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  • The gourmet detective
    The gourmet detective
  • Super Fly
    Super Fly
  • Winnie
    Winnie
  • Ready Rabbit gets ready
    Ready Rabbit gets ready
  • Stella brings the family
    Stella brings the family
  • Use your words, Sophie
    Use your words, Sophie
  • Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death
    Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death
  • I regret nothing
    I regret nothing
  • The devil in the white city
    The devil in the white city
  • Waiting for "Superman
    Waiting for "Superman
  • The lottery
    The lottery
  • Blue ribbon baking from a redneck kitchen
    Blue ribbon baking from a redneck kitchen
  • Campfire Mallory.
    Campfire Mallory.
  • The last bookaneer
    The last bookaneer
  • Dead wake
    Dead wake
  • First frost
    First frost
  • Bicentennial man
    Bicentennial man
  • The Borgias.
    The Borgias.
  • My family and other hazards
    My family and other hazards
  • Five days left
    Five days left
  • Outlander.
    Outlander.
  • Bittersweet
    Bittersweet
  • The tsarina's daughter
    The tsarina's daughter
  • Burning time
    Burning time
  • About a boy
    About a boy
  • Bad monkey
    Bad monkey
  • You can't make this stuff up
    You can't make this stuff up
  • Horrid Henry's underpants
    Horrid Henry's underpants
  • Dork diaries
    Dork diaries
  • Not very scary
    Not very scary
  • Sofia the first
    Sofia the first
  • Classroom princess
    Classroom princess
  • Mia's baker's dozen
    Mia's baker's dozen
  • An American spring
    An American spring
  • World's weirdest critters
    World's weirdest critters
  • Star wars.
    Star wars.
  • The secret promise
    The secret promise
  • Secrets of New Forest Academy
    Secrets of New Forest Academy
  • Jinx's magic
    Jinx's magic
  • Junie B., first grader
    Junie B., first grader
  • The runaway dolls
    The runaway dolls
  • This isn't what it looks like
    This isn't what it looks like
  • This book is not good for you
    This book is not good for you
  • Secrets of the mountain
    Secrets of the mountain
  • Gargoyles. Season one
    Gargoyles. Season one
  • Barbie.
    Barbie.
  • The perfect secret
    The perfect secret
  • A Jigsaw Jones mystery
    A Jigsaw Jones mystery
  • Alex cross, run.
    Alex cross, run.
  • Deadline
    Deadline
  • Dead until dark
    Dead until dark
  • Olympia the games fairy
    Olympia the games fairy
  • Little black lies
    Little black lies
  • The Penderwicks in spring
    The Penderwicks in spring
  • The farmer in the dell
    The farmer in the dell
  • Edda
    Edda
  • The keeping quilt
    The keeping quilt
  • Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
    Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
  • The Young Elites
    The Young Elites
  • Running out of time
    Running out of time
  • Evil librarian
    Evil librarian
  • Girl in Dior
    Girl in Dior
  • Dreamboat Annie
    Dreamboat Annie
  • Bear creek
    Bear creek
  • Lost and found in Prague
    Lost and found in Prague
  • Gathering prey
    Gathering prey
  • Elysium, or, The world after
    Elysium, or, The world after
  • Teenagers 101
    Teenagers 101
  • No plot? No problem
    No plot? No problem
  • Class lives
    Class lives
  • Lentil underground
    Lentil underground
  • The edge of extinction
    The edge of extinction
  • The world we create
    The world we create
  • Lines of descent
    Lines of descent
  • Fast track
    Fast track
  • Barron's ACT
    Barron's ACT
  • Accuplacer mathematics exam secrets workbook.
    Accuplacer mathematics exam secrets workbook.
  • Accuplacer verbal skills exam secrets workbook.
    Accuplacer verbal skills exam secrets workbook.
  • Accuplacer secrets study guide
    Accuplacer secrets study guide
  • ACCUPLACER study guide.
    ACCUPLACER study guide.
  • ACCUPLACER study guide
    ACCUPLACER study guide
  • Vocabulary & spelling success in 20 minutes a day.
    Vocabulary & spelling success in 20 minutes a day.
