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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 1623 Brewing. 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 5:30pm to practice and purchase food and beverages from a food truck and 1623 Brewing Company. Teams will be sent full competition rules in advance. Snow date for either battle night will be Tuesday, March 28.

If you are interested in participating but do not have a team, email, as soon as possible. **SOLD OUT! Both 2023 Battle nights are now at capacity!

  • Teams of 3-5 can sign up. Please note we have limited ticket quantities for each size of team due to venue capacity.
  • Cost is $25 per team.
  • We will have two nights of trivia: Sign up for Battle 1 - March 14 or Sign up for Battle 2 - March 21
  • 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 January 15 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.

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore, 1623 Brewing Company, and Carroll County Public Library


Battle 1 – Tuesday, March 14 2023, Doors open at 5:30 PM: 1623 Brewing Company **SOLD OUT 

Battle 2 – Tuesday, March 21 2023, Doors Open at 5:30 PM: 1623 Brewing Company**SOLD OUT 

Snow Date - Tuesday, March 28, 2023