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SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist here.

Registration opens Monday, June 10, 2024. When registration is full, you can sign up for our waitlist here.

Battle 1 – Tuesday, October 1, 2024 *SOLD OUT*, doors open at 5:30 PM: Flood Zone Brewery

Battle 2 - Tuesday, October 8, 2024 *SOLD OUT*, doors open at 5:30 PM: 1623 Brewing Company

Battle 3 - Tuesday, October 22, 2024 *SOLD OUT*, doors open at 5:30 PM: 1623 Brewing Company


Battle of the Books After Hours Booklist

  • Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
  • The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green
  • The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
  • Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Art Thief by Michael Finkel

  • Battle of the book after hours event

    What is Battle of the Books After Hours?

    Battle of the Books After Hours is an adults-only reading competition. Teams of 3-5 will read 6 preselected books (see booklist below) and then join in a trivia competition at Flood Zone Brewery (October 1) or 1623 Brewing Co. (October 8 & 22). Check out books from the booklist below or purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. The competition will have two rounds of 20 questions in multiple formats, fill-in-the-blank, true or false, or multiple choice. Doors open at 5:30 pm to practice and purchase food and beverages. Teams will be sent full competition rules in advance.

    If you are interested in participating but do not have a team, email, as soon as possible.

    • Teams of 3-5 can sign up. Please note we have limited ticket quantities for each size of team due to venue capacities.
    • Cost is $10 per person ($30 for a 3 person team, $40 for a 4 person team, and $50 for a 5 person team).
    • We will have three nights of trivia: Battle 1 - October 1, Battle 2 - October 8, or Battle 3 - October 22.
    • You will be contacted later for your team member names and team name if you enter Unknown.
    • The team size you sign up for is the team size you are committing to. Expect that no additional team members will be able to be added.
    • Registration is open until August 17 or until capacity is reached.
    • Please note that the night of the event, you may be seated at the same table as another team. We will try our best to work with teams and seating arrangements so that there is spacing, but this may be necessary.
    • Please only register your team for one night to allow more teams the chance to participate.

    Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore, 1623 Brewing Company, Flood Zone Brewery, and Carroll County Public Library.

    Past Battle of the Books After Hours