And the New Year rituals begin...
It's January. Here at SB, that means inventory. We count every book in the store: new, used, upstairs and down. It's a necessary and tedious process, one that hurts both back and brain. The uptick is that we put our hands on the entire stock, refresh our memories, and reconnect with all of them. We also cull what's been sitting around for a while to make room for new titles. Some of them are tough to let go, but if there's one certainty in this business it's this: there is always the Next Great Book. And below we've spotlighted a few of them, but be sure to click on the New Releases box to see this week's entire list.