Maybe your library did not feature step-ladders for high shelves or advanced topics, but the prop is nevertheless helpful conveying a school theme here. The books do the heavy visual lifting, but the step ladder adds interest and a way to create more display space. Do notice the hand-drawn, book-laden library shelves in background right. Click the thumbnail for more of an overview.

Contrast with the Summer-fun oriented…
Grab a Beer at Brooks Brothers

For books in retail merchandising posts see…
Bras for Well-Read Girls
Books in Bell Jars
Vuitton and The Birth of Modern Luxury
Stepping-Up to Back-to-School” (This Post)
Novel Displayer for Novels”
Back-to-School Bulk Book Sales
Yayoi Kusama Bandana and Book for Vuitton
Cutting-Edge Pick Carding
College Bookstore Pick Card Concepts

For Back-to-School posts generally see…
College Level Back-to-School List
Back-to-School List on a Strip
Back-to-School List x 4
Stepping-Up to Back-to-School” (This Post)
Cutting-Edge Pick Carding
College Bookstore Pick Cards
In-Store Graffiti Wall
Endless Basket Back-to-School
Back-to-School Hanger Sales Peak
Scholarly Still Life in Retail
Bras for Well-Read Girls
Glorious Crayola Display Meltdown
Back-to-School Crayon Balloon Sign

For all Back-to-School resources see…
Back-to-School Lists and Merchandising“ for a visual summary.
Back-to-School Index Page” for all resources and links

Back-To-School Lists and Merchandising Pinterest Board

For all Necktie and Bow Tie research aids see…
Necktie Fixtures and Merchandising in Retail“ Pinterest Board
Neckties and Bow Ties” Index Page

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