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R.E.M. READ Puzzle from Very Good Puzzle


Please read the the following information before proceeding! <3, Avid

For our local folks: did you miss the chance to preorder this puzzle? Or did you miss the band's announcements about it? Because of a holiday miracle*, Avid Bookshop is here to save the day.

We are the only brick-and-mortar retailer anywhere to carry this puzzle this holiday season. We have a limited number of this very special puzzle, so don't snooze on this chance to get a gift that will provide you with hours of pandemic winter entertainment.

The Avid price is a little higher than the R.E.M. store price so that the nonprofits receive their full donation & so that we at Avid can all cover our costs.

*the band are avid Avid readers and we are so thankful!

How to buy this puzzle for contactless curbside pickup

Click the "add to cart" button on this page. IMPORTANT: Do not add other items to your web order. Just this puzzle (maximum 4 R.E.M. READ puzzles per person) should be in your order. Do not combine this order with any other gifts or books you're buying. (You can still buy other books, gifts, and services, but please do so in a separate web order.)

(If you want to have the puzzle shipped, please order it from the R.E.M. site here:

Web orders will be processed in the order in which they were placed, so the best thing to do is save your place in line by ordering today. 

About the puzzle

The Iconic READ poster is now finally a jigsaw puzzle thanks to Very Good Puzzle!

All proceeds from the sales of these puzzles go to the American Library Association & one of our beloved Athens noprofits, Books For Keeps.

Originally commissioned in 1990 by the American Library Association as a promotional campaign to get music lovers to read more books, the original poster has since become a rare collectable and is reprinted here for the first time. 

Manufactured in the USA. Printed with soy-based inks and made with recycled cardboard.

1,000 piece puzzle

Finished size: 19.25" x 26.625"

NOTE: We are not a pickup spot for any puzzles preordered via R.E.M.'s site, Very Good Puzzle, Books for Keeps, or the American Library Association. Due to international shipping delays caused by the pandemic, those puzzles are likely still en route. 

Thank you! Happy puzzling. <3, Avid

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