YA is A-OK!

by sarahenni on November 4, 2011

Spotted at Orca Books in Olympia, WA, one of my favorite book stores on the planet.

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Sara McClung November 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

LOVE THIS. It’s just like finding something similar in Glamour (http://babblingflow.blogspot.com/2011/09/oh-yeah-glamour-thats-right.html) except your find is a bazillion times cooler :)

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

YAY!! I love that shout-out in Glamour! YA is totally taking over the world.

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Krispy November 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm

So awesome.

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I know, right?! I love these booksellers, they’re so awesome!

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Kaitlin November 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm

That rocks!

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

:D I agree!

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Erin Bowman November 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

This made my day. So awesome — all bookstores need to start declaring this truth! Thanks for sharing.

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I seriously wish I could copy this sign and post it up above every bookstore’s YA section. A fantastic way to show support for some awesome books!

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Holly November 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

That is seriously awesome!

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I love it so much!

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Stephanie Allen November 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm

This just makes me love my home state that much more =)

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Dude, Washington is the best. And this store in Olympia … I just wanted to build a cot and move in.

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Stephanie Allen November 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I haven’t been to this store yet. But I think next time I’m swinging through Olympia, I might have to.

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Magan November 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm

That’s so awesome! I LOVE IT!

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm

:D

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Jo Ramsey November 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Perfect! That sounds like a great store.

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

They’re so amazing. The kind of pure book love that makes you feel warm all over!

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Tracey Neithercott November 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

That is AWESOME!! Well done, Orca, well done.

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

They are the best! When I grow up I want to be Orca Books.

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Rachele Alpine November 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Oh goodnes…how I love this! I want to make lots of these and put them in the bookstores around me!

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

DO IT! (and take pics!)

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Yahong November 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Oh my God oh my God. I think I’m going to print out a dozen copies of that and deliver them personally to all the indie bookstores in my area… and maybe I’ll work up some nerve to approach Chapters Indigo stores too. <3 <3 <3.

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

DO EET!!! I would love for the good word of YA to spread!

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James November 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Do women really feel self-conscious buying YA books?

Seems more like it’d be a issue for men but not women.

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I definitely see where you’re coming from with that, and I could see a guy arguably be more nervous about picking something off the YA shelves. But I think there’s a stigma around both male and female adult readers at wandering over to a section that is explicitly intended for teens.

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E. Kristin Anderson November 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I wish I still worked at a book store so that I could “borrow” this concept for a display. This made me smile. <3

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I’m so glad! <3

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prettybooks November 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Brilliant! If I owned a bookshop, I’d definitely have a sign like that.

I posted it on my blog: http://prettybooks.tumblr.com/post/12335864828 and credited, as promised! :)

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm

YAY! Thanks for the link back, love!

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Christina Lee November 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I am grinning ear to ear!!!! made of awesome sauce!

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm

AGREED!!

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Capillya November 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I LOVE this! If I ever go to Olympia, WA you best believe I’m going to buy some books from this store. =)

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm

YAY! You should definitely check out Oly sometime :)

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Gracie November 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm

That is SO cool… I love it. :)

Also… I gave you an award on my blog: http://iamwriterhearmeroar.blogspot.com/2011/11/random-stuff-including-but-not-limited.html :)

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sarahenni November 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Thank you SO much Gracie!!

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Jessica Love November 5, 2011 at 1:38 am

I want to drop this sign in every YA section everywhere!

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sarahenni November 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Me too! YA revolution!

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Hayley November 5, 2011 at 3:28 am

Love it!!!!!!!!

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KT November 5, 2011 at 6:25 am

I. love. this.

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Miss Cole November 5, 2011 at 8:45 am

Best sign ever!

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Beth S. November 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

That is made of awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Claire Dawn November 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm

SO tired of arguing with acquaintances over my RIGHT to read and write YA. The funny thing is that I occasionally read adult fiction too, and half the time the characters are shallow, adn the plot is scattered, and I’m sent packing back to YA. lol.

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sarahenni November 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I am right there with you, lady. Sometimes in the middle of an adult novel I just want to scream at the characters. “Do something!” YA always keeps you on your toes!

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Katy Upperman November 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Love it! How have I never been to Orca Books?! Time to make the trek to Olympia, I think. :)

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sarahenni November 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

It’s new and used, and just SUCH a wide selection, such great people! Definitely go check it out!!

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Carrie November 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

This is awesome

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Donna @ The Happy Booker November 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

What an awesome sign to spot! And its so true. I remember when my friend had to bully me into reading Harry Potter all those many moons ago, I had been reluctant because it was a “kids” book. It has since become one of my all time favorite reads. Today, on my review blog, I review YA and Adult fiction almost equally, but probably leaning more toward YA simply because I enjoy it so much.

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Sarah November 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

So glad you took a picture of this and posted- I linked to it on my blog too. Public libraries need this sign too!

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Sasha November 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

LOVE.

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Tanya February 28, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Hi Sarah – I hope it is alright, I used the above photo in a blog post I just wrote about YA fantasy lit. I link the photo back to this post & give you attribution by name, but let me know if it’s an issue :) http://www.geekquality.com/ya-fantasy/

Love your site, will check back in in the future!

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