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Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover… Unless


Allow me to introduce myself.  My favourite pastimes include; reading and writing (poetry is my favourite), visiting tasty food establishments around Ottawa, putting way too much effort into my Instagram, watching Netflix (currently obsessed with Riverdale), and playing sports such as volleyball and field hockey! I like to read all types of books and can’t wait to share some of my all-time faves with you. I will also branch out and tell you guys about some “hidden gem” titles you won’t find at your local big-box bookstore.

Stay tuned for library news, book recommendations, and other fun surprises! I would love to hear from you, so feel free to comment, to send me book recommendations or cool book news you may have!

Here's my first post:

Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover… Unless

Last March Steve St. Pierre, an artist from Ottawa, decided he needed to start a new project. He loved his job, but something was missing. Having always loved to design

book jackets, he came up with the perfect way to reconnect himself with his favourite parts of design. The idea; to design a new book jacket everyday based off of titles for

books that have yet to be written. He asked the general public the seemingly simple question: “What’s the title of your life story?”

St. Pierre had no idea the overwhelming response this question would produce. In a matter of weeks hundreds of people sent in the creative, candid, and humorous titles of

their unwritten biographies. After that, he created amazing covers for some of the lucky title submissions through his “Jacket Everyday” project. Bringing one title to life everyday.


What would you title your own life story? What would the cover of your biography look like? You never know, it could be on the shelves one day!

Check out the “Jacket Everyday” Instagram to see more of Steve St. Pierre’s designs: @jacketeveryday


Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Bloggers in Residence are fantastic teen volunteer writers from across the city. They blog about their favourite teen reads and authors, and get writing assignments to cover special teen events happening at the library. Their residency rotates throughout the year. Call-outs for upcoming terms are made through the Teen Blog.