These Two Book Publishers Got Into The Cutest Little Twitter Spat

    "We hate books."

    Chapter 1: Once upon a time — Friday — Melville House, the independent book publisher in Brooklyn, posted this clever tweet riffing off Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan.

    Chapter 2: Penguin Random House, the giant book publisher with a worldwide reach, decided some shade-throwing was the appropriate response.

    Chapter 3: Threats involving snail mail are exchanged. (What would you expect from two book publishers?)

    Chapter 4: Melville goes nuclear.

    Chapter 5: More of the same. You can speed-read through this chapter.

    Chapter 6: Thirst allegations are exchanged. Emojis are deployed.

    Chapter 7: Melville asks where it can donate to Penguin's Patreon, a crowdfunding platform that allows people to support artists.

    @penguinrandom where can i donate to your patreon

    Penguin's response:

    Right here: @melvillehouse

    Leads to:

    Chapter 8: Both houses regain their chill and respond to other people.

    Epilogue: Book nerds wrap this tale up by admitting they loved every minute of it.

    Get a room. Or a library. ;) @melvillehouse @bendreyfuss @penguinrandom

    @melvillehouse @penguinrandom Shouldn't you both be, like, gluing pages to spines and shit? Did the glue get stuck in customs? #PunIntended

    Someone needs to give the people tweeting for @penguinrandom and @melvillehouse a raise for this thread.

    @penguinrandom @melvillehouse @Quinnae_Moon this is like watching my library fight itself or like watching The Pagemaster

    Being an absolute book nerd and crying laughing at the tweets between @penguinrandom and @melvillehouse

    @melvillehouse @penguinrandom You guys are cracking me up with this exchange :-)

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