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Five Best Bookish Harlem Shake Videos

Greg Zimmerman

Staff Writer

Greg Zimmerman blogs about contemporary literary fiction at The New Dork Review of Books and holds down a full-time gig as a trade magazine editor. Follow him on Twitter: @NewDorkReview.

Greg Zimmerman

Staff Writer

Greg Zimmerman blogs about contemporary literary fiction at The New Dork Review of Books and holds down a full-time gig as a trade magazine editor. Follow him on Twitter: @NewDorkReview.

It’s funny because it’s stupid. And it’s kind of stupid how funny it is. The Harlem Shake doesn’t make a lick of sense, and there’s no way to explain why it’s so popular. But it is. And so here are five of the best book-related instances of the Harlem Shake. You’re welcome.

Publisher Edition: HarperCollins

Harry Potter Edition: NYU Quidditch Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtBFepYZcao

Library Takeover Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxL-CIMbyeQ

Poetry Reading Edition

Comic Bookstore Edition