We are winners

August 15, 2007

All our hard work trying to come up with creative window displays has paid off, literally! Lonely Planet Publications chose our window as the winner in their Encounter Window Display Contest. It was our Literary Encounter display from a month or two ago, and we were just written up in Shelf Awareness (for the second time!) with a photo:

Image of the Day: WORD Is Display Winner

WORD Bookstore, the new store in Brooklyn, N.Y., owned by Christine Onorati (Shelf Awareness, May 1), has won Lonely Planet’s Encounter display contest and will receive a $500 cash prize. In June, booksellers were challenged to design an original window or table display featuring Lonely Planet’s new Encounter Guides. Onorati’s display included an old typewriter and suitcase and many Lonely Planet titles.

Thanks to our “Clerk Extraordinaire” Matt Lombardi for his never-ending devotion to creating awesome window displays. If you haven’t seen his most recent masterpiece, here’s a taste:

No dry erase marker is safe around Matt. (PS. Check out Matt’s blog in the Clerk Diaries section of this site.)

Oh…and the cash prize from the contest has been put toward a new projector for our downstairs event space. Keep your eye on our event listings, we’re planning our first WORD Wii Invitational soon!

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