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Just Awesomed

  • Curtain up
    Curtain up
  • Unbroken
    Unbroken
  • The harvest
    The harvest
  • And the good news is...
    And the good news is...
  • Star Wars.
    Star Wars.
  • Firewalker
    Firewalker
  • A little in love
    A little in love
  • The trouble in me
    The trouble in me
  • Alive
    Alive
  • A whole new world
    A whole new world
  • Hunter
    Hunter
  • The golden specific
    The golden specific
  • Queen of shadows
    Queen of shadows
  • The shepherd's crown
    The shepherd's crown
  • 13 days of midnight
    13 days of midnight
  • Rebel mechanics
    Rebel mechanics
  • Trouble is a friend of mine
    Trouble is a friend of mine
  • Sophomores and other oxymorons
    Sophomores and other oxymorons
  • Stone rider
    Stone rider
  • Everything, everything
    Everything, everything
  • The fate of ten
    The fate of ten
  • Bright lights, dark nights
    Bright lights, dark nights
  • The League of Regrettable Superheroes
    The League of Regrettable Superheroes
  • The fixer
    The fixer
  • Born at midnight
    Born at midnight
  • Letters from Rapunzel
    Letters from Rapunzel
  • The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared
    The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared
  • The Creole Princess
    The Creole Princess
  • The rescued
    The rescued
  • Refining fire
    Refining fire
  • The dandelion field
    The dandelion field
  • Fuzzy mud
    Fuzzy mud
  • Amphitrite the bubbly
    Amphitrite the bubbly
  • Legacies
    Legacies
  • The good wife 3rd season
    The good wife 3rd season
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
  • Looking for me
    Looking for me
  • Star Wars.
    Star Wars.
  • Scat
    Scat
  • Bone.
    Bone.
  • Dump & bake cakes.
    Dump & bake cakes.
  • Dump & bake cakes.
    Dump & bake cakes.
  • Croak
    Croak
  • Warriors
    Warriors
  • Tallstar's revenge
    Tallstar's revenge
  • Gilead
    Gilead
  • The flying circus
    The flying circus
  • The 5th wave
    The 5th wave
  • Revival.
    Revival.
  • The maze runner series [box set
    The maze runner series [box set
  • The daring ladies of Lowell
    The daring ladies of Lowell
  • The marriage of opposites
    The marriage of opposites
  • Indiana Cousins #2
    Indiana Cousins #2
  • 16 Lighthouse Road
    16 Lighthouse Road
  • A dream for tomorrow
    A dream for tomorrow
  • The art of baking blind
    The art of baking blind
  • Words and pictures
    Words and pictures
  • X
    X
  • Zom-B
    Zom-B
  • Zom-B underground
    Zom-B underground
  • Stuck in neutral
    Stuck in neutral
  • Those girls
    Those girls
  • The carrier
    The carrier
  • Hover
    Hover
  • The sweetheart deal
    The sweetheart deal
  • Love letters
    Love letters
  • Once upon a time in Russia
    Once upon a time in Russia
  • A lucky life interrupted
    A lucky life interrupted
  • After the storm
    After the storm
  • Brutality
    Brutality
  • Snowmen all year
    Snowmen all year
  • I love you, nose! I love you, toes
    I love you, nose! I love you, toes
  • The snow child
    The snow child
  • The color of justice
    The color of justice
  • Quiet
    Quiet
  • Life support
    Life support
  • Bunnicula
    Bunnicula
  • The secret garden
    The secret garden
  • Halo
    Halo
  • Chime
    Chime
  • Underworld
    Underworld
  • Awaken
    Awaken
  • Absolutely fabulous.
    Absolutely fabulous.
  • Absolutely fabulous
    Absolutely fabulous
  • Absolutely fabulous.
    Absolutely fabulous.
  • Yotsuba
    Yotsuba
  • City of lost souls
    City of lost souls
  • Artemis Fowl.
    Artemis Fowl.
  • The seventy wonders of the modern world
    The seventy wonders of the modern world
  • The magic of M.C. Escher
    The magic of M.C. Escher
  • The storm
    The storm
  • You have to stop this
    You have to stop this
  • Tesla's attic
    Tesla's attic
  • Marie Antoinette, serial killer
    Marie Antoinette, serial killer
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods
    Pictures of Hollis Woods
  • Letters from Skye
    Letters from Skye
  • Another night, another day
    Another night, another day
  • In the dark places
    In the dark places
  • Off the leash
    Off the leash
  • Lawyer for the dog
    Lawyer for the dog
  • Barbarian days
    Barbarian days
  • Dragon Ball.
    Dragon Ball.
  • The tomorrow code
    The tomorrow code
  • The twenty-one balloons
    The twenty-one balloons
  • The hunters
    The hunters
  • Cupcakes, cookies, and pie, oh, my
    Cupcakes, cookies, and pie, oh, my
  • Sisters
    Sisters
  • Finnikin of the rock
    Finnikin of the rock
  • Shotgun lovesongs
    Shotgun lovesongs
  • When nothing else matters
    When nothing else matters
  • SYLO
    SYLO
  • Black butler.
    Black butler.
  • Black butler.
    Black butler.
  • Black butler.
    Black butler.
  • This song will save your life
    This song will save your life
  • 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 457 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 stars138
    2Diary of a Wimpy Kid125
    3All the light we cannot see99
    4Divergent90
    5Wonder87
    6Naruto.87
    7Gone girl83
    8Unbroken78
    9Orphan train68
    10The invention of wings63
    CURRENT RANK AUTHORS NUMBER AWESOMES
    1Patterson, James437
    2Riordan, Rick.392
    3Rowling, J. K.251
    4Hunter, Erin.240
    5Kinney, Jeff.237
    6Willems, Mo.225
    7Green, John204
    8Collins, Suzanne.185
    9Osborne, Mary Pope.169
    10King, Stephen148

    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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