A book is now hiding in Edwards, Colorado! (FOUND)

Hidden on: 06/02/2017

Title: Laugh Out Loud

Author: James Patterson

Tracking Number: R48

Location: Riverwalk, Edwards, Colorado


Over the river and through the woods to Battle Mountain you would go…if you kept going along this path! But before you do, keep an eye out for a new book!


A book is now hiding in Edwards, Colorado! (FOUND)

Hidden on: 06/02/2017

Title: The Adventure Begins

Author: Suzanne Selfors

Tracking Number: R47

Location: Riverwalk, Edwards, Colorado


Throughout December, this spot is lit
with twinkling Christmas cheer
But now it’s June and the spot is drab
So why not hide a book here?


A book is now hiding in Edwards, Colorado! (FOUND)

Hidden on: 06/02/2017

Title: The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons

Author: Wade Albert White

Tracking Number: R45

Location: Riverwalk, Edwards, Colorado


Before you go through Narnia, you’ll run into this book!


Children’s Book Week!

Calling all book lovers, treasure hunters, and puzzle solvers! It’s Children’s Book Week and all over the country bookstores and libraries are hosting Book Scavenger Hunts. The winning puzzlers will get gift cards and signed books. See each location for rules and prizing details. Check out the list below to find out where you can join the hunt!

Share your photos online using #BookScavengerHunt!




Bay Books (partnering with Coronado Middle School)

1029 Orange Avenue

Coronado, CA  92118

Wednesday, May 4th


Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.,

Corte Madera, CA 94925

Saturday, May 7th starting at 11 AM


Branches Books            

40282 Highway 41, Suite 14 Oakhurst,

CA 93644  CA      

Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th from 3-4 PM


Folio Books

3957 24th Street,

San Francisco, CA 94114

Saturday, May 7th at 2 PM




New Castle Public Library

424 Delaware St

New Castle, DE 19720

Saturday, May 7th at 11 AM





Writer’s Block Bookstore          

124 E. Welbourne Ave.

Winter Park, FL 32789  

Saturday, May 7th at 10 AM



Anderson’s Bookshop

5112 Main St.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Saturday, May 7th at 2 PM


Barbara’s Bookstore   

810 Village center Dr,

Burr Ridge IL 60527

Saturday, May 7th at 2 PM



Dubois Branch Library

5506 E Main St.

Dubois, IN 47527

Saturday, May 7th from 10 AM to noon




Silver Lake Library

203 Railroad

Silver Lake, KS

Thursday, May 5th from 5:30-7:00 PM


Watermark Books & Cafe         

4701 E. Douglas,

Wichita, KS 67218        

Saturday, May 7th at 11:30 AM




Octavia Books

513 Octavia St.

New Orleans LA 70115

Saturday, May 7th at 9 AM




Children’s Book Cellar

52 Main St

Waterville, ME 04901

Friday, May 6th at  4 PM




Curious Iguana  

12 North Market Street,

Frederick MD 21701  

Saturday, May 7th from 11 AM – 4 PM




An Open Book   

209 Jefferson St S,

Wadena, MN 56482  

Saturday, May 7th from 1 PM – 5 PM


Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Ave,

St Paul, MN 55105

Saturday, May 7th at 12 PM




The Book House, St. Louis        

7352 Manchester Rd,

St. Louis, MO 63143         

Saturday, May 7th at 10 AM


Downtown Book & Toy

125 East High Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101   

Saturday, May 7th at 10 AM


Trails Regional Library

1008 Main Street

Lexington, MO 64067

web site – http://trailslibrary.org


New York


Colgate Bookstore       

3 Utica Street

Hamilton NY 13346          

Tuesday, May 3rd from 2 PM – 5 PM




The Learned Owl Book Shop

204 N. Main St.,

Hudson, OH   

Saturday, May 7th at 1 PM




Tattered Corners New & Used Bookstore         

247 Chestnut St,

Meadville, PA 16335

Thursday, May 5th at 3 PM


South Carolina


Joe’s Place Bookstore & More

640 South Main Street Suite 101-B

Greenville, SC 29601 SC       

Saturday, May 7th at 3 PM


The Storybook Shoppe

41 Calhoun St Unit A,

Bluffton, SC 29910

Friday, May 6th, from 4 PM to 5 PM





226 Locust St

Hudson, WI 54016

Tuesday, May 3rd at 4 PM


Tribeca GalleryCafe & Books

401 E. Main St.,

Watertown WI 53094

May 2nd-May 8th




Hooray for Books!

1555 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Saturday, May 7th at 11 AM


Winchester Book Gallery          

185 North Loudoun Street,

Winchester, VA 22601         

Saturday, May 7th from 2 PM – 5 PM

San Francisco Book Scavenger Hunt, June 26-June 29!




