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New York: Bibliobattle

  • Kinokuniya New York 1073 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

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. Bibliobattle's popularity has grown in Japan to a point where national championship battles are held. We are bringing the excitement to New York!

First battle will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 3pm at Kinokuniya New York.

Theme: Young Adult

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 contestant.

Each battle may be recorded and uploaded on our YouTube channel.

Later Event: August 5
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