The book sales are coming! The book sales are coming!
Throughout the year, libraries in my area hold regular book sales, purging their systems of materials they can’t use on their shelves. But October is the golden month, with their biggest sales coalescing within a few days of each other. The libraries raise money. The patrons get great deals. Everybody wins! Now, with only a few weeks to go, I just need to make room on my shelves…
Read on for more bookish updates on this week’s State of the Stacks.
It’s been a wonderfully productive week catching up on some buys from last year’s sales, but I did find a little something on Edelweiss that was too tempting to ignore:
- Finding Christmas by Karen Schaler
Only one book reviewed here celebrated its Publication Day this past week. It’s officially out in the wild and you can snag your own copy from stores and libraries everywhere.
- Christmas by the Lighthouse by Rebecca Boxall
Reading About Books
If you’re not reading a book, the next best thing is reading about books. Here’s a selection of bookish news and essays I enjoyed this week:
- Author Michelle Rial has a fun look at publishing through a series of charts.
- Julia Wick for the LA Times details a court’s ruling that might have finally ended the battle over John Steinbeck’s estate.
That’s that— the State of the Stacks.