“Why the name Geek Club Books?”

Why did we name ourselves Geek Club Books? To encourage self-acceptance. Unique. Different. We embrace it! Today’s visionaries, dream makers, achievers, inventors and greatest thinkers were yesterday’s geeks and nerds. We’re next.   To create a community of understanding and acceptance. We’re a community of all kinds—autistic, neurotypical, special needs—and we like you just the way you are. If you want to be a part of the club...you’re in!     To tell our stories. Narrative has a powerful … [Read more...]

Facebook Posts You Shouldn’t Miss!

October is anti-bullying month. You'll find some great ways to get involved at The Bully Project. Post by The BULLY Project.   You just don't know what the smallest gesture can mean to someone. This story is but one example. Who would think to ask a library to purchase a display they no longer need? A mom, of course! Post by Awesome Out Loud.   Ah, yum! They had me as soon as I saw the bacon. Post by Human Body Detectives.   My favorite meme of the week Post by Asperger Syndrome … [Read more...]

A Quick History of Geekdom

By Jennifer Cook O'Toole In the mid-2000s, T-shirts everywhere suddenly declared "Geek is the new Cool," and "Geek Chic" was born. Now you probably know that "chic" is "fabulously stylish," but have you ever wondered if there's more to "geek" than rude lunchroom comments? Turns out--yes, there is! The English word "geek" comes from "geck," medieval German for "fool." Doesn't sound so chic yet, but dig a little deeper and you'll discover that "geck" began as an even older verb meaning "to fool or cleverly outsmart." In other words, a geek is … [Read more...]

Jack Strong
Dad, Grandpa, Durante Impersonator

SUPER HERO ALTER EGO: thunder bolt the wonder colt (or we prefer "wacky jackie") THEME SONG: I've got a nose full of nickels from sneezing them atchoo BOOK YOU COULDN'T PUT DOWN UNTIL YOU FINISHED IT:  the unforgiven MOVIE YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER: pa and ma kettle go to washington COULD SPEND 24/7:  listening to jimmy durante LUCKY CHARM: miraculous medal CARTOON CHARACTER YOU'D WANT TO SPEND THE AFTERNOON WITH?  daffy duck WHERE WOULD YOU LIVE IN MIDDLE EARTH?  Not familiar with Lord of the Rings so going with "gold … [Read more...]

Steve Carell’s Stunning Revelation

Maybe the coolest people are the ones who don't care about being cool. Maybe I will start a new trend. Perhaps I'm so out, I'm in. Steve Carell's essay on self-acceptance is just plain cool! He goes from trying to avoid nerd, nimrod and goober status to being one of the coolest guys (in cargo pants) on the planet. READ THE ARTICLE Image source: O Magazine … [Read more...]

Geeky Giveaway:
Win a Snazzy Shopping Bag

Look at what just arrived from our friends in France...our very own geek-tres-chic shopping bags! One side features our adorkable JMan and Mr. Redge and the other our superhero mascot, Grady the geekosaur. We're too excited to keep them all to ourselves, so we're going to give some away... a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Geekbit: The Magic of Fandom

Brony, Trekkie, Whovians, Potterheads...if you're an over-the-top fan of something, what's wrong with showing it? And through fandom, you can find friends crazy about what you're crazy over...now that's cool! What are you geeking over? Download our first geekbit trading cards collection! … [Read more...]

Katherine Leyva
Actor, Singer, Seamstress, Crafter

SUPERHERO ALTER-EGO: The English Rose, a superspy who can change appearance at will and apparate for a quick escape, and operates out of a stately home that primarily functions as a library. THEME SONG: "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse BOOK YOU COULDN'T PUT DOWN 'TIL YOU FINISHED IT: "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness MOVIE YOU COULD WATCH OVER & OVER: The Princess Bride COULD SPEND 24/7: Exploring. New books, new countries, new experiences, you name it. LUCKY CHARM: I like antique keys, which is odd, as I can barely … [Read more...]

The Three Little…Hogs?

The Three Little...HOGS? Who has ever heard of that? According to Mr. Redge, it's a classic tale from the fairy tale cannon! The real JMan, Jonathan Murphy, and his sidekick Mr. Redge tell the story of hedgehogs Porky, Percy and Peregrin, and their ultimate triumph over the dastardly wolf using a glue pot, rapier and a wheel barrow. According to Percy, "It's epic, man!" An original script created exclusively for Geek Club Books by Karen Simpson Gardiner, will be performed live and for audio download by Jonathan Murphy. Stay TOONed for … [Read more...]