Quirk Books began publishing titles in September 2002. By 2010, they were the fastest growing small publisher, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Quirk Books initially described their genre as “irreference” books, a portmanteau of irreverent and reference. Quirk later added more straightforward nonfiction titles and now even has a few (quirky, of course) works of fiction in their catalog. Help Quirk celebrate their anniversary by checking out some of their unconventional offerings and–as their motto says–be entertained, amused and informed.
Nonfiction and Irreference
- “The Geometry of Pasta” by Caz Hildebrand
- “Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat” by Kaori Tsutaya
- “The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread” by Susan Russo
- “Suburban Legends: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans” by Sam Stall
- “Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture,” edited by Stephen H. Segal