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Manga manga manga! September 18, 2007

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Graphic novels at Towson

Here’s one way to display paperback series in an eye-catching way:

Stack each issue of the same series horizontally, with the least shelf-worn issue face-out on top.

If there are more than 4 or 5 issues of the same titles, space permitting, you might want to put the face-out issue to the immediate left of the stack.


Paperbacks on display October 7, 2006

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We hate to use the word “never,” but when it comes to paperbacks and face-out display, that pretty much never looks good.

Instead, try laying them down horizontally and making stacks of different heights, as below. It takes up shelf space and is much much neater.

Spine out works best for urban fiction September 13, 2006

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Paperbacks with curling covers can look more presentable when presented spine out, packed fairly tightly. Have more on hand to add to the display when gaps begin to occur.

Paperbacks in a basket September 12, 2006

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Paperbacks in a basket

Originally uploaded by hypatia atoz.
Even paperbacks that have seen some wear can be displayed
Don’t use baskets that are too big – a few books per basket is fine

Try this with new urban fiction!

This great idea is from Essex – Thanks!