Starbucks Gets Book Bombed! Read all about it!

GLOUCESTER - Virginia - 6705 Fox Mill Center Parkway Sept 2014Starbucks has been book bombed! All across North America, more than 135 books were hidden inside of Starbucks stores! I organized a street team of people who volunteered to hide Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody in their local Starbucks stores. This ended up being super fun! I wanted Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody to wind up in the hands of store managers who might then, in turn, share it with their teams. Much to my delight, I got tons of feedback from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram of partners who thoroughly enjoyed finding the book in their lobby. Each book had a handwritten message inside indicating that the book was left intentionally for the store manager to find. And I did get a ton of feedback that some stores were indeed circulating their "store copy" around from partner to partner.

I accomplished pretty much what I wanted. I wanted to get the book into the hands of lots of new people who might really enjoy it. And the feedback I got was terrific. Copies of Tales of the Siren ended up in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Idaho, Ohio, Hawaii, Georgia, Illinois, and also Canada.

It was much easier to "book bomb" Starbucks than I thought it would be. When I started this project, I worried that there would be so many lobby slides that it would be hard to "hide" things inside a Starbucks store. My guess turned out to be totally wrong. In fact, it's quite easy. By the end of the project, I realized that anyone could do this. While I was hiding a book about Starbucks, it occurred to me that the next group could be hiding bibles,  Scientology books, or whatever. Some of the books stayed planted in the store's lobby for hours upon hours before being found. In one case, I myself hid a book in a store, drove away, and returned six hours later, only to find the book untouched, and still laying atop of a number K-Cups boxes.

There were more books hidden than just in the photogrids below. Once in a while, I didn't get photos for hidden books.

I want to call attention to a few favorite book hides:

This is the Starbucks at 328 - 15th Avenue East in Seattle. A number of the scenes in Tales of the Siren happen inside this Starbucks, so that's why I wanted to call attention to it. This store was once an experimental store called "15th Avenue Coffee and Tea":

SEATTLE - 328 - 15th - 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea Starbucks - 30 Aug 2014And I'll point out a few of my favorites from below. This is the Starbucks actually inside the headquarters. The "SODO 8" Starbucks is not open to the public, so getting a book hidden in it was a little bit tricky!

SEATTLE - SODO 8 Starbucks - 2401 Utah Avenue South 8th Floor August 2014I got so many great pics, but this few stood out to me. I really liked this Blythe, California book hide. Very few of the hidden books ended up chilled! ;)

BLYTHE - California - 745 West Hobson Way - 18August2014This Starbucks in Hurst, Texas is a striking building!

HURST Texas - 1498 Precinct Line 5Aug2014This Austin, Texas store is gorgeous too:

AUSTIN - Texas - 3rd and Lavaca Starbucks in Austin Sept 2014I want to thank the many people who signed up for the Tales of the Siren street team. There's no way I could have done this without them. It took a lot of people to make this work! Thank you to every single person who hid a book!

Look through all the photos! It's a tour of many Starbucks stores and see if you can spot all the hidden books!  A few of the books are hard to find. I promise every photogrid below has a Tales of the Siren book in it! :)

new book cover versus old book cover2(By the way, shortly after this book hiding project ended, I changed the cover of the book. It's the spine of the book that's new and different - the orientation of the words is now much more standard. It's funny because I've had people joke with me that all these hidden books are now special editions. ;) LOL - If you buy Tales of the Siren now, it will come with the cover shown as the top book in the photo with the two books)

For a review of Tales of the Siren, I suggest reading the review written by Portland Book Review.

