BOOK NERDS UNITE. Last Friday, July 20th, was an EXTREMELY epic day for us because it was Epic Reads Day! We hosted our first ever event at our New York office, opened our doors to 100 amazing book nerds, and invited some pretty epic author speakers to join in on the fun: Ibi Zoboi, Kendare Blake, Adam Silvera, and Becky Albertalli.
It was a fun-filled day full of activities like hearing from our favorite authors, playing fun games, voting for the best covers/ships/finales, and of course, nerding out over our favorite books! We had such a blast meeting, talking, and book shimmying with everyone IRL. It seriously was a day for the books!
Scroll down to see what went down on the first ever Epic Reads Day ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Epic Reads Day in 28 Pictures
Epic Speakers and Panels (and Games!)
We had so many amazing people take part in the day from authors talking about the inspiration behind their books with their editors to designers who shared a behind-the-scenes look into the cover design process and of course, Team Epic Reads, was there to tell everyone what a professional book nerd does!
Epic Books and Swag!
Whats in the Epic Reads tote bags?! So many books (and great reactions to the books!) and of course, there was also swag to be had, like our new popsockets that tell everyone to shush so we can read in peace 🤐
A Book Nerd’s Gotta Eat
Shout-out to Joe’s Coffee for keeping us book nerds caffeinated and to Doughnut Plant for making us the CUTEST donuts we’ve ever seen, and to DŌ for giving us something sweet to munch on!
And the winner is…
We had a bunch of prizes that we raffled throughout the day—thanks to our sponsors, The Strand Bookstore, Litographs, and PageHabit for providing such amazing bookish gifts that we got to give away!
No event is complete without a few photo-ops—gotta get some in front of the book wall and with the authors of course!
We Love You Awesome Nerds!
We had an AMAZING time at the first ever Epic Reads Day and want to thank everyone who came to book shimmy with us! It really was the BEST book nerd day day ever.
One last shout out to our amazing sponsors for helping us make this day possible: The Strand Bookstore, DŌ, PageHabit, Joe’s Coffee, Litographs, and Doughnut Plant!
Did you attend the first-ever Epic Reads Day? What did you think? Have any pictures to share? Tell us in the comments below!