The coffee table book we write together

The coffee table book we write together

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THIS BOOK ISN'T FINISHED

  • SO PICK UP A PEN

    Find a story you like, and write the next bit. Go wherever your imagination takes you. 

  • PASS THE PEN

    Invite a friend to keep the story going. They'll riff, connect the dots, and spark ideas. 

  • REPEAT

    And so the stories will grow, thanks to your creativity combined. 

  • Once upon a Pancake collaborative story

100+ STORIES, A VARIETY OF STYLES

Some stories have few words, others have plenty. Some have illustrations or photos to work into the storyline, or places to sketch. There's a potpourri of Comedy, Romance, Crime, Satire, Thriller and genre-bending mashups.  

FUN & UNIQUE

Get weird, funny, romantic, literary, or whatever you like.

As you write, each copy of Once upon a Pancake will become unique — a book of over one hundred stories filled with the collective creativity of its writers.

It's a bunch of fun...

At home

At home

As a creative version of a guest book, and a games night favorite. 

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In cafes and bars

In cafes and bars

As a way for customers to socialize and play.

In offices

In offices

As a workshop ice-breaker, a break from screen time, and a reception area game for visitors.

In gift boxes

In gift boxes

As a perfect gift for your creative friend.

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RECENT REVIEWS

  • "It is the rare book that is truly versatile, begging for use as a coffee table book, a classroom textbook, an office teambuilding tool, a party game and/or as solo entertainment."

     -- Spectrum Culture

  • "It's an incredibly fun activity to do with friends! The book is great quality, the stories are hilarious, creative, fun. I loved it. There's a good variety of stories inside so it doesn't get repetitive. I bought a second copy to do with my colleagues, this really helps to bond and start a conversation (or have conversations that you'll remember for a long long time). "

    -- anon.

  • "This is the perfect gift. It looks great on a coffee table, but unlike something you flip through this is actually interactive. Everyone who has come over has loved filling it out, and it's great for memories."

    -- Nicolas Villegas

  • Once upon a Pancake, a creative, interactive, collaborative writing coffee table book

Buy Coffee table book

$31.95

ABOUT THE CREATOR

Rick Benger is a writer who lives in San Francisco. He occasionally finishes stories all by himself. 

contact

Bulk order, distribution, or publisher questions? Please email hello@onceuponapancake.com

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