Welcome, Strangers and Friends, to the Archives

The sun is growing weaker, the nights are lengthening.
The harvest is coming.
The leaves are beginning to rustle, and the bindings cannot hold for much longer.
The harvest is near.
These books need must be re-homed, must get out, must be read.
And they are not alone.
The time has come.
The harvest is here.
We must open The Archives.

Looking for something to fill the long sunny hours, or maybe to curl up under a blanket with? All are free to take a book or two, but the sacred oath of The Archives must be upheld: All books taken must be read and given a good home.

If your tastes tend towards the esoteric, we encourage you to visit the Annex Obscurum in Camp Witch Trial, a small collection focusing on the occult, hidden, spiritual, and mysterious.

The Archives are ever expanding. Bulging bookshelves at home? Bring a book or three to share.
We will accept any and all books, from Shakespeare to Sci-Fi to scandalous smut, and other alliterations as well! Bonus points if you write a personal message (perhaps on a sticky note) with what you love about this book, or what sorts of readers might like it next.

In order to keep a high quality selection we ask that the book(s):

  • Be in readable condition
  • Be a book that you enjoyed, or by an author you enjoy
  • Be a book that you truly think others would enjoy

Leftover books may be stored for future years, or donated to a local charity.


Oooooo, you can bet I have some books that want homes…


I am going to PM you about filling out the form to this on the schedule! Thank you this sounds amazing!


I can’t wait to see what The Archives has in store for me!


I think I have a book or two I could contribute, to either Archive. I love this idea! :smiley:


I’ve got books saved up for this! I loved this last year.


I should definitely be able to bring along some of my old favorites! I think they deserve to be enjoyed by more than just me. :heart:


I think I’ve got just the book to give to the cause!


Check out a preview of some of the available titles:

Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong
Starship Troopers by Heinlein
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlein
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Trader by Charles de Lint
Prowlers by Christopher Golden
Otherland by Tad Williams
Plato and Platypus Walk into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
Watchers by Dean Koontz
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Wolf and Iron by Gordon R. Dickson
Alien Art/Arcturus Landing by Gordon R. Dickson
Sherlock Holmes: The complete Novels and Stories
Ice, Iron, and Gold by S.M. Stirling
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Across The Wall by Garth Nix
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Shack by William Young
The Martian by Andy Weir
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The Gunslinger by Stephen King

and more!


Haha shit, there will be a second copy of The Martian by Andy Weir. I ended up with two so I’m bring one. I may also have a second copy of Congo by Michael Crichton that I’ll bring.

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