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Book Display Posters – Free To Use

As you may know, I volunteer in the book department at my local St Barnabas charity shop. Every week I change the display and yesterday I made some posters for the next few week’s displays.

Book Display Posters

Today I’m doing an author spotlight display on Margaret Dickinson. She’s a Lincolnshire lady so I thought it was about time we showcased her work!
I’ve read some of her books (before I changed from historical fiction to thrillers) and I really enjoyed them.

author spotlight Margaret Dickinson Book Display Posters

The display for June 30th is called – There’s a book for that! The display will consist of How-To books.

There's a book for that - Book Display Posters

The week after, I’m doing another creative crafts display because we’ve had lots of craft items donated recently.

Creative crafts - Book Display Posters

I’ll be putting the classics on display the following week. You can’t beat the classics!

It's a classic - Book Display Posters

The week after will be a young adult fiction display. We get lots of donations of YA novels so it should be a great display.

Young adult fiction - Book Display Posters

I’m looking forward to the next book display. It’s called – An Enchanting Read and I’ve been saving up all the books on witches, wizards and magic that have been donated for the last few months.

An enchanting read - Book Display Posters

The last one I’ve done for now is called – Feed your brain, grab a bite to read. It’s just going to be a mixed display of fiction and non-fiction books.

Feed your brain, grab a bite to read - Book Display Posters

I’ve got lots more posters to make for the displays for the of the year but these will keep us going for a while 🙂

These book display posters are free to use. I made them using Canva with free to use images from Pixabay
It’s easy to design and print your own posters, but if you prefer, you can just order some from

All images on this post only – CC0 Public Domain – Free for commercial use
No attribution required

Author Spotlight – James Patterson – Book Display

Author Spotlight James Patterson

I’m not a James Patterson fan but only because I’ve never read any of his books. I’ve got one on my ‘to be read’ bookcase but I keep putting it off. I’m not sure but I will get to it one day.

I never realised how many books he’d written until I started working at my local St Barnabas charity shop. We always get loads donated but just recently we seem to have had more than usual. The other volunteers mentioned that we had more than usual and asked if we could do a display.

I’d organised displays for the next few months but decided to move them around and fit in another Author Spotlight display.

Author spotlight James Patterson

Author spotlight James Patterson

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Meet Someone New, Read A Biography – Book Display

Read A Biography

We get an abundance of biography and autobiography books donated to the St Barnabas charity shop where I volunteer.

I did a book display with them to try and sell off some of the surplus stock 🙂 It did quite well, I’m happy to say.

Meet someone new, read a biography

Meet someone new, read a biography

My, ‘to be read’ list contains a few autobiographies. I’m looking forward to reading Anthony Kiedis and Suggs.
I’ve also got Dear Fatty to read by Dawn French. I don’t know when I’ll get round to them though, I have so many books I want to read and not enough time to read them all!

The next display is another author spotlight. We’ve been donated a huge amount of James Patterson books so hopefully putting them on display will help them sell faster. There are just too many of them to fit them all on the shelf!


Maureen Lee Author Spotlight – Book Display

Author Spotlight Maureen Lee


Maureen Lee is a very popular author, well she is in our  St Barnabas shop anyway! I put about 25 of her books out on the display table on Friday. When it came time to change the display, there were only about 6 left.

Halfway through the week, I had to condense the display to half the table as we didn’t have enough books to add more. I put children’s books on the other side!

We have an abundance of James Patterson books now so maybe I’ll do another author spotlight in a few weeks. From experience, James Patterson is even more popular!

Maureen Lee Author Spotlight Book Display

Maureen Lee Author Spotlight Book Display

Maureen Lee Author Spotlight Book Display Poster

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My Weekend Is Booked – Book Displays

My Weekend Is Booked

I spent the first weekend of the school holidays reading my book so this was certainly true for me! It was a lovely relaxing start to the school holidays. It helped me stay 3 books ahead for my Goodreads challenge!

