Book spotting

I was wandering through the Ferguson Library the other day, with no determined purpose, when I spotted one of the usual book displays on the first floor and noticed that the arrangement of the books seemed a little…familiar. “This Side of Paradise” next to “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit”? “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” propped next to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? And then I realized – the books on display were all part of the article I wrote back in July about novels with local references. The library display is titled “A Connecticut Story” (I like that! It reminds me of “The Philadelphia Story”), and I was very happily surprised to see a neat printout of the list The Advocate compiled for the article stacked next to the books. It’s certainly a long enough list to stretch into the crisp months of fall (a Stephen King for Halloween, perhaps?). The next time I’m in the library, I hope to see some of these novels snapped up for a cozy armchair read…

Kudos to the Ferguson Library for the clever idea – and the display looks beautiful. Does anyone at the library know who put this together? I’d like to say thanks!


Olivia Just

4 Responses

  1. lisa wilson grant says:

    ‎”Roton Point” Book signing tomorrow 1-3 at Rainy Faye bookstore (next to the library) at 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport. Roton Point was an amusement park in Norwalk from 1880’s until 1941, and this is an amusement park postcard history book we put together – please come and say “hi”!!

  2. To be organized in things are really important. It is to maintain it’s beauty and status. It is good for the book stores owner.

  3. Olivia Just says:

    Oh wow, thank you! The display was such a great idea, and I’m so glad the article was inspiration.

  4. Maura says:

    Hi Olivia,

    Carolyn Karwoski, supervisor for Adult & Reader Services read your article and had the idea for the display. Ellen Sullivan, a Librarian helped put the display together! Thank you for your blog post!