We generally write a company-wide list of New Year’s reading resolutions, but if getting through the political, economic, healthcare, and literal fires of 2020 didn’t absolve us of whatever small literary sins we carry, nothing will and we’re moving on unrepentant. And, as booksellers, moving on means turning the page in its least metaphorical sense. For some of us, 2021 will involve the first chapter of a novel in translation, or a history of empire, or a report on the Anthropocene. For others, a mythology-inspired fantasy or an 80-year-old thriller. In a way, the books themselves are less important than the act of faith they will require of us: to move forward into the unexpected, mind open and unafraid.
by Hiroko Oyamada and David Boyd