If you work at a public service desk at a library, you're sure to have worked with a customer who asked for help in finding a book, but he or she wasn't able to remember details about it other than the subject and the color of its binding/cover.
The next time you get a question like this, try Daniel Russell's technique to see if it helps:
- Go to Google Images search
- search for the book's topic and the word "book"
- click on a color chip
Optionally, you can search Google Books and view the covers to see if one is a match for the one your customer is looking for. Even though there isn't a color filter, you can...
- search for the topic
- on the results page choose Books and Grid view
- alternately, filter by date (choose 21st century for books likely to be in your library's collection)