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Thanksgiving Week Bestsellers

1The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi (Signed Hardcover)
2The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross (Hardcover)
3Odyssey by Jack McDevitt (Hardcover)
4Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective by George R. R. Martin (Hardcover)
5Havoc Swims Jaded by David J. Schow (Signed Numbered Hardcover w/Chapbook)

1Fantasy Magazine
2Fantasy & Science Fiction
3Realms of Fantasy

We were closed a good number of days last week due to the holiday, but the sales maintained pace with a normal week. Not bad considering the holiday season is not typically our best. In fact, the last three years running, our best month for sales has been January. The best I can figure is that’s when everyone does their post-holidays “I didn’t get what I wanted” shopping.


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  1. I’ve heard the holidays are death for book-people from someone else. He seemed to understand the why of it, but it strikes me as odd that people don’t get and give books for X-Mas.

    Ah well, chalk it up to just one other thing about people that I don’t get.

    • Some people find selecting books for people to be difficult. You have to figure out what they’d like and make sure they don’t have it already.

      That said, there is only one person I buy books as presents for and he’s the one that started me down the genre path.

    • Personally, I’ve always given books as much as possible for Christmas, because they are rectangular and therefore don’t give me the wrapping willies. But I’m fortunate in that I come from a long line of librarians and people who will read anything you put in front of them rather than read nothing at all, so it’s hard to disappoint them.

      • Sounds nice! My family doesn’t read much at all and when they do read, they are quite selective. Despite this, my wife and I seem to be having some luck instilling a “books are good” philosophy in our kids.

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