I have long wanted to have a neon sign created for my bookstore. I envisioned a “moving sign” that would have glowing pages flipping in jerky stop motion, something unique and artistic to draw the eye to our store. I called around to several neon sign designers, and my dream was promptly smashed to smithereens when I was informed that my proposed signage could cost upwards of $1600. My neon dream melted away for the most part, but today apparently not altogether, as my subconscious drove me to do a google search for neon signs today.
Lo and behold! I found one! It’s not as glamorous as the $1600 version, but it doesn’t come with the insane price tag either, so I was more than willing to compromise!
I headed over to ebay, and promptly purchased a unique, book themed tasteful “neon” sign for $26.99, including shipping. Granted it will be shipped using a method slower than a wounded snail, but according to their page, I’m going to have a unique, bookstore worthy sign glowing in my front window sometime in the next three weeks.
I found competitors offering the same sign for $8.99, with shipping for $16.99, meaning that I could have saved $1.01, but that still didn’t dampen my enthusiasm over my recent purchase. Did I mention that it has a neon book? It has a neon book! A NEON BOOK! NEON!!! Anyhow, moving on….
I almost bought two right off the bat, but thought that I should actually see one in action before committing to one for my second store front window. Given that I don’t actually HAVE said sign in my possession, perhaps I should be a little more skeptical about its quality, but the reviews from other buyers seem very positive.
If you too, would like one of these little beauties for your store, simply visit ebay and search for “Neon Bookstore” or “Neon Book” and you should unearth the same glowing greatness that I did this morning. I have included a link here, but my guess is that this one will get snapped up by the first savvy bookstore owner that sees it!