I’ve been sharing a few photos of our new display, Read your way across the USA, on Facebook and Instagram, and there has been such an outpouring of interest, I thought I would expand upon the idea and include some more detailed photos and a list of books that are currently featured. The display was created by our Visual Merchandising Manager, Anne, after a lot of meticulous research. Each book on display is set in a specific state, so while there have obviously been a lot of books that take place in a lot of states, Anne had to find the ones that were still in print so we could carry them in our store and she could use them on display. This display is up indefinitely, and we hope that it will create conversation that helps it to evolve over time. If you know of any more books that take place in Delaware, North Dakota, or any other state, comment on this post and let us know. There’s room to expand the display, so maybe this can become a team effort!
For those of you who plan on stopping by the store, you can find the display in the event space on the 2nd floor of our main store.
For all inquiring minds, here is the complete list of books currently on display:
The Big Sleep- Raymond Chandler
Cannery Row- John Steinbeck
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Daughter of Fortune- Isabelle Allende
Get Shorty- Elmore Leonard
House of Leaves- Mark Danielewski
If He Hollers Let Him Go- Chester Himes
The Joy Luck Club- Amy Tan
A Visit from the Goon Squad- Jennifer Egan
The Virgin Suicides – JeffreyEugenides