The content of a book is, of course, what matters. But a great book can be made even better with a cool title. And a bad book that would never otherwise leave its mark can at least be made memorable with a creative title. Here are six of the more interesting titles that have been used:
I was sad to hear the news that Philip Roth had died on May 22nd, the very day I accepted my new position here at Northshire Bookstore as the new events manager, but he had had a full career and, amazingly, retired from writing fiction in 2012. A perennial candidate for the Nobel, every year I wondered whether that would be the year he won. I have not read his work extensively, but was deeply impressed by the books I know.
One of Northshire Bookstore’s strongest assets is its people. Each bookseller brings a distinct personality and unique skill set, all of which come together to better serve our customers. Sarah Donner is one such personality.
When I was in high school, musical tastes and fandom were tribal. My small group of friends cross-pollinated our tastes and albums and concert going experiences. Sure, we were individuals deep down, holding our own separate passions closer to the vest when the group itself didn't truly take a shine to a particular group or artist (I remember one of my best friends was truly crazy about Kiss, but also the Raspberries, neither of which disparate groups took hold with our overall party).
What can children learn by coming to the bookstore, besides how to select a book...