  • TOEFL iBT premier
    TOEFL iBT premier
  • Preparation for the GED test
    Preparation for the GED test
  • GED test 2015
    GED test 2015
  • Grammar and style
    Grammar and style
  • What your first grader needs to know
    What your first grader needs to know
  • What your second grader needs to know
    What your second grader needs to know
  • McGraw-Hill handbook of English grammar and usage
    McGraw-Hill handbook of English grammar and usage
  • Elements of english
    Elements of english
  • Gwynne's grammar
    Gwynne's grammar
  • If life is a game, these are the rules
    If life is a game, these are the rules
  • The liar
    The liar
  • Wild wings
    Wild wings
  • You are (not) small
    You are (not) small
  • Sleepless Knight
    Sleepless Knight
  • Goodnight, you
    Goodnight, you
  • Little Red Henry
    Little Red Henry
  • I want to be a witch
    I want to be a witch
  • Rappy the Raptor
    Rappy the Raptor
  • Rita's rhino
    Rita's rhino
  • Tad and Dad
    Tad and Dad
  • The skunk
    The skunk
  • Day shift
    Day shift
  • Divergent series
    Divergent series
  • The kind worth killing
    The kind worth killing
  • The bone garden
    The bone garden
  • TransAtlantic
    TransAtlantic
  • The brothers
    The brothers
  • 21st century breakdown
    21st century breakdown
  • Cyber self-defense
    Cyber self-defense
  • Boom, bust, exodus
    Boom, bust, exodus
  • Our kids
    Our kids
  • The dogs are eating them now
    The dogs are eating them now
  • The price of thirst
    The price of thirst
  • Chasing the scream
    Chasing the scream
  • Believer
    Believer
  • Palestine speaks
    Palestine speaks
  • Outpost
    Outpost
  • Wide-open world
    Wide-open world
  • Red notice
    Red notice
  • Flashpoints
    Flashpoints
  • Living on a dollar a day
    Living on a dollar a day
  • Rachel Carson and her sisters
    Rachel Carson and her sisters
  • Hate crimes in cyberspace
    Hate crimes in cyberspace
  • Teach a woman to fish
    Teach a woman to fish
  • The locust effect
    The locust effect
  • John Muir and the ice that started a fire
    John Muir and the ice that started a fire
  • Don't even think about it
    Don't even think about it
  • The big ratchet
    The big ratchet
  • GRE Graduate Record Examination premier 2015.
    GRE Graduate Record Examination premier 2015.
  • Reading comprehension success in 20 minutes a day.
    Reading comprehension success in 20 minutes a day.
  • Grammar success in 20 minutes a day.
    Grammar success in 20 minutes a day.
  • Identity theft alert
    Identity theft alert
  • 1715 ACT practice questions
    1715 ACT practice questions
  • How to change minds about our changing climate
    How to change minds about our changing climate
  • The thinking person's guide to climate change
    The thinking person's guide to climate change
  • Living a land ethic
    Living a land ethic
  • We shall bear witness
    We shall bear witness
  • Cut adrift
    Cut adrift
  • The all new Don't think of an elephant
    The all new Don't think of an elephant
  • Dead wake
    Dead wake
  • The defining moment
    The defining moment
  • The last dead girl
    The last dead girl
  • Keeping mum
    Keeping mum
  • Quiet
    Quiet
  • The death trade
    The death trade
  • Death of a liar
    Death of a liar
  • Ms. Marvel.
    Ms. Marvel.
