Innovative book display puts covers under wraps

This week in the New Books area, find something unexpected.

With their display “Take a chance on me, I’ve gotten rave reviews,” two librarians are trying to give a second chance to some fiction books that customers might have overlooked.

Michelle Eklund likes “the surprise factor” in wrapping the covers and only including keywords about the book. Jennifer Jones said, “Some covers are misleading or not attractive. All of these books have been well reviewed, but people aren’t checking them out.”

Michelle and Jennifer didn’t share the list of the covered books yet– it would ruin the surprise. They encourage you to check out the display this week and choose something appeals to you. It just might be a really nice surprise.

“Remember the adage: you can’t judge a book by it’s cover,” Jennifer quipped.

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo writer, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld and My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul.

  • Carrie

    I think this is a really cool idea! Way to think outside of the box librarians!!

  • neat-o! very creative.