Bibliobattle is an intellectual entertainment competition where each participant has 5 minutes (no more, no less) to propose why their chosen book is worth the read. This battle was founded by Kyoto University in Japan. Bibliobattle's popularity has grown in Japan to a point where national championship battles are held. We are bringing the excitement to New York!

Official Rule:
1. Choose your favorite book based on the pre-chosen theme.
2. Each battler will have 5 minutes (no more, no less) to present their book.
3. After each of the battlers' 5 minutes, audience will have a chance to ask questions (2-3 minutes).
4. A champ book will be chosen on majority vote.
*the content of the presentation is completely up to the discretion of the battler

UPCOMING BIBLIOBATTLE: SATURDAY, MARCH 25 @3PM

Please email f1-nym@kinokuniya.com to register as a battler.


BIBLIOBATTLE - Part 1
Our first bibliobattle was held on July 23, 2016 and the theme was "Young Adult." Five battlers competed with their Young Adult themed books in hopes to become the chosen one. Watch the full event below.

The 5 books presented in the video (in order of appearance):
1. "Kill the Boy Band" by Goldy Moldavsky
2. "The Blue Girl" by Charles de Lint
3. "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz
4. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
5. "The Knife of Never Letting Go" by Patrick Ness

*special thanks to our moderator, C.J. Malarsky

 
 

BIBLIOBATTLE - Part 2
Our second bibliobattle was held on October 29, 2016 and the theme was "The Supernatural."  Watch the full event below.

The 5 books presented in the video (in order of appearance):
1. "The House with a Clock in its Walls" by John Bellairs
2. "Omens" by Kelley Armstrong
3. "Drink, Slay, Love" by Sarah Beth Durst
4. "The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters
5. "Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo" by Miyuki Miyabe

*special thanks to our moderator, C.J. Malarsky