I picked a selection of genres to display at the charity shop, St Barnabas, where I volunteer 2 mornings a week.


My Weekend Is Booked Book Display

My Weekend Is Booked Book Display

My Weekend Is Booked Book Display

We’ve also done a ‘Special Diets’ display and a ‘Creative Crafts’ display. They were both very popular. Someone bought one of the dietary books before I’d even had a chance to go and fetch my camera!

Special diets book display

Special diets book display

Creative Crafts Book Display Poster

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St Patrick’s Day Book Display – Irish Authors

St Patrick’s Day Irish Authors

I collected all genres of books by Irish authors for our St Patrick’s Day book display. Here’s a little about St Patrick from Wiki:

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Some of the authors I collected were:

  • Marian Keyes
  • Frank McCourt
  • Roddy Doyle
  • Sheila O’Flanagan
  • Cecelia Ahern
  • Cathy Kelly
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Eoin Colfer

I have quite a few Marian Keyes, Cecelia Ahern and Maeve Binchy books but just lately I’ve been favouring thrillers.

St Patrick's Day Book Display Irish authors

St Patrick's Day Book Display

St Patrick's Day Book Display Irish authors

St Patrick's Day Book Display

St Patrick's Day Book Display Poster

These Books ‘BLUE’ Us Away – Book Display

These Books BLUE Us Away

We collected lots of books with blue covers for our book display. The customers at St Barnabas loved it 🙂

These books BLUE us away

These books BLUE us away

These books BLUE us away

These books BLUE us away

Next week I’ll be writing about Kaycee’s and Ella’s first book club instead of showing you one of my book displays. They’ve been sent 6 copies of James Patterson’s new children’s book, Jacky Ha-Ha and some other items to make the book club meeting fun.

Kaycee’s finished the book and Ella’s over half way. They’re both really looking forward to having their friends round to discuss the book. I’ve ordered some nibbles and drinks for them to enjoy 🙂

Read It With A Box Of Tissues – Book Display

Box of Tissues

Read it with a box of tissues is a book display that showcases true life stories. I used to be a fan of those kind of books but since having children, I can’t read them anymore. Most of them are about the author having an awful childhood and they make me too sad.
I just don’t understand, after having three gorgeous babies and watching them grow into wonderful children, how anyone could ever mistreat their child.

I do understand why people read these books, though. They help bring awareness to the public so these things aren’t kept secret.
I suspect telling their story also helps the author move forward with their life.

Read it with a box of tissues - Book DIsplay

Read it with a box of tissues - Book DIsplay

Read it with a box of tissues - Book DIsplay


20 Years Of World Book Day

World Book Day

After this year, we’ll only have one World Book Day costume to find/make. Aiden’s at college and Kaycee’s at secondary school so they don’t dress up for WBD anymore.
Ella only has one year left after this year at junior school and this year she’s sorted her own costume out.

She’s going as a unicorn. She’s borrowing Kaycee’s unicorn hoody and wearing it with a pair of shorts and some sparkly tights we bought for her.

Ella dressed as a unicorn for World Book Day

We had a WBD display at the charity shop all week but unfortunately, I didn’t get to see it because I was ill all week. I made the poster and Ant dropped in at the shop so one of the managers could do the display.

World Book Day

Blind Date With A Book – Book Display

Blind Date With A Book

We had an alternative Valentine’s display at St Barnabas charity shop last week; Blind Date With A Book. I wrapped some chic-lit books up in crepe paper and decorated them with stickers.

Everyone saved beauty sets, nail varnish and lotions throughout the week for the display from the donated items. We ended up with a lovely looking display.

The idea is to pamper yourself then grab some wine and chocolates and settle for a blind date with a book.

Blind Date With A Book

Blind Date With A Book

Blind Date With A Book

Blind Date With A Book

Blind Date With A Book

If we were to do it again, we’d put a price on each book. They didn’t sell very well because I think the customers thought they were more for decoration!

When we took the display down to put the new one up, we put the books on the counter and sold some almost straight away!

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