Effective Bookstore Displays
This board is a place for independent bookstores to share merchandizing ideas: tables, signage, shelving, and more. Created by Gary Robson of Red Lodge Books & Tea, it is part of a project by the American Booksellers Association to help indie stores work together and share ideas. If you'd like to share your favorite book displays, please follow this board, and then contact Gary and he'll add you as a group member.
Scary books: "will these books scare your pants off?" Can use nonfiction or fiction titles...
Blind date with a book! “The books are wrapped in paper and have different designs on them, and then a few words vaguely describing the subject matter of the book. Things like 'Drama', 'Plot Twists', 'Espionage', etc. The only thing exposed on the book is the barcode that you use to scan the book out."
Another version of Blind Date with a book from a library: “My local library branch started doing this “Blind Date with a Book” thing, thought you guys might like it. The shelf was full when we got there, but was like this as we were leaving. The books are wrapped in paper and have different designs on them, and then a few words vaguely describing the subject matter of the book. Things like “Drama”, “Plot Twists”, “espionage”, etc.
Who doesn't want to take their photo with a cardboard Stephen Colbert?
A great way to work with an outside organization for a display, via Wellesley Books: "Celebrating Youth Art Month with a local school art installation in the store. Inspired by an author visit with Nigerian author Ifeoma Onyefulu kindergartners from The Tenacre Country Day School made these panels with their art teacher to imitate Adire cloth designs."
"Libraries help us grow. Borrow The Beauty - Keep The Knowledge: Library." But could tailor to "Books help us grow" for bookstore displays-