  • Day 21
    Day 21
  • Legend
    Legend
  • Prodigy
    Prodigy
  • Mrs. Noodlekugel
    Mrs. Noodlekugel
  • Marvel Spider-Man read-and-listen storybook
    Marvel Spider-Man read-and-listen storybook
  • Superman-- back in action
    Superman-- back in action
  • Big Nate flips out
    Big Nate flips out
  • Apple
    Apple
  • Captain Underpants and the wrath of the wicked Wedgie Woman
    Captain Underpants and the wrath of the wicked Wedgie Woman
  • Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
    Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
  • Robot
    Robot
  • That thing you do
    That thing you do
  • Three many cooks
    Three many cooks
  • Minnesota & Wisconsin month-by-month gardening
    Minnesota & Wisconsin month-by-month gardening
  • Pines
    Pines
  • Touch & go
    Touch & go
  • Come home
    Come home
  • Just who will you be
    Just who will you be
  • The world according to Mister Rogers
    The world according to Mister Rogers
  • Spellbound
    Spellbound
  • 1,000 foods to eat before you die
    1,000 foods to eat before you die
  • The endangered species road trip
    The endangered species road trip
  • Rumpelstiltskin
    Rumpelstiltskin
  • In Grandma's attic
    In Grandma's attic
  • Requiem
    Requiem
  • A spool of blue thread
    A spool of blue thread
  • The dead of winter
    The dead of winter
  • The secret war
    The secret war
  • The end of infinity
    The end of infinity
  • The one and only Ivan
    The one and only Ivan
  • Little Elvises
    Little Elvises
  • Beluga whales
    Beluga whales
  • Past crimes
    Past crimes
  • Fed Up
    Fed Up
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farm.
    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farm.
  • One wish
    One wish
  • The paper hat book
    The paper hat book
  • Star Wars
    Star Wars
  • American sniper
    American sniper
  • Henry and Mudge in puddle trouble
    Henry and Mudge in puddle trouble
  • Work simply
    Work simply
  • Wildfire run
    Wildfire run
  • Entrepreneurship for the rest of us
    Entrepreneurship for the rest of us
  • The wallet allocation rule
    The wallet allocation rule
  • The art of the snowflake
    The art of the snowflake
  • Arabic for dummies
    Arabic for dummies
  • Deepening community
    Deepening community
  • The best punctuation book, period.
    The best punctuation book, period.
  • Motivating people in a week
    Motivating people in a week
  • Managing difficult people in a week
    Managing difficult people in a week
  • Finding your next job in a week
    Finding your next job in a week
  • Money sucks
    Money sucks
  • Mexican Spanish phrase book & CD.
    Mexican Spanish phrase book & CD.
  • Confident Japanese
    Confident Japanese
  • Confident Russian
    Confident Russian
  • Confident Italian
    Confident Italian
  • Confident French
    Confident French
  • Confident German.
    Confident German.
  • Confident Spanish.
    Confident Spanish.
  • The fast metabolism diet cookbook
    The fast metabolism diet cookbook
  • Back in the Day Bakery, made with love
    Back in the Day Bakery, made with love
  • Still Alice
    Still Alice
  • Shopaholic to the stars
    Shopaholic to the stars
  • Grave secret
    Grave secret
  • The girl on the train
    The girl on the train
  • Better than before
    Better than before
  • Boyhood
    Boyhood
  • Half magic
    Half magic
  • Garage tales
    Garage tales
  • Hyacinth girls
    Hyacinth girls
  • Very good lives
    Very good lives
  • The nightingale
    The nightingale
  • 42
    42
  • Fifty shades of Grey
    Fifty shades of Grey
  • Chi quest
    Chi quest
  • Lego Ninjago, masters of Spinjitzu.
    Lego Ninjago, masters of Spinjitzu.
