Recently, I read a book that I had picked completely by mistake. As many of you will know, at Suffolk Libraries we have a limited number of withdrawn stock for sale and these shelves are just as popular with us librarians as they are with customers.
On my shelving rounds a while back, my eye was caught by a book spine and cover that looked identical in style to two books I already owned. Hoorah, I thought – a third by the same author. So, I bought it. It wasn’t until I took it off my shelf at home that I realised it wasn’t the same author at all but it was similar. I enjoyed it very much and it did have a very comparable feel.
This is where book cover designers have become very clever and more and more you can group books in the vein of, ‘If you liked that, then you will probably like this’, and it works. If you are looking for something new to read, I can highly recommend hopping onto the Suffolk Libraries site to browse and let yourself be led by judging a book by its cover.
Don’t forget to reserve your books as normal or make use of the Select & Collect service we are providing and say hello as you come and pick up your books from Hadleigh Library. It is always great to see you.
Hadleigh Library, 29 High Street, Hadleigh IP7 5AG / 01473 823778.