Sometimes things are Awesome.

Checked out something awesome from the library? Return it to the Awesome Box.

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Just Awesomed

  • No woman so fair
    No woman so fair
  • Percy Jackson's Greek gods
    Percy Jackson's Greek gods
  • Mission
    Mission
  • Fluff dragon
    Fluff dragon
  • The dressmaker
    The dressmaker
  • Mockingjay
    Mockingjay
  • The adventures of Super Diaper Baby.
    The adventures of Super Diaper Baby.
  • I survived.
    I survived.
  • Millennium.
    Millennium.
  • The golden ring
    The golden ring
  • A good year
    A good year
  • Stars between the sun and moon
    Stars between the sun and moon
  • Rotten apples
    Rotten apples
  • Live
    Live
  • Gems
    Gems
  • A moment of weakness
    A moment of weakness
  • Winter According to Humphrey.
    Winter According to Humphrey.
  • Heart beat
    Heart beat
  • The princes in the tower
    The princes in the tower
  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
  • Blooding the regiment
    Blooding the regiment
  • Where the god of love hangs out
    Where the god of love hangs out
  • To die in Provence
    To die in Provence
  • The mirror of fire and dreaming
    The mirror of fire and dreaming
  • Sign of the moon
    Sign of the moon
  • Hope to die
    Hope to die
  • Unbroken
    Unbroken
  • The magician's land
    The magician's land
  • The satanic mill
    The satanic mill
  • Assassin's quest
    Assassin's quest
  • Dance, Gladys, dance
    Dance, Gladys, dance
  • Born again
    Born again
  • The pagan Christ
    The pagan Christ
  • Forks over knives
    Forks over knives
  • Secrets of the Vatican
    Secrets of the Vatican
  • Miss representation
    Miss representation
  • A quiver full of arrows
    A quiver full of arrows
  • His lordship's gardener / Ann Barker.
    His lordship's gardener / Ann Barker.
  • The forever war
    The forever war
  • The secret of Kells
    The secret of Kells
  • Gravity
    Gravity
  • Bel canto
    Bel canto
  • The splendid things we planned
    The splendid things we planned
  • The wolf in winter
    The wolf in winter
  • The go-between
    The go-between
  • Orlando
    Orlando
  • Inkheart
    Inkheart
  • Fading echoes.
    Fading echoes.
  • The Night Gardener
    The Night Gardener
  • Sunrise (Power of three #6
    Sunrise (Power of three #6
  • California
    California
  • 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 356 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 stars107
    2Diary of a Wimpy Kid90
    3Divergent71
    4Wonder62
    5Gone girl49
    6Naruto.49
    7The invention of wings48
    8Unbroken46
    9The book thief44
    10Orphan train44
    CURRENT RANK AUTHORS NUMBER AWESOMES
    1Riordan, Rick.271
    2Patterson, James234
    3Kinney, Jeff.157
    4Green, John154
    5Rowling, J. K.150
    6Willems, Mo.148
    7Hunter, Erin.145
    8Collins, Suzanne.122
    9Osborne, Mary Pope.122
    10Dashner, James91

    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



    Get an Awesome Box at your library

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