Booksellers Share Display Ideas on Pinterest

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    Booksellers are encouraged to check out two new Pinterest boards now available as a community photo-sharing space for store display ideas.

    The two Pinterest boards have gained plenty of followers — more than 150 for each board — and booksellers are encouraged to join in the creative pursuit and start sharing pictures of imaginative, resourceful, and crafty bookstore displays. Check out:


    A Valentine's Day display window at Burke's Book Store in Memphis, Tennessee, posted on the Creative Bookstore Windows Pinterest board.

    Managed by Gary Robson of Red Lodge Books & Tea in Red Lodge, Montana, the Pinterest boards are a great opportunity to create a community resource for booksellers to share and discover new ideas for showcasing books and sidelines in a variety of different ways — from featuring seasonal or holiday window displays to highlighting Banned Books Week titles and picks from local authors and illustrators.

    To share pictures and ideas on the Creative Bookstore Windows or Effective Bookstore Displays pages, visit the page, follow the board (sign up for Pinterest via a Facebook account or an e-mail address) and leave a comment on the board or on Robson’s blog post to be authorized to pin to the boards. These pages are open to ABA members and non-members alike.

    For more information, check out Robson’s blog post documenting the project, and visit Creative Bookstore Windows or Effective Bookstore Displays to see what fellow booksellers are putting together in their stores.