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New York: Bibliobattle

  • Kinokuniya New York 1073 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)
Battle Theme: Dystopian Worlds
To register as a battler, please e-mail:

What is Bibliobattle?
Bibliobattle is a social activity open to anyone interested in books and is willing to champion one they loved reading

1) Choose a Book You Love (Related to The Theme)
2) Sign Up/Register
3) Prepare for Battle!

-Battlers will have 5 minutes to present their book
-Afterwards participants & audience discuss the book with a Q&A session
-The Champion book (the one we most want to read after the presentation) will be chosen by vote by all participants & audience at the end.
-Battlers cannot vote for their own book

To see our past Bibliobattles, please visit our Bibliobattle page.

■ Photos from the event

Kinokuniya New York hosted the third Bibliobattle event on Saturday.  The battle theme was Dystopian Worlds and a better than expected six battlers entered to shout out their favorite books in the category.  It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot from the battlers. 
Books battled included ‘Grass’ by Sherry Temper, ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline, ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro, ‘Scorpio Races’ by Maggie Stiefvater, ‘Space Merchants’ by Frederick Pohl and ‘Sudden Death’ by Alvaro Enrigue.

Thank you to our battlers for putting on spirited and entertaining battles and thank you to our moderator for this battle, Justine Manzano whose take on Bibliobattle is well summed up in her post:

Earlier Event: March 21
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Later Event: March 26
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