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Ways to Display! Corey Mintz at Type Books

Type Books on Queen Street West in Toronto has a new window display celebrating Corey Mintz’s book, How to Host a Dinner Party (House of Anansi Press). The display was designed by Type staffer Kalpna Patel.

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Way to Display! Freedom to Read Week

Across Canada, libraries, booksellers, and literacy organizations are hosting events in honour of Freedom to Read Week, which runs until March 2.

Click on the thumbnails below to see photos, then check out the Quillblog calendar for upcoming events.

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Way to Display! Nick Bland’s The Runaway Hug at Kidsbooks

It’s been awhile since Quillblog posted a “Way to Display!” storefront photo, but this was too cute to resist.

Vancouver’s Kidsbooks has dedicated windows to The Runaway Hug, written by Nick Bland and illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Scholastic Canada). The warm and fuzzy display follows Lucy as she runs around the house, sharing bedtime hugs with everyone in her family. (Photo: Scholastic Canada)

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Way to Display! Maggie Stiefvater’s Forever at Mabel’s Fables

Forever, the final instalment in Virginia author Maggie Stiefvater’s girl-meets-lycanthrope YA series, hits the streets this week. To celebrate, Toronto’s Mabel’s Fables gets all creepy and cold with its window display. (Photo courtesy of Scholastic Canada)

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Way to Display: Type Books turns five

In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Type Books in Toronto (883 Queen St. W.) has put together a birthday-themed storefront. The window treatment is just part of the celebration, which culminates in a full-day, in-store party on April 30, and features books by 18 local authors who will perform at the event. Authors on the program include Andrew Pyper, Jessica Westhead, and Michael Redhill. The full line-up is listed in Type’s birthday flyer.

Type Books' Birthday window

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Way to Display! Franklin’s 25th at Mabel’s Fables

Loveably imperfect, fundamentally decent, and slightly neurotic young animal characters are pretty thick on the ground these days, but one of the true originals, Franklin the turtle, turns 25 this year. To celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark’s Franklin in the Dark (Kids Can Press), Mabel’s Fables in Toronto went full-on half-shell for their window display. What other 25-year-old could get away with standing in the window of a bookstore on his birthday, waving at passersby and wearing nothing but a fireman’s hat? (Photo courtesy of Kids Can Press)

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Way to Display! “Pink Republic” by Flavio Trevisan at Type Books

Artist Flavio Trevisan has a special installation in the window of Type Books on Queen St. West in Toronto. Using millboard, fibreboard, and acrylic paint, Trevisan has created a tactile map of downtown Toronto – in pink. (Take that, Don Cherry.) Below the map are a number of books that have inspired Trevisan, such as Toronto: No Mean City, edited by Eric Arthur, City of Quartz by Mike Davis, The Works by Kate Ascher, and What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry. (Photo courtesy of Type Books)

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Way to Display! C’est Noël, David! at Indigo in Montreal

That’s right: it’s the holiday edition of Way to Display!, with a too-cool-for-yule display for C’est Noël, David! (Scholastic Canada), the French edition of David Shannon’s It’s Christmas, David!, at the Indigo in downtown Montreal. (Photo courtesy of Scholastic Canada)

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Way to Display! The Hunger Games trilogy at Vancouver Kidsbooks

The upcoming visit from author Suzanne Collins (on Nov. 2) to Vancouver Kidsbooks inspired the store to once again go all-out on its exterior, opting for an eye-catching – yet more than a little menacing – “fear the future” theme very much appropriate to Collins’ mega-selling Hunger Games trilogy. (Photo courtesy of Scholastic Canada)

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Way to Display! August three-fer UPDATED

WtD! has been fairly quiet lately, but it is back in a big way with three displays we are proud to say Yes, way! to.

Appropriate for August (and timed to cash in on a big summer movie adaptation) is this travel-themed Eat, Pray, Love display at Words Worth Books in Waterloo. That banner, by the way, was hand-made by a WWB staffer out of uncooked noodles, flowers, and beads. This is something we’d very much like to see more of: displays that employ methods used by kids making crafts at camp. Seriously. (Photo courtesy of Words Worth Books)

Meanwhile, the Forest Hill location of Toronto’s Type Books has a classy display for Pucci, Taschen’s book about Italian designer Emilio Pucci. The display is very stylish and colourful, and likely the exact thing for the store’s tony – nay, filthy rich – neighbourhood. Five bucks says more than one person came in looking to buy the dress*. (Photo courtesy of Hornblower Books)

After travel and fashion, we come to the real heart of the book trade: nerds. Or rather, Nerds, the new middle-grade novel from Michael Buckley, published by Amulet Books. Here we see a real corker of a display at Vancouver KidsBooks – this thing must work like a kid-magnet. Way to think outsi– er, inside the box, folks! (Photo courtesy of Canadian Manda Group)

*UPDATE: Type Books confirms:

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