Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sweet Summertime Reads: At the Bookstore!

For the last week I have been hosting the Sweet Summertime Reads feature with Fiction Folio & Rather Be Reading.  We've been giving you summer book recommendations, showing you our favorite summer reading spots, and thrown out quite a few giveaways!  Today we're focusing on summer reading at our local bookstores.  I visited my neighborhood Barnes & Noble and snapped a few photos of their summer displays. 

When I walk into my Barnes & Noble, I always go straight to the YA section.  I can't help myself.  As I made my way down the aisles I noticed this fabulous display on one of the end caps.  My heart began fluttering as I saw Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echols, Jenny Han, Jessi Kirby, Morgan Matson... such fabulous book recommendations!

I highly encourage you to read some (why not all?) of these this summer!  Whoever picked these to display as "Summer Romance" picks for teens was spot on!

Need more convincing than just a display? Check out my reviews for some that are mentioned:

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

As I made my way down the center aisle (because I always have to go check out their book lover's gift section -- how cute are those Vera Bradley bookmarks?! Why yes I own the Vera Bradley nook case, too :) -- I noticed these ADORABLE summer beach totes.  Right now Barnes & Noble is offering them for $9.95 when you purchase any two books in the store (please read the fine print & do not quote me exactly on this, but I believe this is what I saw mentioned).  Such great totes to throw a few books in & take along with you to the beach or pool this summer!

Have you visited your local bookstore lately?  What sort of summer displays do they have? I was almost tempted to create my own summer reading piles on one of the tables in the teen section, but then thought they may not appreciate that - ha!  Don't forget to enter our giveaways -- JENNIFER ECHOLS, FROM WHAT I REMEMBER..., JESSI KIRBY, RATHER BE READING SUMMER BOOK PICKS.


  1. I love those displays :) and I always head to the YA section also!

  2. Jenny Han, Matson Morgan and Jennifer Echols? That should be banned, seriously, you'd think with that much awesomesness in one place it would explode! We have a similar taste have such fabulous taste! ;D Ahaha, that is so cute. I just imagined you going round the store, snapping pictures and the staff looking at you weirdly, wondering what you were doing... Cute totes, perfect for the beach. It's decided, I'm going to pay you and bookland a visit! :)

  3. I love summertime. I love that B&N does themed displays! I went to Book People and while it was great to be there, they didn't have a specific display set up. :-/ They still had featured authors, but not the same as good ol' b&n. :)

  4. I love those totes!!!! I saw them at my BN the other day and totally wanted to get the green one... I <3 green! Eeeee, now I want to go book buying!

  5. I just saw that display yesterday at my own B&N yesterday! And the totes are so cute.

  6. My B&N didn't have a very good summer picks selection but they did have the tote bags. I really want one now. Thanks for recommending so many wonderful summer books on your blog. I'm itching to re-read Jenny Han's Summer trilogy since I enjoyed it so much last year. :)

  7. I love the bags in this picture! They're so cute and they look perfect for a trip to the beach or the park :)


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