The bookstore blog has been neglected for a while. The holiday season was very busy and since I usually order books in small quantities, I needed to place orders nearly every day during the busiest weeks. This method seems to work best as it means we can stock new titles constantly and do not have to deal with large scale returns. It also means that specially ordered books arrive in a few days. Sometimes mistakes are made, sometimes customers order books they decide they don’t want., it’s exhausting at times. Things slow down in January though. There is time to do inventory, close the books on the past year and find time to read all those good new books.