After a hiatus that lasted way too long, we’re back!
In recent months we’re been experimenting with color-themed window displays at Book Bank, starting with “I can’t remember the title of the book, but I know it was blue!” Then we tried “Have you red these titles?” and “Recycling books is green!” Currently our window features books with orange covers under the theme “Orange you glad you found a bookstore?”
Unfortunately this approach to decoration probably puts us out of the running in the local competition for Best Holiday Decoration. Orange, it seems, no longer puts folks in mind of Christmas. But in 19th century England it was quite a treat to receive an orange in your Christmas stocking (imported from Portugal or Spain, we think.) So call us old-fashioned.
The owner of Book Bank has ruled out “We’re dreaming of a white Christmas” as our next color-themed display. And no, we’re not going with “50 Shades of Gray”. Maybe we’ll do “We’re tickled pink to see you!” if we can find enough books with pink covers. That sounds hard, but we were surprised at how many orange books we found once we started looking.
Suggestions are welcome.