Friday Whatnot: November 14, 2014

Pick up the phone!

This trailer for John Grisham’s new book–Gray Mountainwould be great to share on social media. Or just send it out in an email with the subject line “Pick up the phone!” It certainly got my attention. (And had me checking my phone for missed calls.)


For those who like to judge books by their covers, here’s an behind-the-curtain (under-the-cover?) look at the cover design of Brock Clarke’s The Happiest People in the World. It’s written by Creative Director Anne Winslow and featured on the Algonquin blog.


And earlier this week, NPR carried this story: These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into. Annabelle Quezada and La Shea Delaney create parodies of songs by Kanye West and Jay-Z… but with a more bookish approach.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she’s a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type.

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