Forever Violet: A Whimsical Book Display for Purple-Loving Prince

Shelf Renewal

Color coordination is an essential tool for quick book displays. We display red books for Valentine’s Day, and green books for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s only fitting that a book display honoring Prince would be violet in hue and theme. Celebrate the artist’s unique style and sense of playfulness with a whimsical tribute to the purple-loving pioneer.


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An Appetite for Violetsby Martine Bailey

Cat in an Indigo Mood, by Carole Nelson Douglas

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson

Indigo Slam, by Robert Crais

The Land of Green Plums, by Herta Muller

The Lilac Bus, by Maeve Binchy

Lilac Girlsby Martha Hall Kelly

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes

March Violetsby Philip Kerr

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria, by Lauren Willig


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Plum Lucky, by Janet Evanovich

Plum Wine,  by Angela Davis-Gardner

Purple America, by Rick Moody

Purple Cane Roadby James Lee Burke

Purple Dots, by James Lehrer

The Purple Heartby Marc Talbert

Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord

Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey

A Purple Place for Dying, by John D. MacDonald

The Scent of Lilacsby Ann H. Gabhart

Violet, by Lauren Royal

Violets Are Blue, by James Patterson




About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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