  • Magneto
    Magneto
  • The forest feast
    The forest feast
  • Zentangle untangled
    Zentangle untangled
  • Planet of snail
    Planet of snail
  • Gigi
    Gigi
  • Wild target
    Wild target
  • The corporation
    The corporation
  • Fed Up
    Fed Up
  • Sharknado 2
    Sharknado 2
  • America
    America
  • Twilight #1
    Twilight #1
  • Scrum
    Scrum
  • Auto biography
    Auto biography
  • Dirty chick
    Dirty chick
  • The orbital perspective
    The orbital perspective
  • Finding zero
    Finding zero
  • Galaxy
    Galaxy
  • Creatures of the deep
    Creatures of the deep
  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Beautiful whale
    Beautiful whale
  • Information doesn't want to be free
    Information doesn't want to be free
  • Resilience
    Resilience
  • The selected letters of Norman Mailer
    The selected letters of Norman Mailer
  • Overcoming shock
    Overcoming shock
  • National Geographic extreme weather survival guide
    National Geographic extreme weather survival guide
  • What the fork are you eating
    What the fork are you eating
  • Civil rights childhood
    Civil rights childhood
  • Electronics from the ground up
    Electronics from the ground up
  • The anxiety & phobia workbook
    The anxiety & phobia workbook
  • Still Alice
    Still Alice
  • The women's guide to successful investing
    The women's guide to successful investing
  • Until the rulers obey
    Until the rulers obey
  • The iron road
    The iron road
  • Divided
    Divided
  • Feminism unfinished
    Feminism unfinished
  • The kingdom of rarities
    The kingdom of rarities
  • Train
    Train
  • Go wild
    Go wild
  • THE SIX SIGMA WAY
    THE SIX SIGMA WAY
  • Signs of the times
    Signs of the times
  • The joy of signing
    The joy of signing
  • The baby signing book
    The baby signing book
  • Why didn't they teach me this in school
    Why didn't they teach me this in school
  • Snakes
    Snakes
  • American English compendium
    American English compendium
  • A mind for numbers
    A mind for numbers
  • The periodic table
    The periodic table
  • Getting started in digital photography
    Getting started in digital photography
  • The handy Islam answer book
    The handy Islam answer book
  • The bake-off
    The bake-off
  • The lucky dog matchmaking service
    The lucky dog matchmaking service
  • InuYasha.
    InuYasha.
  • The mortal instruments
    The mortal instruments
  • El Deafo
    El Deafo
  • Don't Look Back
    Don't Look Back
  • A house in the sky
    A house in the sky
  • Tower
    Tower
  • Life or death
    Life or death
  • Solitude creek
    Solitude creek
  • Black Friday
    Black Friday
  • The Isle of Youth
    The Isle of Youth
  • Civil war.
    Civil war.
  • Reader's Voice Book Club kit for Still Alice by Lisa Genova
    Reader's Voice Book Club kit for Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Broken trail
    Broken trail
  • Twelve days
    Twelve days
  • A match for Marcus Cynster
    A match for Marcus Cynster
  • A wedding in December
    A wedding in December
  • Small town girl
    Small town girl
  • Skeleton Creek.
    Skeleton Creek.
  • At the same moment, around the world
    At the same moment, around the world
  • Julia, child
    Julia, child
  • At the water's edge
    At the water's edge
  • Every day I fight
    Every day I fight
  • Walking on water
    Walking on water
  • A step of faith
    A step of faith
  • The Road to Grace.
    The Road to Grace.
  • Miles to go
    Miles to go
  • The walk
    The walk
  • We are water
    We are water
  • Your water footprint
    Your water footprint
  • Looking for me
    Looking for me
  • Rainwater
    Rainwater
  • Bel canto
    Bel canto
  • Source code
    Source code
  • The breakfast club
    The breakfast club
  • The shadow of the wind
    The shadow of the wind
  • The strange library
    The strange library
  • Feynman
    Feynman
  • Over easy
    Over easy
  • Pillars of the earth.
    Pillars of the earth.
  • Displacement
    Displacement
  • Girl at war
    Girl at war
  • The chosen prince
    The chosen prince
  • Cinderella Man
    Cinderella Man
  • The Judas goat
    The Judas goat
  • Mummies in the morning
    Mummies in the morning
  • The curtain went up, my pants fell down
    The curtain went up, my pants fell down
  • The drowned cities
    The drowned cities
  • Sacramental politics
    Sacramental politics
  • All the bright places
    All the bright places
  • A snicker of magic
    A snicker of magic
  • Waiting is not easy
    Waiting is not easy
  • 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 435 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 stars127
    2Diary of a Wimpy Kid116
    3Divergent86
    4Naruto.78
    5Wonder77
    6All the light we cannot see74
    7Gone girl72
    8Unbroken61
    9The invention of wings58
    10Diary of a wimpy kid.55
    CURRENT RANK AUTHORS NUMBER AWESOMES
    1Patterson, James358
    2Riordan, Rick.354
    3Rowling, J. K.212
    4Kinney, Jeff.208
    5Hunter, Erin.202
    6Willems, Mo.198
    7Green, John187
    8Collins, Suzanne.164
    9Osborne, Mary Pope.149
    10Dashner, James134

    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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