lunch lady and the cyborg substitute
    Lunch lady and the cyborg substitute
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians:The battle of the Labyrinth ; Book 4
    Percy Jackson and the Olympians:The battle of the Labyrinth ; Book 4
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians #5
    Percy Jackson & the Olympians #5
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians
    Percy Jackson & the Olympians
  • This is where I leave you
    This is where I leave you
  • McKenna
    McKenna
  • Facing the hunter
    Facing the hunter
  • Super Red Riding Hood
    Super Red Riding Hood
  • Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs
    Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs
  • Calico Joe
    Calico Joe
  • Graceling
    Graceling
  • The gift of valor
    The gift of valor
  • Capture the flag
    Capture the flag
  • Mr. Louie is screwy
    Mr. Louie is screwy
  • The third wheel
    The third wheel
  • Perfect pitch
    Perfect pitch
  • Birds of prey
    Birds of prey
  • Birds of prey
    Birds of prey
  • To all the boys I've loved before
    To all the boys I've loved before
  • After
    After
  • A gospel primer
    A gospel primer
  • Silver
    Silver
  • Frostbite Bk.#2
    Frostbite Bk.#2
  • Vampire Academy bk.1.
    Vampire Academy bk.1.
  • Murder@maggody.com
    Murder@maggody.com
  • The burn journals
    The burn journals
  • 365 Days of Wonder
    365 Days of Wonder
  • 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 333 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 stars93
    2Divergent64
    3Diary of a Wimpy Kid63
    4Wonder49
    5Gone girl47
    6The invention of wings43
    7Eleanor & Park41
    8The book thief40
    9Unbroken38
    10The heroes of Olympus.36
    CURRENT RANK AUTHORS NUMBER AWESOMES
    1Riordan, Rick.210
    2Patterson, James191
    3Green, John132
    4Willems, Mo.124
    5Rowling, J. K.124
    6Hunter, Erin.123
    7Osborne, Mary Pope.107
    8Kinney, Jeff.104
    9Collins, Suzanne.102
    10King, Stephen76

    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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