If you are a librarian with a small budget, it is very important to have a good relationship with your local bookseller, especially if he or she carries used books and gives discounts to libraries. I am especially blessed by Snowbound Books, particularly because I worked there while pursuing my MLIS. The people there don't cut my any extra-special deals - I get 20% off books I'm buying for either of my libraries, but do have to pay tax if the library isn't directly paying the store for it. However, they know that if I say the book is going in my library, it will end up in my library.
And so it is with this lot. Many are used, but some are new. Some are ones I've read and know are good; others are award-winners or are popular; and still others are gambles. Let's take a look at what I have to add to the public library's collection.
|It's a used copy!|