Friday, September 17, 2021

Delayed

Quartz has an informative article about book delays. Basically, more people want physical books, lumber is in short supply and with COVID, there's a reduction in workers to make paper. Many books are printed in China. Port congestion, lack of shipping containers, a shortage of dockworkers and trucker are slowing the movement of books from warehouses to stores.

For the 2021 holiday season the key is to shop early. Huber said to preorder any books you’re looking forward and be flexible. Remember, independent-bookstores can help customers find a suitable replacement gift if the one they want is not in stock. Most important, they say: “Be nice to retail workers, as we cannot control the supply chain, and the shortages aren’t our fault.” The same advice applies to our library staff.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Fall Releases

Staff at LitHub has reviewed some of the new fall book releases. Of what they've read so far, here's their reviews and recommendations. Here's an additional 222 books released in July -December. Until then, here's some of their picks you can pick up right now and now.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Book Store Hours

As I mention, " hours subject to change", I received the following from Fulco Library System. This applies to Ocee, as well as Spruill Oaks, Alpharetta, Milton, etc.

"Friends groups with open book stores manned by volunteers that their hours per county guidelines would now only be allowed between 10am-2pm. The County is committed to the safety of all volunteers, staff and patrons. We know this change affects bookstore volunteers and patrons. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause."

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Afghan Women

Beyond the sound bites, Book Riot has selected 9 memoirs by Afghan women.


MY FORBIDDEN FACE BY LATIFA

OPEN SKIES: MY LIFE AS AFGHANISTAN’S FIRST FEMALE PILOT BY NILOOFAR RAHMANI WITH ADAM SIKES

THE STORYTELLER’S DAUGHTER: ONE WOMAN’S RETURN TO HER LOST HOMELAND BY SAIRA SHAH

LOAD POEMS LIKE GUNS: WOMEN’S POETRY FROM HERAT, AFGHANISTAN TRANSLATED BY FARZANA MARIE

Check the library catalogue for those in the list and others.