I like to think that a big part of my job is giving people good news. The good news is usually that cool books are on their way. This is especially true this year, with a blockbuster set of fall releases hitting the stores on a weekly basis. But not all of the news is good.
These are uncertain times, and one of the big results, and thereafter causes, of all this uncertainty is the supply chain. Every retailer you have contact with this season will have struggles stemming from the disruptions, blockages, delays, and shortages that are plaguing the flow of goods. And books are both good and
So, here is a moment when you can avoid those disruptions by claiming your piece of the holiday bookscape now. Many, many books will sell out of their initial printing and very few of those titles will be reprinted and make it back into stores this year. Here is a list of forthcoming titles that I think will make great presents, but once they’re gone, it will be some time before we see their kind again.
I avoided titles from our Picks of the Season
and What I'm Giving
lists, but those are additional great choices. Good news: there are so many cool books!