Alexander Book Co. (Downtown San Francisco)

Book Passage (Corte Madera and San Francisco locations)

Books Inc.  (all San Francisco locations)

BookShop West Portal (West Portal)

The Booksmith (Haight-Ashbury)

Christopher’s Books (Potrero Hill)

DIESEL, A Bookstore (Larkspur and Oakland locations)

Folio Books (Noe Valley)

A Great Good Place for Books (Oakland)

Green Apple Books (San Francisco)

Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts (Berkeley)

The Reading Bug (San Carlos)

Russian Hill Bookstore (Russian Hill)



Congratulations to the initial recipients of the fifty Book Scavenger galleys! Six states had no entries, so an additional winner was chosen for the states with the most entries. Please email GarrisonGriswold@gmail.com with your mailing address.

If your name isn’t below, remember you can still participate by checking back on this website here, or following @jabertie or the Author page for Jennifer Chambliss Bertman for updates on when/where books have been hidden. And, of course, the book will be available in stores and libraries June 2 (and you can pre-order it now). Thanks so much for the enthusiasm and for participating!

Yours in pages and play,

Garrison Griswold


Kayla Shae

Dee Janereth

Kristin L. Gray

Elsa Prettol
Becky Clines

Nancy Cooper


Donna Carter
Matthew Shuck

Jennifer Wedmore
Vanessa Ramos

Maria Cathcart

Marci Johnstone

Melanie Koss

Erin Esterling

Sarah Prineas

Katie Herman

Lois Sepahban

Rose Edwards

Kim Alexander
Dedra Van Gelder

Karen Moy Joe-Yen
Erin Broderick

Niki Ohs Barnes

Pamela Klinger-Horn


Dinie Gerbo

Elliott Bottorf

Krista Van Dolzer

New Hampshire
Karen Gianferrari

New Jersey
Mary Kriner Bock

New Mexico

New York
Fiona Gorham

North Carolina
BJ Gaskill

North Dakota
Jenna Muiderman

Ms. Yingling

Janet L. Baker

Bill Norris

Alice Cyphers @BookedGirl

Rhode Island
Robin Nyzio

South Carolina
Pam Cadden

Elizabeth Kabalka

Sarah Rice
Teresa Garrett

Jen Terry

Donna MacDonald

Genie Strong

Shannon Grogan

Sandy Pitelli

Ida Olson

50 Books to 50 States Book Scavenger Giveaway and Game!

Greetings, Readers!

Garrison Griswold, here, inviting you to join in some bookish fun! How would you like to win one of FIFTY advance reader copies of Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman and the opportunity to launch the game this story was based on? Here’s a bit more about this book

BookScavenger3dTwelve-year-old Emily is on the move again. Her family is relocating to San Francisco, home of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger, a game where books are hidden all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles. But Emily soon learns that Griswold has been attacked and is in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold and leads to a valuable prize. But there are others on the hunt for this book, and Emily and James must race to solve the puzzles Griswold left behind before Griswold’s attackers make them their next target.

Book Scavenger won’t be available in bookstores or libraries until June 2, but for the next week (February 18-February 25), FIFTY advance copies will be given away to a winner in each US state, with the condition that the reader hides the book in a public place (after they read it, of course!) and reports it here on BookScavenger.com.

And if you are not one of the initial 50 winners, do not fear! You can still participate in the game by seeking out books as they are hidden. Check back here for updates on where the books are at, or follow @jabertie on Twitter or Jennifer Chambliss Bertman on Facebook. And, of course, Book Scavenger will be available to readers everywhere in the United States on June 2, 2015.


  1. Tweet this post and make sure to include #BookScavenger and #YourState. Example tweet: “Win an arc of #BookScavenger in the 50 Books to 50 States Giveaway! Plus help launch a book hunting game! 
  2. Share this post on Facebook and make sure to include #BookScavenger and #YourState. Example: Win an arc of #BookScavenger in the 50 Books to 50 States Giveaway! Plus help launch a book hunting game! 
  3. “Like” Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s Facebook Author Page and comment or private message with your state.
  4. Comment on this post! Make sure to write in your state and a way to be contacted if you are the winner. (Email, Twitter handle.) Or check back at the end of February for the list of winners.
  5. Send an email to garrisongriswold@gmail.com with “50 Books to 50 States” as the subject and your state in the text of the email.

That makes five possible ways to enter, allowing you five total entries. IMPORTANT: #BookScavenger is how social media entries will be tracked, so without that hashtag your entry might get missed. And you must include your state in order for your entry to qualify.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on February 25. Winners will be drawn randomly from the entries for each state. In the event a winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours, a runner-up will be chosen.

Good luck!

Yours in pages and play,

Garrison Griswold