'The guns of Archimedes' by William Swayne (1870)
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The Big Book Drop - 471!

6a00d8345295c269e201b8d0667084970c-200wiSaturday's Big Book Drop - an effort to get books for the great people at English PEN and Give a Book - gathered in a whopping 471 books. That's a lot of readers hauling a lot of carrier bags on a warm September day! (More here.)

Two dozen raffle prizes all went off to new homes as well. Thanks to publishers Newcon Press, Hodder & Stoughton, authors Lauren O'Farrell, Rebecca Levene, James Dawson, Frank Westworth and Lavie Tidhar, and the many, many folks that donated cool books from their personal collections. 

Plus, a big thank you to our friends at English PEN and our glamorous and vociferous partners at The Book Smugglers.

And the biggest thank you of all: everyone who came out and donated books. You're awesome.