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