Hide & Find Books

Click on the markers below to see books that are currently hidden! Note that the markers do not show specific locations, just the city where the book can be found. You can find clues and photos on the Latest Activity page.

Click here to HIDE A BOOK  | Click here if you have FOUND A BOOK

I Want to Hide a Book

Want to hide a book?* If you are under 13, please have a parent or guardian help you submit the form to the right.

Register your book for a tracking number if it doesn’t have one. Important: You must register for a tracking number BEFORE you hide your book. There are two ways to register for a tracking number.

  1. Email garrisongriswold [at] gmail [dot] com and request one. A tracking number will be emailed to you within 48 hours.
  2. Submit the hide-a-book form BEFORE you’ve hidden your book. Select “I don’t have one” for the tracking number. You will be emailed a tracking number within 48 hours.

Once you receive your tracking number, write the number on the inside front cover of the book you plan on hiding, or download and print a game plate to secure inside your book.

Now go hide your book! Please allow up to 48 hours for your post to be approved.

*Please don’t hide library books. Libraries are palaces of discovery all on their own!

Example:

Title: Book Scavenger
Author:
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Tracking Number:
A01
Location:
 Cuesta Park
City: Mountain View
State: California
Clue: struoc sinnet
Sample Photo:

tenniscourtshiddenbook

Download a gameplate

Print out this gameplate and stick it to the inside front cover of the book you are hiding. This will help identify a hidden book as part of the Book Scavenger game.

Remember to register the book for a tracking number and write the number on this game plate before you hide the book.

Missing Instructions?

If you received an advance copy of Book Scavenger without the game instructions inside and would like to participate in the fun, download bookplates to print and secure to the inside covers of the book. Doing this will help someone who happens across your hidden book understand that the book is free for them to take, and explain how they can participate in the game so the book will continue to circulate.

  • If your book has a tracking number enter it here. If you don't have a tracking number, don't change this field and one will be sent to you!
  • (example: Central Park, or Twin Oaks Shopping Mall, or the Greenfield neighborhood)

I Found a Book

Please let us know that you found a book so that we can let other scavengers know it is not hidden right now. Just fill out the form on the right, and we will make sure to mark it Found. Please allow up to 48 hours for your post to be updated.

Enjoy reading the book, then scout out a new hiding place! We prefer that you hide the book in the same state where you found it, but would love it to travel to another city. Make sure you come back and fill out the Hide a Book form above to leave its location and clue for future scavengers!

  • If the book you found doesn't have a tracking number, make sure to request one when you hide the book!

#BookScavenger

Share your Book Scavenger reading, finding, and hiding experience with friends on social media! Post a link to this website and use the hashtag #BookScavenger to spread the news!  You can even click the handy social icons below to share—they are on every page of this site!

Let’s see how far this book can travel!

Follow where copies have been hidden and found here.