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Sweet Summertime Reads: Our Local Bookstores

Confession: we spend a lot of time book shopping. Not a shocker, we know. Those marketing people sure know what they are doing when they set up books on a table and add a pretty sign. WE CANNOT RESIST. As part of Sweet Summertime Reads, we wanted to share some of the summery book displays […]

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July 19, 2012 - 9:05 am

YA Book Review: The Summer of Firsts and Lasts (Terra Elan McVoy) - […] The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy Publication Date: May 3, 2011 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 423 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer camp, sisters, first love, independence Format read: Hardcover borrowed from the libary. How I found out about it: Featured at my B&N this summer. […]

June 3, 2012 - 12:21 pm

elena - ooh thanks for sharing these girls! I’m quite jealous of your local stores, Magan! First, SARAH DESSEN CAME THERE? Second, love the level of detail in the employee recommendations. It really is apparent to how much they love the books and I love that!

June 2, 2012 - 8:23 pm

VeganYANerds - I really like the set up at your local stores! I would have a hard time walking about without buying at least one book!

One of my local stores is part of a chain and they don’t usually have anything as specific, I guess we don’t have a lot of YA come out all at once or all based on the same theme eg summer romance.

June 2, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - The B&N display is almost identical to the one here! It makes me want to stop and read every time I pass by, LOL.

Oh my gosh! I love those little handwritten signs. That is brilliant. And so personal! What a lovely idea. Alas, there’s never any reason I would be further south in Texas than Dallas, but if I’m ever near Austin, I will most definitely be going there.

I really want to read Jellicoe Road, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I really should! I hadn’t heard of Goddess Boot Camp before, but the first in the series is now on my TBR list. It looks like it could be lots of fun!

June 2, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - These bookstore displays are oh so pretty! I miss going to that particular Barnes & Noble…

And also, I miss you ladies! <3

June 2, 2012 - 11:13 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I’m a sucker for pretty displays too! Our local Chapters always does great displays of teen books, usually accompanied by staff reviews and teen reviews as well. It’s dangerous to go into the store because I either walk out with books or a much longer TBR list. And then head home and order the books that I want online.