I love airport bookstores. They’re like Cliff Notes of the book publishing industry, and I’m always fascinated about what books they stock.
I spent a lot of time in the Phoenix International Airport yesterday, and my tour of the Borders therein showed me something: Hair, especially hair on the back of the head, is big in book covers:
I have no idea why. Maybe it’s the jet lag, but I can’t figure out why this is a hot trend. I’m guessing a back of the head book hit big somewhere along the line. Even John Grisham’s on the bandwagon:
So what’s with all the hair? I think it’s important to note that I didn’t see the Allison Winn Scotch cover in the bookstore, but on her blog when she noted that the cover changed for the paperback version of the book (the original cover, which I loved, is here).
So, tell me what you think: what’s with all the hair?