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The twelfth and final collection of Unshelved, a comic strip about a library.
The twelfth and final collection of Unshelved, a comic strip about a library.
1,027 backers pledged $30,632 to help bring this project to life.

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For almost fifteen years, we've been making Unshelved, a much-beloved comic strip about libraries. Now Unshelved is ending, and it's time to publish our twelfth and final collection, Overdue

preliminary cover design
preliminary cover design

Overdue is the biggest Unshelved collection ever, with 192+ pages and over two years of comic strips written by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, and drawn by Bill Barnes and Chris Hallbeck. It includes Lights Out, a full-length comic book adventure about a blackout in the library.

In the past many of our readers enjoyed getting their books signed by us in person at talks, library conferences, and comic conventions. Since that won't be possible in the future, Bill and Gene will sign each and every copy sold through this Kickstarter, personalizing each copy to the name of your choice, with a quick doodle by Bill.

Backing this Kickstarter is the only way to guarantee your copy. We don't plan to print many extra copies, nor to make them available through book stores or via library wholesalers.

Like our last book Reads Well With Others, Overdue will be a high-quality full-color 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" paperback, professionally printed and bound. You can also opt for a DRM-free digital version in PDF and EPUB formats, or you can get all twelve of our ebooks on our bestselling USB drive in the shape of a card catalog drawer.

Our bestselling 8GB USB Drive, containing every Unshelved strip ever!
Our bestselling 8GB USB Drive, containing every Unshelved strip ever!

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Between us we have published fifteen books, so we are confident of our ability to successfully create, print, and fulfill this book.

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    OVERDUE EBOOK

    DRM-free digital edition (PDF and EPUB) of the new Unshelved collection, Overdue.

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    OVERDUE PAPERBACK

    Signed paperback copy of the new Unshelved collection, Overdue. (Cover price: $19.95)
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    OVERDUE PAPERBACK AND EBOOK

    DRM-free digital edition (PDF and EPUB) plus signed paperback edition of the new Unshelved collection, Overdue.

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    COMPLETE UNSHELVED EBOOK COLLECTION

    DRM-free digital editions (EPUB and PDF) of all 12 Unshelved collections plus the Unshelved Book Club eOmnibus.

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    2 OVERDUE PAPERBACKS

    2 signed paperback copies of the new Unshelved collection, Overdue -- one for you, one for your favorite library. (Cover price: $19.95)

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    LOADED CARD CATALOG USB DRIVE EDITION

    Loaded onto a beautiful 8GB USB drive shaped like a card catalog drawer: DRM-free digital editions (PDF and EPUB) of all 12 Unshelved collections plus the Unshelved Book Club eOmnibus.

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    OVERDUE PAPERBACK PLUS LOADED USB DRIVE

    Signed paperback copy of the new Unshelved collection, Overdue, PLUS 8GB card catalog USB drive containing DRM-free digital editions (PDF and EPUB) of all 12 Unshelved collections plus the Unshelved Book Club eOmnibus.

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    2 OVERDUE PAPERBACKS PLUS LOADED USB

    2 signed paperback copies of the new Unshelved collection, Overdue -- one for you, one for your favorite library. (Cover price: $19.95) PLUS 8GB card catalog USB drive containing DRM-free digital editions (PDF and EPUB) of all 12 Unshelved collections plus the Unshelved Book Club eOmnibus.

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    5 OVERDUE PAPERBACKS

    5 signed copies of the new Unshelved collection, Overdue. (Cover Price: $19.95 each)

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