Japanese Book StackingSome bookstore employees where I live seem annoyed enough when you ask them to point you in the direction of the poetry section — so probably NO: they won’t be stacking books in this fashion any time soon.

But who knows! As more and more readers make the switch to eBooks, maybe American bookstores (and distributors) will start upping their interior-design game to catch the eyes of buyers.

This takes attention-grabbing end caps to a whole new level

Apparently in Japan, the craze is in full swing, with several competing styles of creative book-stacking: the Tower, the Spiral, and the Tornado!

Check out this site to see more images of impressive book-stacking techniques.

What do you think? Would a tower of books pique your interest? What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to attract attention to your book? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Chris Robley

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is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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