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There’s a hint of fall in the air in South Florida as we kick off the month of October in the year of 2021 and it’s with great excitement and anticipation that we look forward to a remarkable holiday season with a harvest of wonderful books for all your bookish needs.
This year, however, as you start thinking about the holidays and making your holiday lists, we want to alert you to a challenge that we will be facing as we request your continued support. The book industry is one of those businesses that will be hit hard by supply chain strain this fall. Publishers have warned us that their capacity to print and distribute books will be impacted this holiday season, due to COVID-related labor shortages in publisher warehouses, printing capacity limitations, paper shortages, and shipping issues – resulting in a high potential for out-of-stock books and order fulfillment delays.
With these warnings in mind, Books & Books has stocked up on as many featured, popular gift books and hot new titles as we can, in preparation, but we have no way of knowing what supplies will be like later this season. It’s with this in mind, that we are asking our customers to act now by shopping early, shopping local and shopping now!
SHOP EARLY SHOP LOCAL SHOP NOW
Shop now for the titles you know you’ll want. Create a wish list and share it with your loved ones and have them do the same. Pre-order titles not yet published. This is the best way to ensure you’ll have them for the holidays. Shop online at www.shop.booksandbooks.com and consider shipping via USPS Priority Mail, rather than Media Mail. While the latter provides good value, shipping times can be erratic, particularly late in the season. Ask our booksellers for recommendations. Should we run out of the book you want, our booksellers can recommend just the right replacement. Keep an eye out for our weekly book buyer recommendations. These are the books loved by our staff and curated especially for our readers. A gift card is always a great choice! They can be used in-store or online. These are the ways you can support us this year and we thank you, as always, for everything you do for Books & Books!
From All of Us at Books & Books