A big congratulations goes out to the Aliso Viejo Branch Library, the winner of the Alexander McCall Smith Holiday Display contest. 

As some of you may remember, a few months back we held a contest to win a special visit from Alexander McCall Smith during his next tour. To enter, a library had to create a holiday display celebrating the works of  the beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Take a look at the incredible display that the Aliso Viejo Branch Library put together…

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It was a tough competition and there were so many great displays submitted that we felt a need to showcase more entries. We have created an Alexander McCall Smith Pinterest board to share some of these great displays with you, and to perhaps give you some ideas of your own!

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“Librarians, in my view, are very much the heroes and heroines of the book world. My lifetime love affairs with books started right there, with librarians as the matchmakers!” –Alexander McCall Smith

Announcing the Winner of the Alexander McCall Smith Display Contest!

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  • I’m a fan and a librarian too, really loved these displays. We may even steal a few ideas for our own library in Red Bank, NJ. The displays feature his Detective Agency series; it would be fun to think of a display focused on the books set in Edinburgh.

  • We love these displays! Is there any place where we can see the other participants of this contest?

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