Houston Public Library takes on LA Public Library in epic book battle

- The Houston and Los Angeles public libraries have been taking each other on in an epic literary battle on social media as the Astros play the Dodgers in the World Series.

The so-called 'Book Spine Poetry Trash Talk' started last week when the LA Public Library posted a photo to Instagram on the day of Game 1 showing a stack of library books titled: 'Game On,' 'Astro Bunnies,' 'You Got This' and 'Dodgers.'

The caption read: "With the @dodgers in the #WorldSeries we had to continue the public library tradition of book spine poetry trash talk."



Then, after the Dodgers won Game 1, the Houston Public Library responded with a picture of a stack of books titled: 'Houston Astros,' 'Bouncing Back,' 'See You in the Cosmos' and 'Los Angeles.'



Go Astros! World Series all the way! #HoUstonStrong Book love Los Angeles Public Library! #HoustonLibrary

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The back and forth has continued on Instagram over the past week with each library account posting a photo of a book stack following each game.

After last night's game that forced a Game 7, the Houston Public Library posted a photo with the titles: 'Close Call', 'The Humbling' and 'Against All Odds.'



It is on! Game 7 tonight! Last night's game is old new, because #Astros got this! @lapubliclibrary #WorldSeries #houstonlibrary

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