Library Mascot Cage Match Book
It's not easy being Buddy The Book Beaver, library page and summer reading page mascot at Mallville Public Library. But when a competing library system comes out with their own beaver mascot, well that means war. The third Unshelved collection also features Empire County Strikes Back, an all-new 24-page full-color graphic novelette. Can Mallville’s librarians defeat the mother of all bookmobiles?
“Together, Barnes and Ambaum are producing a humorous, charming, and heart-warming story about the life of a library and the people who work there.”--Terry Moore, Eisner Award-winning creator of Strangers in Paradise
“Unshelved hooks you with its smart, cynical, borderline-twisted humor. Write faster, guys. Your fans want more!”-- Deb Calettei, National Book Award finalist and author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
"...The new 23-page full-color story here, in which the library staff battle an invading futuristic bookmobile, plays out like a Simpsons episode. It's a given that librarians enjoy the strip, but how will it hold up with the general public? Well, the I'm a librarian, not a buffalo sequence on getting out from behind the desk will most likely puzzle nonlibrarian readers, but many gags are character-oriented rather than library-specific. The strip's most obvious antecedent, in both its focus on work life and its simple cartooning, is Dilbert, and there's some of that strip's management humor here. Service workers everywhere will find a hero in Dewey, who answers patrons' questions with a large dose of cheek. The strip certainly deserves a place not only on the library's office wall but in the collection as well."--Library Journal
Please refer to these charts before ordering if you are not familiar with the brand of shirt it is printed on! The style of shirt should be identified in the description. Ladies shirt sizes can be especially zany, as many ladies have no doubt noticed in stores. The Human Bird and Paperklip even made an incredibly charming video about those.
One thing to keep in mind American Apparel, Royal Apparel, and Alternative Apparel all run about a size smaller than their Gildan/Hanes counterparts. Ladies 2XLs are pretty small, and if you were to be in the market for a Ladies 3XL, the size basically picks back up at Unisex Large. The cut is slightly different but the message is the same: you are cooler than everyone else.
Some Basic Information
Packages—if all items are in stock—usually leave our Western Massachusetts warehouse within 1 - 4 business days. However, if one of your items is currently on Short Delay/Reprinting that means it is currently in production, it may take up to three weeks to ship, but usually much quicker. If you need something for a specific time/event, or would like to split your order, please submit a Support Ticket and we'll see what we can do.
We also don't require delivery signatures unless you specifically request it.
If You Are in the US
We currently ship things a couple of different ways.
If You Are... Elsewhere
We ship things internationally using DHL eCommerce!
Packages ship in 1-4 business days if not indicated Short Delay. You will be responsible for import taxes, customs, VAT, and other country-specific fees upon receipt of your package.
We offer DHL Parcel eCommerce shipping options. They're priced according to speed and tracking accuracy.
- DHL First Class: 220 Countries, Final Delivery scan to most countries, 3-21 days.
- DHL Priority: 220 Countries, Much Better Tracking*, 14 average transit days.
Please note that we cannot mark packages as "Gifts" to help you evade customs, as that's international mail fraud and they'll throw us in jail which is pointless in a way since no jail can hold us. It is however very inconvenient.
Still have a question about shipping? We have a whole bunch of FAQs about specific things that you should go check out.