GLENCOE - Illinois - 347 Park Avenue - Sept 2014WILLIAMSVILLE - New York - 5429 Main StreetWILLIAMSBURG - Virginia - 5541 Richmond Road August 2014WEATHERFORD - Texas 1954 South Main Street 22August2014VANCOUVER Washington - 8720 NE  Centerpoint Dr 2August2014VANCOUVER - British Columbia - Canada - 1095 Pender Street August 2014TUCSON Park Place Mall Starbucks AZ July 2014TUCSON - Speedway and Pantano Starbucks 4Aug14TUCSON - Old Spanish Trail Starbucks July 2014 AZTUCSON - Arizona - River and Campbell Starbucks 6Sept14TUCSON - Arizona - 3421 E. Broadway Blvd August 2014TORONTO - Canada - 185 King St East - 24 August 2014TORONTO - Canada - 81 Front Street East 24 August 2014TORONTO - Canada - 2 Ossington Avenue - 24 August 2014TORONTO - 525 University Ave -July 2014TORONTO - 250 Queen Street West - 26August2014 StarbucksTORONTO - 180 Queen Street West -July 2014TORONTO - 145 Richmond Street West -July2014TORONTO - 55 University Ave - July 2014TOMS RIVER - New Jersey - 2360 Lakewood Rd. Toms River NJSEATTLE - SBC on 4th Avenue South - Owned and operated by Starbucks 5 Aug 2014SEATTLE - MLK Jr Way and Graham Street - Store 3302 - 9Aug14SEATTLE - Fremont Starbucks - 34th North and Fremont - Seattle WA - 8Aug14SEATTLE - 1912 Pike Place Starbucks - 9 August 2014SEATTLE - 23rd and Jackson Starbucks 4 August 2014SEATTLE - 1st and DiagonalSARASOTA - Florida - 5825 Derek Avenue - 26 August 2014SAN LEANDRO - California Palma Plaza Starbucks - 24 August 2014 - 3808 E 14th StSAN LEANDRO - California - 15555 E 14th St  24 August 2014SALEM - Oregon - Wallace and Glen Creek 1124 Wallace Rd NW 20Aug14SALEM - Oregon - 3405 Commercial St. SE - 11Aug14SALEM - Oregon - 831 Lancaster Drive NE - 11Aug14SALEM - Oregon 399 Court Street NE 11Aug14ROUND ROCK - Texas - I 35 and University - 200 University 110 - September 2014PENDELTON - Oregon 709 Southgate - 30 August 2014ORMOND BEACH - Florida - 31 August 2014  - 247 East Granada BlvdNORTHBROOK - Illinois - 1931 Cherry Ln - 31 August 2014NORTH KINGSTOWN - Rhode Island - 1370 Ten Rod Road - 16Aug14NAPAVINE Washington - 1280 Rush Road 2aug14NANUET - New York - 1131 Fashion Drive, Nanuet, NY - 13Aug14NAMPA - Idaho - 1451 Caldwell Blvd - Karcher Mall Starbucks - 30 August 2014NAMPA - Idaho - 1401 North Happy Valley Road - I84 and Garrity Blvd - 31 August 2014NAMPA - Idaho - 1324 - 12th Avenue Road - 12th and Hawaii - 31 August 2014MILL CREEK - Town Center Starbucks - 15517 Main Street 8Aug14MESA - Arizona Greenfield and Inverness - 1705 S. Greenfield RdMESA - Arizona - Ellsworth and Baseline Road - August 2014 - StabrucksMESA - Arizona - 1923 S. Signal Butte Road - Hwy 60 and Signal Butte - 15Aug14MERCED - California - 580 West Olive - Sept 2014MENTOR - Ohio - Starbucks at 9372 Mentor Avenue 4Sept2014MENTOR - Ohio - 7681 Mentor Avenue - Mentor Ohio StarbucksMANALAPAN - New Jersey - 310 Route 9 North - Starbucks 20August2014LONGWOOD - Florida - Springs Plaza Starbucks 2425 West State Rd 434LOMA LINDA - California - California and Barton - 17Aug14LAKEWOOD, Washington - 10314 S Tacoma Way - 2August 2014LAKE BUENA VISTA - Florida - Downtown Disney Starbucks - 31 August 2014LAKE BUENA VISTA - Florida - Downtown Disney Marketplace Starbucks - 6 Sep 2014HONOLULU - Hawaii - 678 Keeamoku Street - Sept 2014HONOLULU - Hawaii - 625 Kapahulu Avenue - Sept 2014HILLSBOROUGH - New Jersey - 601 Route 206 & 514 - Sept 2014FRESNO - California - Friant & Fort Washington StarbucksFRESNO - California - Cedar and Ashlan - Starbucks 16Aug14FREEHOLD - New Jersey - Route 537 Freehold - 11 Village Center Drive 13Aug14HONOLULU - Hawaii - 678 Keeamoku Street - Sept 2014HONOLULU - Hawaii - 625 Kapahulu Avenue - Sept 2014FREDONIA - New York - SUNY Fredonia - Cranston Hall - University CommonsFORT WORTH - Texas 7th and Carroll Street - Montgomery Plaza Starbucks 16Aug14FORT MYERS - Florida - 4450 Fowler Street - August 2014FENTON Missouri - Gravois Bluffs Starbucks - July 2014EULESS Texas - 211 North Main Street 5 August 2014ELLENSBURG - Washington - 1614 Canyon Road - 31 August 2014EAST BRUNSWICK - New Jersey -EAST AMHERST - New York - Transit Commons Starbucks - 9660 Transit Road - Sept 2014DENVER - Leetsdale Drive CO - July 2014DENVER - Larimer Square Downtown - July 2014DAYTONA BEACH - Florida 250 North Atlantic AvenueDALLAS - Texas Preston Royal Shopping Center Starbucks August 2014DALLAS - FORTWORTH Airport - Terminal D StarbucksDALLAS - FORTWORTH Airport - Gate A29 - 13Aug14DALLAS - 9440 Garland Road - 6 Aug 14DALLAS - 6312 La Vista - Dallas - TX - Lakewood Starbucks - 6Aug2014DALLAS - 3699 McKinney Avenue - Cole and Lemmon - Aug 2014COLTON - California - Washigton and I - 215 - 17Aug14CLOVIS California - Herndon and Willow 11 Aug 14CLOVIS California - 175 West Shaw Avenue - August 2014CHICAGO -Ohare Airport Starbucks July 2014CHICAGO - Madison and Morgan Starbucks 1001A W Madison Ave 10Aug14CHICAGO - 1701 West Division Street 3Aug14CHICAGO - 1588 North Milwaukee 24 August 2014CHICAGO - 171 West Randolph - Randolph and Wells - 24 August 2014CAPE CORAL - Florida - 4802 Chester Street - August 2014BUFFALO - New York - 235 Deleware Ave StarbucksBRANDON - Florida - 459 Brandon Town Center Mall - Aug 2014BELFAIR - Washington 23965 NE SR 3 - Belfair WA 17August14BEDMINSTER - New Jersey - The Village at Bedminister - 432 US Highway 202ATLANTA - Georgia - Lenox Kiosk - 3393 Peachtree RdATLANTA - Georgia - Briarcliff & LaVista. 2135 Briarcliff Road NE; Atlanta, GA - Sept 2014ATLANTA - Georgia - 2321 North Druid Hills Road - Atlanta Georgia Starbucks - Sept 2014APACHE JUNCTION - Arizona - Apache Trail and Delaware 16August14ANAHEIM HILLS - California - Weir Canyon and Monte Vista - 8295 E. Monte Vista Road - 13Aug14ALPHARETTA - Georgia - 2600 Holcomb Bridge Rd - Starbucks inside Target 8 Sep 2014CASTRO VALLEY - California 2720 Castro Valley Blvd - Starbucks - Sept 2014STOCKTON - California - 4855 South State Highway 99 Sept2014ORANGE - California - 101 East Chapman Avenue Orange California - Sept 2014EULESS Texas - 211 North Main Street 5 August 2014ORANGE - California - Chapman and Main Starbucks Sept 2014HONOLULU - Hawaii - Kahala Mall - Sept 2014HERMITAGE - TN - 5008 Old Hickory Blvd - Sept 2014ANAHEIM - California - Downtown Disney Starbucks - Sept 2013FREEHOLD - New Jersey - 621 US highway 9 -- 19Sep14 - Book hide was on store grand opening dayCLEVELAND - Ohio - 11501 Clifton Blvd - Sept 2014Fairview OHIO-A

 

LACY LAKEVIEW - Texas - 4273 North I-35 - Starbucks 6Sept2014KNOXVILLE - TN Starbucks Parkside Dr - Turkey Creek July 2014KNOXVILLE - TN - 7803 montvue center way - Aug 2014KISSIMMEE - Florida - 3721 West Vine Street - August 2014INDIO - California - 42250 Jackson Street - 17 August 2014HOWELL - New Jersey 4701 Rt 9 - 16August2014HONOLULU - Hawaii - Macys Ala Moana - September 2014AMHERST - New York - 1703 Niagara Falls Boulevard - Sept 2014ALTAMONTE SPRINGS -Florida July2014ALPHARETTA - Georgia  - 420 Holcomb Bridge Road 8 Sep 14

New braille Starbucks card coming soon and a reminder about Coffee Con.

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