WtD! has been fairly quiet lately, but it is back in a big way with three displays we are proud to say Yes, way! to.
Appropriate for August (and timed to cash in on a big summer movie adaptation) is this travel-themed Eat, Pray, Love display at Words Worth Books in Waterloo. That banner, by the way, was hand-made by a WWB staffer out of uncooked noodles, flowers, and beads. This is something we’d very much like to see more of: displays that employ methods used by kids making crafts at camp. Seriously. (Photo courtesy of Words Worth Books)
Meanwhile, the Forest Hill location of Toronto’s Type Books has a classy display for Pucci, Taschen’s book about Italian designer Emilio Pucci. The display is very stylish and colourful, and likely the exact thing for the store’s tony – nay, filthy rich – neighbourhood. Five bucks says more than one person came in looking to buy the dress*. (Photo courtesy of Hornblower Books)
After travel and fashion, we come to the real heart of the book trade: nerds. Or rather, Nerds, the new middle-grade novel from Michael Buckley, published by Amulet Books. Here we see a real corker of a display at Vancouver KidsBooks “ this thing must work like a kid-magnet. Way to think outsi“ er, inside the box, folks! (Photo courtesy of Canadian Manda Group)
*UPDATE: Type Books confirms: