Monday, 9 February 2009

Picture Post: UK Borders YA Section

As some of you may know, I work at a large UK Borders store, which is situated on a retail park. I love seeing pictures of the YA sections in US stores (it looks like heaven!), and I thought that some people may be interested to see what our Teenage section looks like.

In comparison to the US, things are very different over here: we have less books, different covers, mostly paperbacks, and a smaller selection, due to the fact that hundreds of books aren't even published in the UK.

Click on the images to make them huge, and let me know what you think!


The Teenage section:








One of many Stephenie Meyer/Twilight displays, and my recommends shelf (someone bought the copy of Twilight with my review on it! Grrr!):




And this is a leaflet for the monthly teen fiction book club that I run with my friend Karen:


15 comments:

sharonanne said...

Coolness. I wish that I could fly over four your book group on the 26th! I'm really in love with the U.K. Hunger Games cover.

Lenore said...

Oh yeah - I'd love to be a part of your Hunger Games book club!

H said...

You have a Hunger Games book club? I think I love you :) Unfortunately, I don't recognise the Borders.

prophecygirl said...

Yeah H, they all chose The Hunger Games as February's book! I can't wait to discuss that one!

robin_titan said...

Oooh that looks so cool! I love how a lot of UK covers are actually much better than the US ones

Luisa said...

I love Borders. And I love these pics!

stargirlreads said...

your teen sections bigger than ours. although the one an hour away is huge

Kimberly Derting said...

I love this post! Thank you so much for sharing your pics!!! :)

Hillary said...

I love your Uglies series covers. And the Hunger Games cover is cool. I'd read the It Girls if they had covers like yours here! I need some foreign books....

I really like how there are reviews on the books. That seems very useful.

Bookworm said...

I love the UK...wanna switch? (:

Steph Su said...

SO pretty. Sigh.

Thao said...

I'd love to be in this store for weeks : ) look fabulous!

Liz said...

I love these shots - thanks so much for sharing! I don't even think the Borders on Oxford Street has such a nice selection. Hearing about a bookseller as enthusiastic as you, makes me tingly all over!

Em said...

Your bookclub sounds like a lot of fun! And Hunger Games is a great selection for discussion. You'll have to let us know what else you pick for your bookclub!

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